UCL Energy Institute


UCL-Energy helps SMEs expand into low carbon business

1 March 2011

The UCL Energy Institute has won a new project with the Institute for Sustainability (IfS), which will help London-based small and medium enterprises (SMEs) expand into low carbon businesses and take advantage of commercial opportunities presented by a growing low carbon economy. 

The FLASH programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), aims to help SMEs working in construction or other built environment industries, technologies and professions to seize commercial opportunities.  Working with the Technology Strategy Board, University of East London, University of Greenwich, London Southbank University and The Institute for Sustainability, among others, the FLASH programme provide SMEs access to some of the most recent and credible research on sustainable development and retrofit.

Collaborating with existing networks within the industry, the programme aims to share knowledge and information in a way that helps SMEs take advantage of the commercial potential of these markets through a range of support measures. There would be opportunities for SMEs to set up Knowledge Transfer Partner- ships with the partner academic institutions.