Leicestershire businesses to receive support from University of Nottingham

New funding allows University of Nottingham to offer free support to SMEs in its neighbouring county.

University of Nottingham

The Energy for Business scheme at the University of Nottingham will support Leicestershire based SMEs.


It's a result of new European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding that was awarded to the university at the beginning of the year.


University of Nottingham is a leading international centre for energy research, with a reputation for excellence across a broad range of topics that address some of the most pressing societal and geo-political energy sector challenges. They include transport and mobility, energy generation and management, and communities and the built environment


The university is reaching out to Leicestershire businesses and business networks to offer Energy for Business support.


Whether you are working on an energy-related project now or are thinking about or planning to adopt any energy-related challenge in the future, University of Nottingham is keen to hear about it.


Energy for Business support for Leicestershire

Energy for Business supports small and medium sized enterprises that have innovative low-carbon energy-related project ideas and initiatives and those that want to become more energy-efficient by forging links between businesses and the world-class academics, researchers, and graduate talent available at the University of Nottingham.


Delivered by the university’s Energy Innovation and Collaboration team, and funded by the ERDF, they are offer free and direct support with energy product inception, innovation and development, and with business support and capital funding.


SMEs will receive:

· Access to facilities and expertise

· Specialist consultancy from a wide range of world-class academics

· Facilitation of student placements and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

· Capital grants of up to £8,000 (40% of overall project cost) for business growth

· Provision of events and workshops


The university will link companies up with the expert most suited to their industry and business needs from a diverse pool of over 150 academics and researchers undertaking ongoing cutting-edge work, research and product and project development in energy and sustainability.


Those interested can email energy@nottingham.ac.uk or call 01157 484 969.