Innovate and grow with ‘Energy for Business’

Energy for Business‘ is a programme offering SMEs the opportunity to access funded support for energy projects, and is delivered by the Energy Innovation and Collaboration team here at the University of Nottingham.

The University is a leading international centre for energy research, with a reputation for excellence across a broad range of technologies encompassing bioenergy, fossil energy, energy storage, the built environment and smart grids.

‘Energy for Business’ provides funded support for SMEs by forging links between businesses, world-class academics, researchers and graduates. Perhaps you need help in developing a new product, finding the right sort of skilled staff, accessing facilities or sourcing key expertise.

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), this Low Carbon project offers product innovation, business support and capital funding to SMEs in the D2N2 region.

One company that has benefitted from such support is Sustainable Computers Ltd. This business uses renewable energy technology to support education, healthcare and enterprise in countries where the electricity supply is unreliable or non-existent. As part of ‘Energy for Business’, Sustainable Computers Ltd is using the University’s cutting-edge climate chamber to test how ultra-low-energy computers will perform in Sub-Saharan climates.

Energy for business Come to our free Energy Week events

Between the 19th and the 25th of June, the University is running a series of free energy events as part of EU Sustainable Energy Week.

These include:

  • 19th June, a breakfast seminar on future energy trends
  • 20th June, afternoon tea with talks from experts on energy storage
  • 21st June, tours of the Creative Energy Homes
  • 21st June, evening lecture on the ‘Transition of Energy Systems: can the developing world leap-frog the fossil economy?’
  • 22nd June, Building Better Business workshop

For more information about Energy week, click here.

If you are working on or planning an energy-related project please get in touch to tell us about your plans. We may be able to support you!


Telephone: 0115 74 84969