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New collaborative online resource launched to help UK innovators transform the energy system

6 June 2018

A collaborative new resource has been launched that will help innovators access knowledge and find research outcomes more quickly and easily in a bid to transform the UK energy system.

Led by the UK Governments Energy Systems Catapult (ESC) and delivered in collaboration with stakeholders across the energy industry and academic research providers, including the STFC run UKERC Energy Data Centre, the Energy Knowledge Exchange™ (EKX) allows energy SMEs to gain free access to valuable information and acts as a platform for innovators to find support networks, collaborate, explore sources of funding and build productive partnerships.

The aim of EKX™ is to save users time and money by signposting resources using its digital index service. Innovators can explore summaries of existing knowledge and unlock hidden data easily, helping overcome innovation barriers, avoid dead ends and access the latest solutions and insights.

Speaking of the formal launch of EKX™ Jim Halliday, UKERC Co-Director and heads of the Energy Research Unit sited at STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, said:

“The UKERC Energy Data Centre has been very pleased to work with the Energy Systems Catapult in this major energy information and data sharing collaboration. I believe that the creation of the EKX platform will allow energy SME’s to quickly and easily access the large wealth of information and data already available, for example in the Energy Data Centre, and to find collaborators particularly in academia. We look forward to continuing to work with EKX and further expand the exchange of energy information and data.”

The UKERC Energy Data Centre was developed and is maintained for UKERC by the Energy Research Unit at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory and exists as a hub for information on all publically funded energy research happening in the UK.

Energy Innovators can sign up to get EKX™ advanced editions for free. Knowledge Providers can also benefit by joining the EKX™ Forum – giving access to the EKX™ Portal or for more information are advised to contact the EKX Project Team. Lastly, you can sign up for information and updates on EKX™ online.

Further resources for the EKX™ service are continually being updated by STFC’s Energy Research Unit and other industry stakeholders including Energy Networks Association (ENA), the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Energy Innovation Centre (EIC).

Notes to Editors:

The Energy Research Unit (ERU) specialises in performing and enabling innovative research on new and renewable energy technologies. The Unit, established over 25 years ago at STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire, has an international reputation in wind energy research.

The Energy Systems Catapult is the UK’s technology and innovation centre set up to support businesses and Government for the development of new products and services to address the new commercial opportunities created by the transformation of UK and global energy systems (covering electricity, heat and combustible gases).

Last updated: 12 June 2018


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