Technology Focus Areas

There are many low carbon technologies that could make a valuable contribution to the UKs energy objectives. This is reflected in the diverse low carbon innovation interests of the LCICG membership. Deciding how and where to prioritise innovation support is challenging for the UK Government and the private sector. The LCICG commissioned the Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) project to identify priority technology areas which require support.

Technology Innovation Needs Assessments

The Technology Innovation Needs Assessment (TINA) project, led by the LCICG, is being used to inform the prioritisation of public sector investment in low carbon innovation. The TINAs aim to identify and value the key innovation needs of specific low carbon technologies. The TINA project considers eleven low carbon technology focus areas and uses consistent methodology to examine the potential for innovation within each.

For each low carbon technology, the TINA:

  • Analyses the potential role of the technology in the UKs energy system
  • Estimates the value to the UK economy from cutting the costs of the technology through innovation
  • Estimates the value to the UK economy of the green growth opportunity through exports
  • Assesses the case for UK public sector intervention in innovation
  • Identifies the potential innovation priorities to deliver the greatest benefit to the UK

TINAs will be published on this site as they become available.

The TINA analytical framework was developed by the Carbon Trust with contributions from core LCICG members as well as input from sector experts and organisations.

Disclaimer TINAs provide an independent analysis of innovation needs and a comparison between technologies. The TINAs do not consider barriers and opportunities beyond those in innovation, such as those found in planning, the supply chain, related infrastructure and finance. These are the focus of other Government initiatives. TINA content is not intended to describe or replace the published policies of any LCICG members. Any statements found in any TINA do not necessarily represent the policies of LCICG members (or the UK Government).