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Clean heat expert support

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise

What does this involve?

Companies in Scotland can get up to 3 days of free consultancy support with an industry expert to help them move into the clean heat sector. This service is available for companies of different sizes and types, in various sectors, that are looking to grow and diversify into this market.

This service will help Scottish companies to understand:

  • if their services could be transferrable to the clean heat sector
  • the opportunities for growth in the clean heat market
  • the potential benefits of diversifying into clean heat

During the consultancy sessions, a consultant will:

  • discuss your company's current operations
  • create a report specific to your needs
  • refer you to projects that may be relevant
  • provide industry contacts
  • highlight specific areas your company could focus on and action

Am I eligible?

To be eligible, companies must:

  • have an interest, or already be operating, in the clean heat market
  • plan to create new products or services or adapt existing products and services
  • intend to increase their employee numbers in Scotland
  • be based in Scotland

Companies will also be evaluated on their:

  • potential for job creation or safeguarding
  • turnover
  • national or global competitiveness
  • impact on local supply chains
  • fair work first principles
  • transition to net zero plans
  • alignment to Scottish Enterprise's strategic goals

You cannot apply for support to provide products or services that are specific to associated renewable energy technologies such as wind, solar and hydropower.

Non-technical business services looking to expand into to the clean heat market are not eligible. This includes legal and accountancy services.

What does this cost?

This is a free consultancy service for companies.


Who is this for?

Companies that wish to grow by moving into the clean heat sector in Scotland.


How long does this take?

It can take 10 working days to review and approve your application.

The consultant will work with your company and provide up to 3 days of support. This includes some time for you to spend with the consultant (to be agreed between you and the consultant), and time for them to produce a tailored report for your company with suggestions on actions to take forward.

The entire project is likely to be finished within 4 to 6 weeks.

Next steps

Visit the Scottish Enterprise website for more information and to apply.

Support provided by Scottish Enterprise Highlands and Islands Enterprise South of Scotland Enterprise