Support for energy saving SMEs

Support for energy saving SMEs

A new programme headed up by Wolverhampton University has been launched providing free support for SMEs in the Midlands looking to develop new products and services that could help reduce carbon usage.

The Built Environment Climate Change Innovations (BECCI) project is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund to promote sustainable economic opportunities and growth by working with small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to develop innovative climate change solutions within the built environment.

It involves helping businesses develop new or improved energy efficient products, engage with housing providers in the region to support the use of more green products and give SMEs access to the latest information and knowledge on low carbon technologies. Additionally, high quality, technical support is available to:

  • Introduce companies to technology opportunities
  • Assess the company’s route to technologically based progress
  • Provide links to other companies, supply chains and universities.
  • Enable a beneficiary company to identify the next steps

The BECCI project seeks to find the most appropriate support for the company partner by accessing leading technologies within the region, nationally and internationally, to add value, and benefit to the organisation’s commercial performance.

To be eligible for assistance through the BECCI project organisations must be a West Midlands based SME and be working in or have products or services that support the transition of the Region towards a low carbon economy.

For more information or to get involved contact BECCI@wlv.ac.uk or phone 01902 32 1028