Renewable energy challenge - a call for innovators

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Renewable energy challenge - a call for innovators

There is a real need for a fresh look at renewable energy solutions in urban environments. In a post-Covid world and particularly at a local level, enterprises, landlords, developers and residents will all benefit from more energy efficient ways to do business and interact.

We at the Royal Docks are asking all innovators in renewable energy to help London bounce back, and are working with the Mayor of London and NESTA to find the best innovators, whether a tech start-up or established business, to develop solutions that will use the Royal Docks water area as a test-bed for renewable energy production.

Innovators will be able to develop a proof of concept for renewable energy production utilising the Royal Docks water area, leading to a transferable, scalable and commercially viable prototype for the generation of renewable energy.

There’s up to £50k available to support your idea.

The Mayor will award £10k each to the top four entries for this challenge in the first round. You’ll also receive capacity building support and access to data, stakeholders and use of the water to develop your product. After the first round, one winner will be awarded an additional £40k to implement their idea.

Find out more and submit proposals by 1 April at