What we do

The Energy Innovation Agency will transform Greater Manchester’s energy systems making them cleaner, greener, and more sustainable, lowering carbon emissions and making energy more accessible to communities, businesses, organisations, and industry across the region.

Our vision is to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral economy by bridging the energy innovation gap, increasing the deployment of innovative energy solutions in GM and beyond, and to speed-up the reduction of carbon emissions.

Innovation Exploitation

Scaling the best clean energy initiatives across the region and beyond.


Reducing Greater Manchester’s carbon emissions from energy to meet our ambitious target to be a carbon-neutral city region by 2038.


Creating and promoting investment opportunities for carbon-neutral energy innovations and projects in the city region.

Rapid Commercialisation

Rapid transition of carbon-neutral energy innovations to full-scale integration.

Opportunity Areas

Discover our focus areas within the energy sector – solving industry problems with innovative solutions

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Solve our Challenge

Can your innovation contribute to solving our grand challenge? Learn more here

Challenge Event

Deployment ready solutions

If you have a game-changing energy innovation that can be deployed in Greater Manchester, get in touch today!

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The Energy Innovation Agency seeks to bring together the combined resources and services of the founding partners to deliver the innovative solutions required to meet Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon neutral target.

The Energy Innovation Agency are a great connection for us, they work hard at putting our products and services in front of the right people.  Most importantly there are highly relevant introductions being made, and they have a real understanding of the importance of commercialisation.  The team are absolutely delightful to deal with and very responsive, EIA feels like we have an additional team member on our side.

Lisa Furlong, MD Mole Group Utilities Limited

About us

Having led the industrial revolution, Greater Manchester (GM) is now leading the green revolution. The city declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has committed to becoming zero-carbon by 2038. As part of this effort the Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) brings together partners from local government, business, industry and the academic sectors, including citizen representatives to meet this challenge.

The Energy Innovation Agency is a collaboration between Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), The Growth Company, Hitachi Europe, Bruntwood, SSE Energy Solutions, The University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford.

This unique partnership will accelerate the introduction of energy related innovation, bringing together the region’s exceptional academic and government assets with the entrepreneurship and investment of industry to both shorten the journey from discovery to deployment and to facilitate the rapid scaling of energy innovations.

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Please get in touch if you would like to work with the Agency and learn more about the support available to help accelerate the deployment of low carbon solutions.

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