The Energy Innovation Agency brings 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.


Bruntwood connects you, your team and your business with the spaces, support and people to help you grow. We own, let and manage outstanding buildings, workspace, innovation and science facilities. Bruntwood understand the power of innovation and the impact of co-location. We provide connections to the specialist partnerships and ecosystems science and tech businesses need to form, scale and grow including access to finance, talent and new markets.


Greater Manchester is one of the country's most successful city-regions, home to more than 2.8 million people. The Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is made up of the ten Greater Manchester councils and Mayor, who work with other local services, businesses, communities and other partners to improve the city-region.

We face major environmental challenges that threaten the health and prosperity of our region. Greater Manchester is taking action with the Five-Year Environment Plan. The plan sets out our long-term environmental vision – to be carbon neutral by 2038 – and the urgent actions we all need to take in the next five years to help achieve this.

Growth Company

We are an award-winning, accredited, social enterprise with a mission to enable growth, create jobs and improve lives. Our vision is for a society where economic growth and prosperity is inclusive, sustainable and leaves no person or community behind. 
The Growth Company has a proven track record in scaling innovative businesses and bringing new products to market through GC Business Growth Hub, and in facilitating the movement of larger companies to the GM region through Manchester’s Inward Development Agency MIDAS.

Hitachi Europe

At Hitachi EU we innovate for the good of society as a whole. We call this ‘social innovation’ and our mission is to use this to power good in the world. From the world’s fastest elevator to smarter trains and ticketing systems, and striving for the world’s cleanest energy, Hitachi EU is innovating for the good of us all. Hitachi EU develops and supplies an extensive range of highly efficient and reliable power generation, transmission and distribution systems throughout the world. We also provide smart city energy solutions.

Manchester Metropolitan University

We work with public and private organisations of all sizes, from SMEs to multinationals to address real-world problems and develop industry-leading solutions. MMU’s Manchester Fuel Cell Innovation Centre is the landmark £4.1m state-of-the-art laboratories, leading the way in harnessing renewable energy. The Centre is exploring the pure science of the fuel cell itself, driving engagement with industry on a local, national and international scale, and developing the technology talent of tomorrow.


At SSE Energy Solutions, we’re investing in a greener, sustainable future, leading the way towards a low-carbon world.

We take our ‘Whole System Thinking’ approach to accelerate your transition to net zero, creating a more resilient and sustainable energy system by investing in, building and connecting localised flexible infrastructure, using technology and data analytics to drive the long-term performance of your energy assets.

Our Distributed Energy Infrastructure specialists work with you to construct a comprehensive portfolio of energy assets, incorporating advanced technologies; these include the network, heating & cooling, consumption and energy management, flexible generation & storage and EV charging.

Decarbonising Heat | Decarbonising Transport | Decarbonising Power | Digitising Net Zero

University of Manchester

The University of Manchester is pioneering the energy systems of the future so that we can continue to heat our homes, light our buildings and travel. Our expertise is enhancing the efficiency and viability of sustainable energy sources such as solar, wind, tidal and bioenergy. We work closely with our local region on projects such as the UK’s largest ever trial of heat pumps. We’re finding out more about how today’s urban society uses energy, blending expertise from engineering and the social sciences to learn more about demand and how it can be met.

University of Salford

The University of Salford is excited to be building on our world-leading Energy House research and testing facility to create Energy House 2.0. Through commercial and grant funded research, Energy House Laboratories help businesses understand how effective their products and services are in lowering consumers’ carbon footprint and reducing energy bills. 
The new £16M facility will investigate the future of housing, looking at issues such as off-site construction, smart homes, and energy use. It builds on the work Salford has already done with Salford Energy House, a project which has enabled key changes to UK housing stock to save energy.

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