£2.8m to help businesses cut their emissions
A UNIQUE new initiative designed specifically to help businesses cut their carbon emissions has been launched in the region with the help of more than £2.8 million from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Called Low Carbon sKTP, (Knowledge Transfer Partnership), it’s a first for the UK, and has been designed to support carbon reduction objectives, by offering businesses easy access to specific expertise held in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
Project director Dr Tony West, from Anglia Ruskin University, said: “The Low Carbon sKTP has been designed specifically for those small and mediumsized enterprises looking to achieve a significant reduction in their carbon footprint by changing the way they operate.
“This could be through developing new, or improving old, products and services, and helping businesses to adapt and adjust their processes. This will have direct impact on regional business and their carbon footprints as the project plans to help 331 individual businesses.”
To find out more information about KTPs and if your business is eligible for support from the Low Carbon sKTP, visit www.ktponline.org.uk