Utility Week Live, 22nd - 23rd May 2018

Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

innovation lead, energy systems, Innovative UK

Mark joined Innovate UK in February 2015 as lead technologist for energy systems.  He spent 13 years in engineering and manufacturing at Rolls-Royce Motor cars, the last 18 in innovation and technology development and the last 6 specifically in energy.  His specific areas of activity and expertise are:

  • Bringing together the necessary ingredients and parties to deliver energy user value propositions and disruptive business models.
  • Supporting the development of innovations that enable greater energy system flexibility, including smart grids, storage, demand side response
  • The role of electric and plug-in vehicles in the energy system
  • Delivery of low carbon heat, and energy efficiency in buildings
  • Energy user behaviour and increasing their engagement in the energy system

He also co-chairs a cross-government working group focusing on identifying high value international collaboration opportunities in energy innovation.


The best industry exhibition I have ever been to. Thought provoking, interesting, good networking, with a positive feel to the whole event… it was excellent!

Jacob Tompkins OBE, Managing Director, Waterwise