About ERIS

Details about the programme and key contacts

Energy Systems Catapult
7th Floor, Cannon House
18 Priory Queensway
Birmingham B4 6BS


For urgent enquiries or to speak to a member of the ERIS team

+44 (0) 121 203 3700

Contract Services

For any enquiries regarding additionalcontract services please contact Simon Smith our business development manager or your technical manager.

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Technical  Managers

All Technical  Managers can be reached at the eris@es.catapult.org.uk mailbox. Please include your project name in the subject line, so we can easily tell which project your email relates to.

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About the programme

ERIS is part of Energy Systems Catapult, an independent, technology-agnostic organisation, focused on creating demand pull for energy systems innovation by removing barriers and opening new markets. ERIS exists to respond to the integration challenge, to break down the siloed thinking that stands in the way of sustainable new smart local energy markets.

Our vision for ERIS is:

“Harness Prospering from the Energy Revolution to enhance the business case for Smart Local Energy Systems as a pathway for decarbonisation, through helping key stakeholders overcome barriers”

The key objectives that support the ERIS vision are:

  • Investigating and evaluating PFER project viability
  • Generating insights to increase PFER impact
  • Identifying and overcoming SLES barriers

ERIS will draw on ESC’s strong portfolio of capabilities, assets and highly skilled people to fulfil its vision and help to drive the Prospering from the Energy Revolution (PFER) programme, and projects, forward.

Our main activities include:

  • Embedding whole system awareness by providing guidance and support to projects in understanding their integration challenges and how they might address them
  • Co-creating consistent approaches to addressing barriers to smart local energy systems and sharing learning, through a community that we build with programme participants
  • Inviting in key stakeholders (e.g. investors, policy makers, regulators, consumer groups) to join the community and ensure wider stakeholders are informed of the lessons being learnt
  • Providing independent, objective evidence about the risks and opportunities of implementing smart local energy systems, including insights in to how well they meet the PFER aims, how investable they are, the integration challenges that must be addressed, and the sensitivities of propositions to location
  • Ensuring that approaches developed are useful beyond the life of the programme

Our Team

The Catapult has a dedicated core ERIS team led by the ERIS programme director, Eva Gromadzki.

Each project will be assigned a dedicated Technical Liaison Manager – supporting the creation of an open, collaborative and innovative environment. Find out more about the ERIS team below.

Eva Gromadzki, ERIS Director

Eva brings over 20 years’ experience in the sector to the Catapult, previously as General Manager of SME renewable businesses, and prior to that performed senior leadership roles within a major utility company, E.ON.

Eva combines breadth of perspective with a strong focus on adding value and delivery. She has a broad range of strategic and commercial experience, and a track record in driving collaboration to successfully change and improve new and growth business areas, both in the UK and internationally.

She is delighted to be leading the ERIS contribution to Smart Local Energy Systems and is keen to work with programme participants to make a positive sustainable impact.

Andrew Krolikowski, Programme Manager


Jim Lott, Technical  Lead

Jim brings a challenging approach to systemic transformation in the energy sector. He is particularly focused on finding common approaches and ways of working that move innovations from idea to scaled investable products.

Prior to joining ESC, Jim worked in engineering consulting roles within the energy sector for a decade. Working with clients at all scales and on a range of technologies and informational approaches, he understands combining viewpoints and outcomes can tackle barriers to innovation.

Anna Stegman, Technical  Manager

Anna is passionate about exploring novel ideas that have potential to impact the UKs energy system and can help reach its climate targets.

Prior to joining the Catapult, Anna was completing an engineering doctorate (EngD) with the Industrial Centre for Offshore Renewable Energy (IDCORE) at Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The research project involved using structured innovation methods to improve the commercial attractiveness of wave energy, including whole systems analysis. Previously she worked as a project engineer for a commercial diving company and has an MEng in Civil Engineering from University of Warwick.

Matt Blackmur, Technical Manager

Matt specialises in developing integrated and collaborative approaches to solving extant and emergent engineering challenges in the energy sector. His emphases on stakeholder engagement and accessible technical communications maximise the value delivered by programme consortia.

Joining ESC from the nuclear sector, Matt has spent five years providing agile engineering and scientific consultancy services to Governmental and commercial organisations. With a demonstrable history of innovative industrial problem solving, Matt is experienced with delivering solutions in highly regulated environments. He has a Doctorate in Materials from the University of Manchester.

Simon Smith, Business Development Manager

Donna Gandy-Wright, Senior Project Manager

Donna is a hands-on, results driven Senior Programme/Project Manager, who has operated within complex multinational, remote and dynamic environments within the Energy and Telcomms sectors.

Donna has over 25 years’ experience in delivering new technology products, systems and tools, and has successfully established programme teams and their associated processes to deliver complex projects and programmes in a multi-national environment. Prior to joining the Catapult, Donna worked for the Energy Technology Institute (ETI) where she was responsible for Smart

Systems and Heat projects. She holds a BEng (hons) in Engineering (Electronics) from Coventry University.