This Funding Option Decision Support Tool has been developed to highlight the most relevant funding options available to renewable energy businesses given their location and the type of funding required. This support tool can be used by both renewable energy businesses seeking funding of various types and potential funders.
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About the Grebe Project
GREBE is a €1.77m, 3-year (2015-2018) transnational project to support the renewable energy sector. It is co-funded by the EU’s Northern Periphery & Arctic (NPA) Programme. It will focus on the challenges of peripheral and arctic regions as places for doing business, and help develop renewable energy business opportunities provided by extreme conditions.
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There are a number of different agencies which support SMEs in Ireland. Each agency has a different role and focuses on businesses of different size, potential or area of focus. Although the business support system is largely funded and organized through central government there are a series of local offices which provide the support to local businesses.
In Northern Ireland there are 2 main agencies which offer support to SME’s. Invest NI Invest will support many types of business; however they are very interested in businesses linked to improving the environment. Created a suite of six funds totalling more than £170 million to help SMEs with high growth potential, to forge ahead.
In Finland, the business supports of renewable energy are largely governed by the state, regional authorities, and public sectoral agencies. Local business development companies, owned by the municipalities, link SMEs to the public support programmes. Universities and research organisations provide research and development services and number of associations operate in specific themes and offer soft supports.
There are few different agencies which support SMEs in Iceland e.g.. ICI, development agencies in the country and other advisory and accounting offices. Each agency has a different role and focuses on businesses of different size, potential or area of focus.
Support predominantly comes from central Government, particularly in regard to financial subsidy. This is disseminated at a variety of levels from a UK wide scale to regional agencies, such as Highlands and Islands Enterprise.
If you are a renewable energy entrepreneur, or are involved in renewable energy policy making or implementing, or have a general interest in the development of renewable energy in your region, then, GREBE welcomes you to register your interest at http://grebeproject.eu/registration/ and become involved in the project.
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