New Energy Innovation Board announced by BEIS

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Photo of Sir Mark Walport giving speech at lectern in front of projection

The new Energy Innovation Board, that replaces and builds on the work of the Low Carbon Innovation Coordination Group, is announced today (Friday 11 November 2016).

The Energy Innovation Board is chaired by Sir Mark Walport, the Government’s Chief Scientific Advisor, and attended by senior civil servants across The Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Innovate UK, Research Councils, DCLG, Defra, DFiD, DfT, Ofgem, and with HMT as observers. The Devolved Administrations will also be invited to attend Board meetings on a regular basis, and other organisations may be invited to attend for specific topics.

The Board has the role of providing strategic oversight of public programmes on energy innovation. It is also to identify opportunities for enhanced collaboration on both UK and international energy innovation priorities, while funding decisions for individual programmes remain within the remit of their respective Departments or organisations. The Board builds on the work of the LCICG and replaces it, to provide an even greater opportunity to collaborate at a strategic level.

The Secretariat is provided by the BEIS Energy Innovation team. You can contact the Secretariat at

Reference: PN 63-16