This competition aims to support feasibility and engineering studies necessary to enable an investment decision in energy efficiency and deep decarbonisation solutions. This is the second round of the IETF Phase 1 competition.

IETF will award up to £40 million across 2 strands. These are:

  • feasibility and engineering studies (this strand);
  • deployment projects.

In this strand, you must be an industrial businesses of any size to apply. You can apply on your own or in collaboration with other organisations. Your project must take place at a manufacturing site or data centre in England, Wales or Northern Ireland and be led by the operator of that site.

The other competition strand, IETF deployment of energy efficiency technologies, Spring 2021, will fund projects that deploy energy efficiency technology.

The IETF is a Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) fund. Innovate UK is delivering part of this competition on behalf of BEIS, which is a joint sponsor. Following the assessment of applications, the awarding, contracting, and monitoring of projects will be delivered by BEIS.

Key dates

Competition opens | 8 March 2021

Apply by | 14 July 2021 | 11:00am

Applicants notified | 30 November 2021

Briefing webinar

Briefing webinars are taking place on 11 March and 8 June. Find out more

Find out more and apply

Full details about this competition and online application form can be found on the Innovation Funding Service website