top of page awarded £170k boost from Innovate UK has been awarded £170k from Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund. The six-figure grant will enable us to further develop and commercialise our pioneering technology, providing automated and remote monitoring of industrial battery systems used to provide back-up power for critical infrastructure including hospitals, data centres and mobile phone masts.

A photograph of the start-up team in November 2020
Duncan Jones Co-founder & CPO, David Smith Founder and CEO, Michael McAiney Lead Developer

Our system uses state-of-the-art IoT technologies, data analytics and cloud-based software to constantly and remotely monitor battery health, replacing existing monthly or annual technician visits, something which has proved especially challenging during the Covid-19 pandemic, with a robust monitoring system which ensures any faults are detected 24/7. The need to manually complete and administer inspection paperwork is also removed via an easy-to-use mobile app.

What the Innovate UK’s Sustainable Innovation Fund means for us

This grant will allow us to employ two full-time software developers as we gear up to take the product to market in the UK and internationally, where it will apply the same technology to renewable power systems in developing countries such as Nigeria. founder & CEO David said: “This is a really exciting time for The Innovate UK grant will enable us to expedite the development process and bring forward the launch of a viable product which we believe will have a significant impact on both the future of industrial battery management in the UK and the uptake of renewable power globally, particularly in developing economies.”

Innovate UK Executive Chair Dr Ian Campbell said: “In these difficult times we have seen the best of British business innovation. The pandemic is not just a health emergency but one that impacts society and the economy. along with every initiative Innovate UK has supported through this fund, is an important step forward in  driving  sustainable economic development. Each one  is also helping to realise the ambitions of hard-working people.”

 Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, is investing up to £191 million to fund single and collaborative research and development projects as part of the Sustainable Innovation Fund over the next two years. The aim of these competitions is to help all sectors of the UK rebuild after the effects of COVID-19. The Sustainable Innovation Fund is funding 1,103 projects, 1189 UK businesses and totalling over £130 million in support across the UK.

Stay tuned as we embark on Phase 2 of the journey.

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