Manufacturing and industrial businesses in Swindon and Wiltshire are encouraged to apply for funding to improve their productivity through the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator scheme.

To increase the effectiveness of new technologies, and deploy existing technologies in novel settings, the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator scheme supports projects that lead to improved productivity and economic growth.

Run by Carbon Trust, the scheme helps businesses with real-world problems to solve, and matches them with technology providers.  Funding is for demonstrators that help businesses take first mover advantage from the new technologies.

Funds are made available as grants to support businesses work with technology providers to demonstrate technologies in real-world settings.

Grants of £150,000 up to £1m are offered by the Dept. for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy to high scoring applications proposed jointly by businesses and technology partners working together. Funding will normally be between 40 – 60% of the total costs, with contributions from projects required to make up the difference.

Applications must be made by 31 August 2018, but proposals should be submitted as soon as they are ready, with the next cut-off date being 30 June 2018. And you can still register an interest as an industry partner seeking a technology provider with the Carbon Trust, as well as obtain an application form.

The Carbon Trust has produced these slides which detail the funds available and illustrate what makes a strong application.

Whilst the SWLEP is not involved in the funding, if you wish to discuss this or any other funding opportunity, please do not hesitate to contact us via europeanfunding@swlep.co.uk