Ignite with Ebico

Recipient: Sustainable Ventures

Grant Funding: £100,000

Commercial & design support to help bring innovative products to market

The Ebico Trust in partnership with Sustainable Ventures has launched the ‘Ignite with Ebico’ voucher scheme. Its aim is to support the development of affordable low-carbon home heating and energy efficiency solutions.

It’s tough to bring innovative low-carbon home warmth ideas to market when they’re focused on low-income households as investors focus on innovation servicing higher-wealth sectors of the domestic market.  So, ‘Ignite with Ebico’ will provide tailored support packages to early-stage enterprises to help them overcome the barriers to growth.

The scheme aims to stimulate technological innovation amongst SMEs such that, ultimately, more affordable sustainable home warmth will be available to lower-income households.

The voucher scheme awards select innovators with £5-10K commercial or design support packages delivered by venture-building and innovation experts. At no cost to them.

The scheme provides support in six areas (find out more and apply)

Product viability

Analyse and evaluate the technical potential of an innovation.

Commercial exploitation

Strategic planning to ensure successful commercial exploitation.

Investment readiness

Support to plan for and execute successful funding rounds.

Technical scoping

Explore and outline the technical feasibility of early-stage concepts.

Logo & brand identity

Share your purpose, boost your brand appeal and make meaningful customer connections

New product/service

Take your innovation from inception to trials and mass market.

Eligibility Criteria

  • You must be a UK-registered business
  • You must be innovating in future home heating solutions
  • You must be addressing the issues of affordability & sustainability

Applications are now open and will close on Friday, 10th March at midnight. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so you can still apply after 15th September to be included in the next round of funding.

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