The Herts Low Carbon Innovation Network (HLCIN) works with client (demand-side) organisations to identify their low carbon innovation needs.
HLCIN then engage SMEs with appropriate low carbon solutions and provide innovation support events at BRE and organised pitch and networking events with the client partners. The project is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and since starting in May 2017 they have worked with seven client organisations and supported over 20 SMEs to gain exposure for their innovations. There is no cost for participation, although they do ask that client partners commit some time for an initial ‘needs assessment’ meeting and attend the pitch event.
The next area of focus for HLCIN is district level regeneration. Low Carbon Innovation needs might include local power generation, district heating, smart energy, smart transport etc, as well as fabric and utility solutions. HLCIN would like to partner with a small group of development teams, identify a number of shared low carbon challenges/requirements which they will translate into an Innovation challenge call for SMEs.
You can more information at www.hertslowcarbon.org
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