The new Energy Systems Catapult will be located in Birmingham. The Energy Technologies Institute will merge their existing Smart Systems and Heat Programme currently based in Birmingham into the new Catapult.
It is expected that the Catapult will open at the ETI’s existing office at Birmingham Business Park, before finding a permanent location in the Birmingham area.
The new Catapult will be focused on exploiting the commercial opportunities for new technology-based products and services created by the transformation and improvement of energy networks – electricity, combustible gases and heat.
Based in Birmingham, it will benefit from being closely located to a hub of energy systems focused private, public and academic organisations as well as good transport links to other parts of the UK where it expects to be involved in energy systems testing and demonstration.
The new technology and innovation centre is set to open in April 2015.