Flexibility Innovation: Market Engagement

Closed 14 Nov 2021

Opened 7 Oct 2021


The recently published Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan 2021 and Energy Digitalisation Strategy identified key BEIS policy priorities to enable the transition to a smart, flexible, decarbonised energy system.

As part of the at least £100 million Energy Storage and Flexibility Challenge set out in the Prime Minister’s ten point plan for a green industrial revolution, BEIS is minded to consider how innovation can support this transition: how it could potentially support innovation in the development of relevant smart, flexible, secure, and accessible technologies and markets.

The purpose of this questionnaire is to:

  • collect stakeholder views on the scope and design of a potential innovation programme
  • understand future market capacity and capability to deliver innovation within a broad set of the technology areas we may consider supporting under such a programme

Please also note that participation in this questionnaire is optional and is not a prerequisite for applying to any future activities under this potential innovation programme. Any bidders applying for future activities under the potential programme will not be penalised for not participating in this questionnaire and equally, responses received will not be considered in any future procurements.

Responses to this Market Engagement Questionnaire will form part of a wider set of inputs that the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will consider as part of the development of any programme.

Use of respondent information: collection and processing of your personal data will be in line with the following privacy policy. Information provided in response to this questionnaire will be used by BEIS and its contractors to assist in the development of the proposed future programme. Such information may also be shared with relevant teams across BEIS where appropriate. The information collected through this questionnaire will not be published. 



  • SMEs (small and medium businesses)
  • Large businesses (over 250 staff)
  • Multinational businesses
  • Medium business (50 to 250 staff)
  • Micro business (up to 9 staff)
  • Small business (10 to 49 staff)
  • Low carbon technologies
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology (R&D)
  • Installer
  • Universities
  • Research Councils
  • Science Policy organisations and thinktanks
  • National Academies
  • University associations
  • Researchers
  • Innovation community
  • Non-departmental public bodies
  • Charities and Third Sector organisations


  • Innovation
  • Research