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University of Hull

Funded until 2023 by

European Regional Development Fund

Low carbon R&D grants

Reduce costs and improve productivity whilst reducing your carbon footprint.

A SparkFund Low Carbon grant could allow you to explore ways to:
• Use less raw materials
• Use fewer components
• Use less packaging
• Make your product smaller or lighter
• Reduce carbon within your supply chain
• Incorporate recycled materials
• Capture the value in your waste materials
• Use less energy
• Meet targets for lowering emissions

Grants of up to £100,000 available.

Got a green idea? Let’s spark it into something powerful.

What is Low Carbon R&D?

Low Carbon R&D (research and development) can lead to new ideas or information that can be used to develop exciting new products, services or processes to drive your low carbon business ambitions.

This grant is focussed on supporting you to implement a business change which can lower the carbon footprint of your business, your customers or your market through a product or process.

You could be eligible for Low Carbon R&D funding

If you’re a small or medium sized business and looking to invest in a greener future, you’re in the right place.

Our Low Carbon R&D grants help you to explore low carbon business opportunities by giving you access to the expertise of individuals and organisations across academia and industry.

You could achieve real impact through connecting with our Innovation Managers– helping you to shape your low carbon business idea, complete funding applications and access expert and specialist knowledge to deliver your ambition.

What’s more when you invest we could match it with up to £100k of support, making a substantial difference to your low carbon project.

Am I eligible?

SparkFund can help small or medium size enterprises (SME) currently based, or planning to relocate, in the Humber or York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Areas.

The best way to find out if your research and development project could be eligible is to contact us.

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