About us

Having led the industrial revolution, Greater Manchester is now at the forefront of the green revolution. The city declared a climate emergency in 2019 and is committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2038. As part of this ambitious effort, the Energy Innovation Agency (EIA) unites partners from local government, business, industry, academia, and citizen representatives to tackle this challenge.

The Energy Innovation Agency is a collaboration among 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 aims to accelerate the introduction of energy-related innovations by leveraging the region’s exceptional academic and governmental resources alongside the entrepreneurship and investment capabilities of the industry. This synergy will shorten the journey from discovery to deployment and facilitate the rapid scaling of energy innovations, driving Greater Manchester towards its carbon-neutral goal.

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Key Focus Areas

Energy Generation & Storage

Decarbonisation of Heat

Low-Carbon Transport

Energy Diversity & Flexibility

Our goals

  • Aim to foster public confidence in new approaches and technologies, creating local skills and employment opportunities and improving access to cleaner, greener, energy for all

  • Connecting innovators and innovative products to businesses​ 

  • Utilising the world class research support of three leading Universities to develop and validate products, with industry partners lending their knowledge and expertise​

  • Creating a real-world testbed in the commercial environment, to allow new products and models to be demonstrated ​

  • Access business support to enable a product to reach the market in the most effective and efficient way​