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Solar Energy Bio-Energy Carbon Capture & Storage

Energy Conversion & Storage Energy Utilisation in Buildings Oil & Gas

Heat Energy Energy Systems Energy Environment


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Stephen-Mark Williams- Executive Director
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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

Royal Academy of Engineering

For a full list of programmes running between July - December 2017, click here.
These include:

RAEng/The Leverhulme Trust Senior Research Fellowships (Sept)
Research Fellowships and Engineering for Development Research Fellowships (Sept)
Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships (Sept)
Ingenious Public Engagement Awards
Enterprise Fellowships (Oct)
Frontiers of Engineering for Development (Sept & Dec)


Multiscale Tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications

Closing date: 15th December 2017

Multiscale Tuning of Interfaces and Surfaces for Energy Applications (MISE) is a £2.1 million EPSRC networking Centre in partnership between four UK universities: St Andrews, Edinburgh, Bath and Birmingham. The core research programme will address topics relating to optimisation of interface structures, morphologies and compositions to enhance performance, longevity and value. This will be acheived through collaborative working and networking between partners. Find more details of this at



The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering PEER & PECRE Scheme 2017/18

The Scottish Research Partnership in Engineering (SRPe) is delighted to announce a new funding call to support our mission to strengthen European and wider international research collaboration, to support increased access to European funding and to provide enhanced postgraduate and early career researcher skills & capabilities development opportunities across the SRPe partner institutions. It funds two types of award:

PEER – Pool Engagement in European Research (awards £2k - £10k)
Supports engagement in European collaboration and funding opportunities, for example, networking, promoting research capabilities, developing collaborative relationships, policy influencing, project preparation, development of proposals.

PECRE – Postgraduate and Early Career Researcher Exchanges (awards £2k - £7.5k)
Provides skills & capabilities development opportunities for postgraduates and early career researchers to build experience of international collaboration with academia and / or industry across Europe, N. America, China and India.

There is a single stage application process and the deadline is 5pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018.

Further information on the specifications of the call and how to apply are available in the attached call guidance and on the SRPe website (  If you have any questions regarding the criteria for application and / or the application process please contact Susan Hamilton, SRPe Project Manager at


InnovateUK Manufacture and Materials / Infrastructure (2 Strands)

Call deadline: 31st January 2018

The next InnovateUK Funding call is announced for a combined Manufacture and Materials/ Systems Infrastructure call. Both strands are related to energy and encourage UK business growth in manufacturing and materials or infrastructure systems. 

A briefing event will be held in Glasgow (The Studio) on 14th December. 

For more funding information, visit the InnovateUK website.


Energy Funding H2020

Deadline: 5th April 2018

The topic open to applicants are

-    Developing and testing solutions for smart cities and communities
-    Developing and demonstrating integrated local energy systems (energy islands)
-    Decarbonising energy systems of geographical islands
-    TSO – DSO – Consumer: large-scale demonstrations of innovative grid services
-    Demonstrating cost-effective advanced biofuel pathways in retrofitted industrial installations

For more information and to apply electronically, go to€138-million-available-to-energy-projects


The JUICED Hub (Energy Materials Hub)

Grant Call Deadline: April 2018

The "JUICED" Hub will focus its research on nanoparticulate energy materials that will be made and developed for a variety of applications. The use of high throughput synthesis and computational methods will rapidly screen materials properties and highlight lead materials for each application area. The best performing samples will then be produced at laboratory scale and characterised at different scales to understand how they can be improved and optimised for devices. Selected materials will then be produced at the pilot scale, leading to testing on pre-commercial demonstrator devices. A strong emphasis is placed on replacing precious or unsustainable metals such as Pt, Ir, Ru and Pb.

For more information, please visit



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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  

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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