Made for Low Carbon Business

A collaboration between the University of Derby, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils.

Who is it for?

The partnership provides a suite of services to help SMEs in the D2N2 area to make carbon savings, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the shift towards a low carbon economy.

What’s on offer?

A range of services for SMEs that are based on an initial consultation and tailored to your specific business needs.

Understanding Your Needs

We will visit your business, identify your needs and depending on your interests:

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Low Carbon Energy Efficiency Grants:

Reducing costs by cutting emissions:
The energy audit can be used to inform a grant application and formulate an investment or business plan for energy efficiency within your premises. SMEs can access capital grants to part-fund carbon saving measures that will deliver significant energy and greenhouse gas emission savings. 

Low Carbon Product Development:
Accelerating the shift to a green economy:
The Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering offers bespoke fully-funded R&D technical support consultancy in low carbon production, process and project design, new product development and prototyping.

This FREE service offers:

Low Carbon Business Development: 
Growing low carbon business:
SME's that already offer low carbon goods and services or are interested in moving their business in this direction, can access this fully funded (free) programme of support to help them access new markets and the region’s largest supply chains. 

Support is based on a business needs review, with workshops addressing:

For more information contact lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

Low Carbon SME Network: 
Greening the region’s supply chains:

In addition to attending workshop sessions, SMEs can benefit from membership of the Low Carbon SME Network. The network offers;

To register and find out more visit www.lowcarbonbusiness.net or contact lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

What will it cost my company? 
Business development, product development, workshop events, facilities and consumables for these services are all free of charge. 

What other support can we access? 
SMEs may be interested in a range of other supporting projects and organisations

If you would like to discuss your specific business needs then contact us on 0800 001 5500 or email lowcarbonbusiness@derby.ac.uk

The project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) to deliver free support for eligible SMEs in the D2N2 area.