Providing knowledge exchange to support low carbon R&I with Scottish companies in the water supply industry
The Hydro Nation Energy Innovation Programme (HNEIP), funded by the Scottish Government, is part of the Hydro Nation Strategy. HNEIP offers businesses based in Scotland access to project funding to work with Scottish universities on projects that create products and services that reduce and eliminate carbon emissions in the water supply industry. Businesses can also access a wider portfolio of business support services.
The Hydro Nation Energy Innovation Programme offers Scottish companies access to resources including project funding to work with Scottish universities on innovation projects to develop technologies that reduce carbon emissions in the water supply industry.
We welcome applications from Scottish companies of any size, or non-Scottish companies who have or want to establish a base in Scotland.
The project must fulfil the following requirements:
We are looking for innovation in areas that address the reduction of carbon emissions in the water supply and treatment sector, such as:
Businesses must contribute a minimum of 30% of the total project costs. This can be an “in-kind” or cash contribution.
Funding up to £10,000 is available to support collaborative R&I projects with a Scottish university. Funding is awarded to proposals that clearly outline an innovative technical solution that can be successfully commercialised and helps to reduce emissions in the water supply industry.
Yes, we are able to offer a range of support services to businesses. This includes signposting to alternative funding sources, introductions and connections to business partners, support with writing grant applications, and general guidance.
Check your eligibility: You need to be a business (of any size) with a base in Scotland.
Expression of Interest: Fill out the following form to register your interest and start the process.
Introduction and meeting: Our Business Development Manager will contact you to discuss your expression of interest and confirm whether it is eligible for funding from us, and what other support we can provide.
Identifying an academic research partner: If your expression of interest is eligible for funding, our Business Development Manager will support you in identifying a suitable academic research partner from one of the 14 Scottish universities who are members of ETP’s research alliance.
Application development and submission: Our Business Development Manager will support you and your research partner to complete and submit the funding application form.
Application assessment: Your application will be assessed by us and the Scottish Government, who fund the HydroNation Water Innovation Network. If approved, you’ll be awarded the requested funding amount and can start work with your academic partner institution
If you would like to express an interest in receiving grant funding and business development support from this programme, please contact us and a Business Development Manager will get back to you.
ETP is a research partnership comprised of 14 Scottish HEIs, each with areas of outstanding research capability in the energy sector.
The Hydro Nation Energy Innovation Programme is made possible by: