The Carbon Dioxide Utilisation Network


€nergy funding from Europe for the UK – A networking and information event for SME businesses

February 20, 2014 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Ideas Space, University of Sheffield
Sir Robert Hadfield Building
University Of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S1 3JD
Katy Armstrong

The University of Sheffield Faculty of Engineering invites you to discover how you can benefit from the significant funding coming online from the European Commission specifically for SME businesses and network with our academics in energy research.

12:00 to 15:00 Thursday 20th February 2014 (lunch is provided)

The event is free and will be held in the Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering, Sir Robert Hadfield Building, University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield S1 3JD.

Register by 1st February at the University of Sheffield Events page

You will be asked to include the following information [this will be displayed at the event]

  1. Your name, your businesses name and a short business description.
  2. The Energy themes you are interested in: (S) Solar, (W) Wind, (O) Ocean, (H) Hydro, (G) Geothermal), (B) Bioenergy, (FC) Fuel Cells and Hydrogen, (N) Networks, (CCSU) Carbon Capture, Storage & Utilisation, (ES) Energy Storage, (EE) Energy Efficiency, (FF) Nuclear Fission & Fusion

For more information contact Katy Armstrong by email at

 Find out how Europe’s Horizon 2020 schemes can bring your innovations to market. Companies wanting to develop new commercial opportunities through funding, or those wishing to find out more about UK and European (Horizon 2020) funding schemes should attend this seminar.

Meet our experts and other SMEs for ideas and advice. You will have the opportunity to explore your specific ideas with academics in energy research from across the Faculty of Engineering, and speak to experts for advice on the mechanisms to secure funding. Our business development managers, including Tony Lesowiec (EU seminar speaker with over 19 years’ of experience of securing EU funds for businesses) will be on-hand for you to discuss your ideas.

Discover our energy research, and let us discover yours. For those involved in the development of new ideas, new products and new services in the energy sector, the good news is that energy research is attracting a significant part of the funding budgets across Europe. Low Carbon technologies are an attractive theme for funding through the Horizon 2020 Programme for Research and Innovation from the European Union.  The TSB and EU are keen to see developments and market opportunities for affordable, cost-effective, and resource efficient technology solutions to de-carbonise the energy system in a sustainable way.

So what exactly is Horizon2020? Horizon2020 enables companies with an interest in developing innovation in key sectors to seek funding from the European Union, and has bundled all research-related European Union initiatives together under one common name.  The ambition of the European Union’s Lisbon Strategy is to become the “most dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world”. There are a great number of initiatives – thanks to H2020, SMEs have easier access to the knowledge-support funding that is available at EU level.

Places are strictly limited so we recommend that you register early.