Services for business

Business support

Business support

We are able to support businesses who are low-carbon innovators or who are working on energy related projects.  

This is as the result of European Regional Development Funding (ERDF) which allows us to provide consultancy to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (*SMEs) in the D2N2 (Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire) region.

We hope that this will be the start of a long term relationship - we will sign-post you to other opportunities.


How does it work?

A typical project starts with a chat about you and your business. If there is potential for a productive project a member of the Energy Innovation and Collaboration team will arrange to come and visit you to find out more.

You can tell us what you want to achieve and what your plans are for the future of your business and we will discuss the support you need to do this. There is some form filling to be done, but once that is out of the way we will start to work with you on your project.

We have over 160 academics and researchers at the university working in energy related fields and we will link you up with the right people to make your project a success. A typical project usually lasts around 2 days. This is calculated cumulatively, so in effect we could be working with you for several months.

Expertise and facilities

To find out more about the expertise and facilities that we can access for your business take a look at our in-depth  Energy Capabilities A-Z.  


*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."




Energy for Business

Energy Technologies Building
University of Nottingham Innovation Park
Nottingham NG7 2TU

t: +44 (0) 115 74 84969