Sector support

Once we clearly understand your needs we can offer energy efficiency grants, R&D and product development, and Business Development.

Understanding your Needs

We will visit your business, identify your needs and, depending on your interests:

  • Produce an energy audit report with recommendations for improving energy efficiency, reducing energy costs and carbon emissions or
  • Undertake a Low Carbon Business Review to establish how we can help take your low carbon business proposition to market.

Energy Efficiency Grants

Reducing costs by cutting emissions

The energy audit can be used to inform a grant application and formulate an investment or business plan for energy efficiency within your premises. SMEs can access capital grants to part-fund carbon saving measures that will deliver significant energy and greenhouse gas emission savings.

Derby City Council – D2 Energy Efficiency Audits and Grants

R&D Product Development

Growing low carbon business

SMEs will be able to access bespoke fully-funded R&D technical support consultancy from the Institute for Innovation in Sustainable Engineering in low carbon production, process and project design, new product development and prototyping. This FREE service offers:

  • 12 hrs+ product development.
  • Access to cutting edge technology and expertise.
  • Attendance at 3 events from a menu of workshops.
  • 1:1 technical support for low carbon product development
  • Membership of our Low Carbon SME network.
  • Invitation to regional conference & events.

Business Development

Accelerating the shift to a green economy

Once part of the network you can make your pitch to be one of 50 SMEs selected for tailored business development worth over £2,500. This support includes:

  • Onsite support to sharpen your business offer
  • Help securing essential green accreditation required by larger organisations,
  • Help finding funding or finance,
  • Partnering with other local LCEGS SMEs to fulfil complex demands,
  • Low carbon business mentoring,
  • Access to buyers from demand side organisations,
  • Access to workshops on a range of practical business and technical themes.



How it works

The network is FREE for any SME to join. To qualify for FREE tailored business support we will visit your workplace or meet at a convenient location to have business needs meeting from there we can provide tailored business support to suit your needs.


Who it is for?

SMEs based in Derby, Derbyshire, Nottingham or Nottinghamshire that provide a service or supply a product that benefits the environment, or who would like to extend their business into this area.


How to apply

To apply, just fill in the form on our website, just click here.


Resources & Downloads

The resource section of the web site will be updated on an ongoing basis with information that is useful to your business in the low carbon economy.


How to use

Once registered, you will be given a login, using this you can access the network area on the website to update your details on the network map, access resources and register for events.


Viewing events

All our events are widely publicised using twitter, follow us at @CarbonDerby, on this website under the events section and on the University and Partners sites.


How to register for an event

To register for an event, click here.

D2EE Network Success stories

The D2EE Network helps businesses make the shift to a low carbon economy. Read some our success stories, to see how we helped these businesses and how we can help you.