Sep 2013
Electricity Transmission
Co-managed Innovation Projects (SSE/NG/UMIP)
Sep 2013
National Grid Electricity System Operator
National Grid TO Innovation Team
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Innovation Funding Incentive
The CMEIF is a fund agreed jointly between National Grid (NG), Scottish and Southern Electricity (SSE), the University, University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP), and the UMIP Premier Fund (UPF). The nominal value of the CMEIF is £1M comprised of funds set aside by each partner as follows:

  • National Grid - £300,000

  • SSE - £300,000

  • The University - £200,000

  • UPF - £200,000

The fund was established to stimulate and develop novel innovations and technology arising from the University for utilisation in the electricity generation and distribution industry.

The Co-Managed Energy Innovation Fund has been created to identify and develop novel research and technologies for commercialisation and utilisation by the distribution and transmission industry to improve delivery of electricity to customers.

The Co-Managed Energy Innovation Fund is looking to provide funding, typically up to £100,000, enabling University researchers to undertake one-year projects on innovations to demonstrate proof-of-principle.