Green Heat Hub Grand Challenge

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

What does this involve?

This challenge encourages industry, academic and third sector organisations to develop project proposals for a ‘green heat hub’ that will help position Scotland as a leading location in Europe for green heat manufacturing.

Organisations will be encouraged to collaborate on a project proposal, which will help those involved in green heat manufacturing to create the vision, development of a demand-led design and an operational model for a green heat hub.

A green heat hub should:

  • attract inward investment by demonstrating that Scotland can provide a ready-made support system for growth
  • be a centre of collaboration for companies, researchers and customers connected to the Scottish and international innovation ecosystem
  • display the green heat solutions of the future through demonstrations and market intelligence
  • address challenges to industry growth through facilitation or direct support
  • enable industry leadership with companies invested and investing in the centre

There will be a 2-stage application process. Each consortium must submit a pre-proposal application, then successful applicants will be invited to the full proposal stage, which includes an award of up to £75,000 in grant funding to support eligible business case development costs.

Stage 1 pre-proposal applications must be submitted by Friday 18 November 2022.

Stage 2 full proposal applications must be submitting by Wednesday 14 April 2023.

Am I eligible?

Consortiums with both industry and academic representation can apply. More than one company or academic can be included in each, but they cannot be involved in multiple proposals. Third sector organisations can also be included in the consortium partnership.

The lead applicant must have a registered business address in Scotland.

What does this cost?

Each consortium that reaches stage 2 will be awarded a grant of up to £75,000, paid in arrears, to help them complete the project proposal. This will be paid to the lead applicant.

Who is this for?

Industry, academia and third sector consortiums that have a lead applicant with a registered business address in Scotland.

How long does this take?

There will be a 2-stage application process. All consortia will submit a pre-proposal application, with successful applicants invited to the full proposal stage.

Stage 1 applications must be submitted by Friday 18 November 2022. Stage 2 applications must be submitted by Wednesday 14 April 2023. 

Stage 1: Applicants have 8 weeks to complete their pre-proposal.

Stage 2: Applicants have 16 weeks to complete their project proposal.

Important information

Pre-proposal forms and full guidance will be available on the Scottish Enterprise website to interested applicants. The full guidance document includes further information on:

  • key dates
  • scoring criteria
  • terms and conditions
  • background information

Proposals at both stages will be scored by a panel of Scottish Enterprise representatives and key stakeholders against published criteria.

Next steps

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

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

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