The Energy Innovation Agency is a collaboration between Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), The Growth Company, Hitachi Europe, Bruntwood, SSE Enterprise, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

The Energy Innovation Agency has been created to bridge the ‘innovation gap’ that is a key barrier for Greater Manchester reaching its aim of having a zero-carbon footprint by 2038. Key areas of focus for the Agency are:

  • Decarbonisation of the energy system
  • Scaling the best clean energy initiatives across the region and beyond
  • Rapid deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy technologies
  • Encouraging investment in the city region

Greater Manchester is leading the green revolution

This unique partnership will accelerate the introduction of energy related innovation, bringing together the region’s exceptional academic and government assets with the entrepreneurship and investment of industry to both shorten the journey from discovery to deployment and to facilitate the rapid scaling of energy innovations.

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Green Summit 2021: Smart energy – Low carbon Innovation

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Smart Energy Plan

As part of the Smart Systems and Heat phase 2 programme, Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has developed a Smart Energy Plan with support from Energy Systems Catapult, the Energy Technologies Institute and other stakeholders.

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