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Open 4 Business Portal

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Carlisle City Council is providing local businesses with free access to its local business support and grant portal provided by Open4Business. This is tailored for the Carlisle area and includes local, regional and national schemes.

Business can also search for funding relevant to their size and sector. To use the portal, you will first need to register with Open4Business.


Grants and Funding


Global Start Up Energy Transition Award Reopens for 2022

Energy Funding

12 November 2021/Categories: Grants_and_Funding

National and international start-up companies working on ideas affecting global energy transition and climate change are being supported through this programme.

The aim of the Start Up Energy Transition Award is to recognise global start-up companies that have developed innovative products and/or services that contribute to energy system transformation.

There are five categories, all with the aim of clean energy promotion:

  • Clean Energy Generation
  • Demand-side Innovation
  • Energy Distribution and Storage
  • Smart Mobility & Transportation
  • Quality Energy Access & SDG-7

The winner of each category will receive a prize of up to €10,000.

Applicants can only apply to one category and must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • The start-up must have been founded within the last 10 years and be registered or in the process of becoming registered.
  • The start-up must be able to present a functioning prototype.
  • The applicant must be able to present a proof of concept or a client, and/or an industrial/corporate/institutional partner.

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2022.


How To Apply

Applications must be submitted by the deadline of 31 January 2022.

Applicants can apply to one category of the award by completing the appropriate online application form. Applications and supporting documentation must be in English.

You can find more information about the Start Up Energy Transition Award by visiting the Start Up Energy Transition website.

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Addresses and contacts

For further information on how to obtain this grant locally, please contact the following:

  1. Enquiries
    German Energy Agency / Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena)
    Chausseestrasse 128 a
    10115 Berlin
    Tel: +49 (0)30 66 777 - 0
    Email: [email protected]

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