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Our Business Development Managers have extensive knowledge of available funding to assist you in developing your business. ETP can provide direct funding to Scottish SMEs for some activities.
We can also give you assistance accessing European and UK funding streams, for example:

  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Scottish Enterprise funding schemes
  • Innovate UK
  • Horizon 2020 SME instrument


Funding Calls

Smart Local Energy Systems (2x grants available from the Innovation Funding Service)

Deadline: 25th July 2018, 12pm for both

1) Concepts and design
UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £1.5 million to fund revolutionary concept and design studies for new, smarter approaches to local energy. These approaches must aim to provide cleaner, cheaper energy services for UK consumers in the 2020s while helping make communities more prosperous and resilient. Designs must combine new and existing energy technologies with:
•smart systems
•new market and regulatory solutions, such as for energy trading
•consumer engagement
They must create scalable and replicable business models, ready for investment in the early 2020s. The best projects will be invited to develop their ideas further in a future competition as part of the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Programme.

2) Demonstrators
UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £40 million to develop world-class smart local energy system demonstrators. Eligibility:To lead a project you must be a UK-based:
•business of any size
•academic organisation or higher education institute
•public sector organisation (such as a local authority) or
•research and technology organisation (RTO)
 - All projects must be collaborative and include:
•at least one micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (SME)
•at least one university, higher education institution, RTO (including Catapults), or public sector organisation
•local authority or equivalent organisations


Cooperating on increasing the share of renewable energy supply and demand in North-West Europe 

Closing Date: July 31st 2018

The Interreg North-West Europe Programme invites public and private organisations to submit applications in the framework of a targeted call for proposals on “increasing the capacity of renewable energy in North-West Europe” for the 2014-2020 period.

Go to for more general information.


European Research Council: Advanced Grants

Deadline: 30th August 2018

This is for long-term funding to pursue a ground-breaking, high-risk project. Applicants - called Principal Investigators (PI) - are expected to be active researchers who have a track-record of significant research achievements in the last 10 years.

Applications for an ERC grant must be submitted by the PI in conjunction with and on behalf of their Host Institution, called the applicant legal entity. Grants are awarded to the Host Institution with the explicit commitment that this institution offers appropriate conditions for the Principal Investigator independently to direct the research and manage its funding for the duration of the project.

Find out more and apply at


H2020: Energy Call

Deadline: 4th September 2018

As well as technology innovation, the Horizon 2020 Energy Calls for Proposals offer funding for activities related to the market uptake of energy technologies e.g. for public authorities to develop, finance and implement ambitious sustainable energy policies and plans. Proposals must usually involve a minimum of three organisations from three different Member States or Associated Countries. Many funded projects involve organisations from all aspects of the supply chain in order to demonstrate a route to commercialisation.

A full list of call topics can be found at
To read more and apply for funding, visit


Integrated Regional Energy Systems

Competitive R&D funding scheme, supported by Scotland Europa and HIE!

Project outline deadline: 11th September 2018.

It is a huge opportunity. Support to Scottish companies and organisations will be available through a call process using a collaborative approach to the development of the energy systems by providing grants for research and demonstration of localised energy solutions.

Scottish companies will have to submit applications for projects with partners from at least one other participating country. Applicants from Scotland apply to SE in the first instance, for selection. Then the full application is split into the SE application (for the Scottish fund) and the ERA Net application (for the European fund).

For more information, visit


HW Energy-Academy

Santander Universities SME Internship Programme - Grants to employ a Heriot-Watt Graduate

The Santander Universities SME Internship Programme offers SMEs a subsidy to part-pay the costs of employing a final year undergraduate, postgraduate student or graduate (within two years of graduation), on a fixed term project – usually 12 weeks - identified by you, the company.

The programme is open to any small and medium sized UK company with between 2 - 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50m, which can define a three month full-time or maximum sixteen week part-time placement project suitable for a student or graduate to work on in-house.

More information at

If you are interested please send an EOI to  

Funding Calls

Office for Low Emission Vehicles

Electric Vehicle Charging for Public Spaces:
This is for innovation projects to develop business cases and deploy new approaches to electric vehicle (EV) charging.

Electric Vehicle Charging for Commercial Users:
This is for innovation projects to develop technology and business cases for wireless charging for electric vehicles (EVs) for commercial users such as taxis, service vehicles and delivery fleets.

The closing date for both these calls is Wednesday 29th August 2018.


The Partnership for Research in Marine Renewable Energy (PRIMaRE) Grant

Deadline: 28th September 2018

In July 2017, PRIMaRE received a network grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to enhance its work through events, workshops and a summer school for those seeking to expand their knowledge in the MRE sector. As part of the network grant, funding is available under four categories:

                             i.    PRIMaRE Short Research Visits (SRVs);
                             ii.   PRIMaRE ECR-Travel Grant (ECR-TG);
                             iii.  Overseas Collaborators to Visit PRIMaRE Partners (OCVP);
                             iv.   PRIMaRE Partners to Visit Overseas Collaborators (PVOC).

For more information, visit


Women in Innovation Awards 2018

Closing date: Wednesday 3rd October

Each £50,000 grant aims to find women with exciting, innovative ideas and ambitious plans that will inspire others. The award will also include a bespoke package of mentoring, coaching and business support.

Applicants must be confident, with the support of an award, that they can make a significant contribution to one of the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges:
Artificial intelligence and data.
Ageing society.
Clean growth.
Future of mobility.

Find out more and apply at


Sources of Funding and Funding Calls

We can help you navigate the sometimes complex process of applying for and gaining funding. There are often Funding Competitions which we can help you apply for. Here are the main websites which list the current funding opportunities.

If you would like more information and help please contact the Business Development Manager for your energy sector listed below.

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