The AI for Decarbonisation Programme is part of the government’s broader £1bn Net Zero Innovation Portfolio, which aims to provide funding for low-carbon technologies to help bring them to market quicker.  

The BEIS claimed the programme will not only help the UK achieve its net-zero goals, but also help bring down energy costs and increase the AI technology’s market growth in the country.

The programme is made up of two separate streams for grant funding, which will be launched in phases.

The first, worth up to £500,000, will be used to co-fund a virtual centre of excellence on AI innovation and decarbonisation through to March 2025. The second is worth up to £1m and is designed to fund projects that will accelerate the development of AI technologies that enable decarbonisation.

"The UK is one of the world’s most advanced AI economies, and AI technology is already having a transformative impact on our economy and society," said George Freeman, the UK...