3-4 November 2020 ACC Liverpool

LCNI2019 decided to offer a great opportunity for SME's and new innovators who wanted to showcase their ideas and shape the industry with their dynamic projects!

Below you can see the list with the SME's that participated in our first LCNI Innovation Hub.




AMSC (NASDAQ: AMSC) generates the ideas, technologies and solutions that meet the world’s demand for smarter, cleaner, better energy. Through its Windtec Solutions, AMSC provides wind turbine electronic controls and systems, designs and engineering services that reduce the cost of wind energy. Through its Gridtec Solutions, AMSC provides the engineering planning services and advanced grid systems that optimize network reliability, efficiency and performance.

The company’s solutions are now powering gigawatts of renewable energy globally and enhancing the performance and reliability of power networks in more than a dozen countries. Founded in 1987, AMSC is headquartered near Boston, Massachusetts with operations in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America.


Moixa is an industry-leading cleantech company that manufacturers smart solar batteries and GridShare software to manage smart charging of batteries and electric vehicles.

GridShare® manages over 80MWh of residential batteries across 8000 homes in the UK and Japan – forming one of the world’s largest virtual power plants. The software uses AI to learn and optimise daily charging, leveraging low carbon resources and time-of-day tariffs. GridShare also enables utilities to aggregate and manage large fleets of batteries and electric vehicles in order to deliver flexibility services into ancillary markets.



Pollywood Ltd with the support of EIC and  Northern Powergrid are developing a very strong engineered hardwood tube (patent applied for)to replace creosoted poles.  

The Pollywood Pole will bring many advantages to users. The principal material is still wood. The Pollywood Power Pole will require the fewest changes to current working practices. It will be lighter and easy to handle in difficult urban and rural locations. The rapid process will enable us to make to order any specification agreed.

The trees are from sustainable forests, where each tree taken is replaced by a minimum of 2 trees. The product uses the wood so efficiently, that each tree currently used, will produce several Pollywood Poles sharply reducing the ship journeys required. The use of low quantities of electricity and no water, make it substantially eco-friendlier than either the existing pole, or potential replacements from any other materials.


IPEC Ltd are experts in On-line Partial Discharge (PD) testing of MV and HV plant. We have world-leading technology for the detection and location of PD in cables, switchgear, and accessories. Our PD test equipment ranges from handheld to permanently installed solutions and is used all around the world.

Digital Engineering

 Digital Engineering helps companies understand, mitigate and manage the impact of the weather on their business.

The diverse team, consisting of data scientists, meteorologists, mathematicians, computer programmers and engineers uses their range of experience to work with transmission and distribution companies to solve problems in new and creative ways.



Surple build software that helps optimise energy use at scale. Their platform enables large organisations, property portfolios and cities to make smarter energy decisions by removing the barriers to energy management that have traditionally existed. By putting human behaviour and user experience at the core of their software development they are changing the way people see energy and cutting time, costs and carbon emissions in the process.


Recurve connects the dots between efficiency, electrification, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources to enable demand flexibility as a market-based procurable resource. Since 2015, we have been dedicated to creating transparent methods and open-source software to revolutionize the way demand flexibility is measured, deployed and procured.

The Recurve Platform provides leading utilities, regulators, and aggregators with a secure, scalable, SaaS solution that enables market-based demand flexibility as a resource.

Recurve are working with EnergyPro to bring demand flexibility to the UK.


C-Capture designs world-leading chemical processes for the capture of carbon dioxide. It has patented a unique, solvent-based technology which offers a safe, low-cost way to remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources such as power stations, iron and steel manufacture, cement production, and other industrial processes, for positive environmental benefit, using a post-combustion capture approach. It also has the potential to separate CO2 from natural gas or hydrogen, and from biogas from anaerobic digestion to produce biomethane as a renewable fuel.

The technology uses a new class of capture solvents that are amine (and indeed nitrogen) free, are not classified as hazardous, are inexpensive, and can be manufactured on a large scale. The company was founded in 2009 as a spin-out from the Department of Chemistry at Leeds University, and recent investors include IP Group, Drax, and BP Ventures.

C-Capture currently leads a major new collaborative project funded by the UK Government’s Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, to scale up and deploy its technology at Drax power station in North Yorkshire, which will see carbon dioxide captured from biomass used in power generation, and show how C-Capture’s technology can be used as part of a process to remove existing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (BECCS). C-Capture is proud of the potential its technology offers to mitigate climate change as part of the growing market for environmentally-conscious power generation and industrial processes.


OrxaGrid is envisions an ultimate transformation of the existing electrical grid into one that is predictive, intuitive, and responsive. OrxaGrid develops communications enabled sensors and intelligent software solutions for three key areas: Energy Efficiency analysis to increase electricity efficiency, Fault analysis to reduce outages and Asset Health analysis for improving asset life.

Sherwood Power

Sherwood Power has developed an energy storage system based on the use of compressed air as the storage medium (0.5 to 100 MWh or more). The company’s  Free Air Battery (FAB) system overcomes many of the traditional challenges of using compressed air (relating principally to the management of waste heat) to deliver a system which benefits the environment by storing wind and solar generated electricity and in addition has a much longer operating life than batteries and far lower recycling and disposal challenges. All the principal components of the system can be sent to scrap and recycling after a 30 year operating life.