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Innovation Programmes

ESB has a structured open approach where we engage with the wider innovation eco-system to capture and prioritise ideas from a range of different innovation and digital programmes. Effective management of our innovation programmes ensures that we generate a continuous flow of innovative business proposals for assessment and development into commercial business propositions in line with our Innovation process.

Our key Innovation and Digital Programmes

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Eco Partner Platform

Our Eco Partner Platform is ESB's home for external collaboration and innovation in the digital space

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Business Unit Innovation

All Business Units (BU) in ESB have an innovation mandate and innovation projects are managed and delivered within each area.

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Digital Accelerator

The Digital Accelerator at ESB is a dedicated team focused on developing new business opportunities and solving challenges through deploying digital solutions in an agile manner.

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ESB X Potential Programme

X_Site

X_Site is ESB’s business incubator – providing relevant supports for cross value chain ventures to enable innovative projects to develop, grow and scale.

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X_Potential

The X_Potential programme enables all staff across ESB to submit innovative ideas that have the potential to develop into future businesses for the organisation.

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Innovation Academy

ESB's Innovation Academy is designed to build competency in customer centric innovation across the group to support delivery of our ambitious Net Zero strategy.

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Free Electrons

Free Electrons is an alliance of energy accelerators and global utilities that are committed to supporting energy entrepreneurs and start-ups to transform the energy market with next-generation ideas.

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Emerging Technology and R&D

ESB engages with external stakeholders, technology developers and consultants, energy start-ups, research organisations and staff across ESB to analyse and assess emerging technologies across power generation, flexibility, cross - energy and cross industry.

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