Opportunities in Energy Innovation

The FREED Project

*LIVE* Energise Your Business

What is the FREED Project

Funding Resources for Innovation in Energy Enterprise Development (FREED) is a three year project funded under Interreg’s Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, which is nearing its end. FREED has been supporting SMEs and start-ups, which are working with energy innovations, with the aim of getting the innovations faster out into the real world, where they can make a difference. The experiences of these SMEs and the support mechanisms developed in the project can help other innovations make it too.

Energise your Business Event

Getting your ideas off from the blueprints and into the markets can be a long, difficult journey, which all the innovations and companies are not be able to complete. Various business support organisations and enterprise agencies offer support for starting entrepreneurs and companies, but they do not target energy innovations in particular. However, these are the ones that are sorely needed, as energy is a key driver of the climate change.

During this event you will hear from:

  • SMEs who have been receiving support from FREED Project and how it has helped them progress
  • Public Funding Specialist Ian Brannigan (Western Development Commission)
  • Business Angel Investor Nick Lyth (Green Angel Syndicate)

You will also get to learn about the FREED Service platform – a funding match-making platform for SMEs, Investors and Enterprise Agencies.

Where to find us

crest South West College
Technology & Skills Centre
Killyhevlin Industrial Estate
T: 028 822 55 223 Ext: 4231
F: 028 6632 6357