New online map lists UK energy testing facilities


Energy Systems Catapult and the Energy Innovation Centre have launched their new online ‘UK Testing Facilities Map’, which allows users to discover testing facilities for energy innovations across the UK in just a few clicks.

Liam Bolton, Innovation Community Lead at Energy Innovation Centre, said: “We are really excited to launch our interactive map of UK testing facilities alongside the Energy Systems Catapult.

“Supporting our innovation community in accessing the industry is of paramount importance to the Energy Innovation Centre.

“Testing and demonstration is a vital part of the innovation process, and with our new tool, innovators are able to access the information they need to locate and contact the best testing facility for them.”

The interactive map provides an overview of the cutting-edge facilities that innovators can access across the United Kingdom, encompassing a wide range of capabilities to cater to a large variety of innovations.

Andrew Pease, Technology Acceleration Manager at Energy Systems Catapult, said: “The Catapult has a mission to unleash the full potential of the innovators enabling the UK’s transition to net zero carbon emissions, and so we’re delighted to be launching this interactive map which provides a one-stop shop for discovering a wide range of testing facilities across the country.

“As innovation accelerates within the energy system, it is important to enable testing and demonstration of these innovations within controlled environments.

“With the Interactive Map and Guide it will be easier to understand the landscape of available test sites and their specialities to help SMEs find appropriate resources for testing of their innovation.”

Full list of energy sector testing and demonstration facilities is available here.