Low Carbon Business Network - D2EE - University of Derby

Low Carbon Business Network

Green Growth Accelerator Programme

The Low Carbon Business Network at Derby Business School is launching a Green Growth Accelerator Programme to assist SME's to thrive in the growing low carbon economy.

The programme will be delivered as a series of free half-day sessions:

Initial 1-2-1 Assessment: we will work with your business to establish how you currently operate within the low carbon economy and help you identify opportunities to grow your business. 

Part 1 - Clarifying Your Value Offer

27th September 2017, Derby Conference Centre

You will work with Business School experts to:

  • clarify the key aspects of your low carbon offer
  • identify high value customers and understand their needs
  • understand market trends
  • find ways to match your value proposition with the interests of current and prospective customers

Part 2 - Honing Your Value Proposition

17th October 2017, Derby Conference Centre

This session will help you refine your value proposition into a clear, attractive offer to your customers. You will get feedback on your proposition and support on how to pitch your product or service to larger demand side organisations and high value customers. 

Part 3 - Pitch Green!

After developing your low carbon value proposition with the help of Business School experts, you will deliver your ‘pitch’ to a panel of hand-selected buyers and procurement managers from demand side organisations in your field.

Alongside the programme a series of complementary workshops will address:

  • accessing funding and finance for low carbon business 
  • demonstrating your green credentials through environmental accreditation 
  • successful tendering in public sector supply chains 
  • green brand management 
  • digital marketing workshops 
  • calculating the carbon/environmental benefit of your product or service 
  • green growth strategy 
  • sustainable leadership and entrepreneurial skills

To find out if your business qualifies for this support programme, please contact Kay Walker, K.Walker@derby.ac.uk or complete the form below.

The D2EE Low Carbon project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. 

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