Innovation Lead - Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, Innovate UK
Manu Ravishankar has over a decade of experience in developing and supporting energy system innovation for decarbonisation. He has focussed on developing whole systems approaches to aiding sustainable transitions in areas including renewable integration, system flexibility and hydrogen. He is currently an Innovation Lead for the £450m Strategic Innovation Fund delivered by Innovate UK and Ofgem which is taking a radical approach to enabling UK’s future energy system. Prior to Innovate UK, he worked at the Carbon Trust providing strategic innovation support to the UK and international governments, large utilities and emerging Climate Tech companies. He has authored landmark reports on topics such as whole energy system flexibility, net zero in the cooling sector, local energy systems and novel technologies such as thermal energy storage.