UK trade missions to discuss sustainable energy

05 July 2019
UK trade missions to discuss sustainable energy
Solar panels. Photo: EPA

The British Chamber of Commerce Myanmar announced yesterday the imminent arrival of a Trade Mission from the UK, state media reported.

The mission derives from the Energy Catalyst programme run by Innovate UK, funded though the Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF), a £1.5 billion fund announced by the UK Government in late 2015 to support cutting-edge research that addresses the challenges faced by developing countries.

The Energy Catalyst programme was set up in 2013 to support UK-based businesses develop highly innovative, market focused, energy technologies.

In 2019 the Energy Catalyst programme was awarded £36.6m from the GCRF to develop new energy technologies and enable them to rapidly become viable sustainable energy solutions, adhering to three key pillars of; Low Cost, Low Carbon and Secure Supply, specifically working in two areas of Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.