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    Funding News: Shell launches national search for next big low carbon business idea

    Small enterprises looking for a “no strings attached” financial boost to aid the development of innovative, low-carbon business ideas can now apply for an award from Shell Springboard. Now in its eighth year, Shell Springboard offers businesses the chance to win up to £40,000 to help make their commercially viable ideas a reality

    Nine awards are on offer, with an expert judging panel looking to reward applications that demonstrate a product or service which:

    • Will lead to greenhouse gas emissions reductions
    • Is commercially viable
    • Is innovative

    Also taken into consideration will be the potential impact the award will have and the credibility of the applicant team.

    Applicants must:

    • be based in the UK
    • be a SME by the European definition
    • have been in business for at least three months

    Full criteria can be viewed here.

    To apply, please register here.
    The submission deadline is 17:00 on Friday 18 Jan 2013.

    For further information, visit the website www.shellspringboard.org

    European Social Fund
    Partners Department for Business Innovation and Skills Finance Birmingham