Energy for Business

Our Energy Innovation and Collaboration team can deliver funded support to businesses in Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire or Leicestershire.

Businesses may be able to access funded support through the Energy for Business. Funded by the European Regional Development Fund, this low-carbon innovation project offers:

  • Specialist consultancy from world-class academics
  • Events and workshops
  • Student placements and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • A capital grant for business growth
  • Access to outstanding facilities and expertise

Funded support is just the start - our dedicated team will sign-post you to other opportunities.

We welcome the opportunity to collaborate if you have an innovate project or energy saving idea. By working together we can make a difference to our energy future, help you grow your business and as a result benefit the local economy.

Colette McHugh Putman
Project Manager
Energy Innovation and Collaboration team

If you are planning an energy related project please get in touch as we may be able to support you.

Phone: +44 (0) 115 7484969

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funded support businesses must be Small or Medium-sized Enterprises (*SMEs) in the D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) or LLEP (Leicester, Leicestershire) region. 

*The European definition of SME follows: "The category of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is made up of enterprises which employ fewer than 250 persons and which have an annual turnover not exceeding 50 million euro, and/or an annual balance sheet total not exceeding 43 million euro."




The Energy Innovation and Collaboration-Energy for Business project is worth £9m, with funding coming from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the University of Nottingham and private match.

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