SMEs in the energy sector, Investors and Enterprise Agencies have a new way to connect and collaborate today. A new platform called FREED Service has been launched online and can be access via this link: https://www.freedproject.eu/. The FREED Service is the outcome of a 3 year Project called FREED, (Funding Resources in Energy Enterprise Development) funded under Interreg’s Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme (NPA) with the aim to uncover the energy innovation needs of the NPA areas which include Finland, Norway, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland (see more here: https://about.freedproject.eu/about/).
The brand new online platform helps SMEs to give visibility to their innovative energy technologies, it facilitates the connection with investors and the transfer of technological know-how in the regions involved. Many tools and instruments are available online: business, marketing and fundraising plans, interactive needs analysis map, mentoring and tutorial videos and the list of public and private funding instruments available in the FREED Project area. The new platform is the right support for SME’s to progress innovations further up the TRL scale and into the market . Find out more HERE.