€2.2 Million Funding For Burren Project

The European Commission has approved funding for 202 new projects under the LIFE+ programme, the European Union’s environment fund. Among the projects approved is a Eur2.2 million project by Clare County Council for tourism on the Burren. Half the money will come from the European Commission and the other half is national co-funding. The Burren … Read more

€34.8 Million in New EC Funding to Bring Environmental Solutions to Market

The European Commission is launching a €34.8 million call for eco-innovation projects. Businesses and entrepreneurs from across Europe can apply for funding to help bring novel environmental projects to the market. The call is open to eco-innovative products, techniques, services and processes that aim to prevent or reduce environmental impacts, or which contribute to the … Read more

Nines Photovoltaics Closes Funding Round of €750,000

Dublin-based solar cell manufacturing design company, Nines Photovoltaics, has announced the closing of a €750,000 round of funding. The round of funding was led by Irish clean tech investor, Simple.ie, through its Green Employment & Investment Incentive (EII) Fund and was supported by a number of key private investors including the Irish State via Enterprise … Read more

Energy Innovation Centre Announces Access to £29.2 Million of Funding

The Energy Innovation Centre has revealed access to £29.2 million of funding for innovators and companies looking to bring new ideas for tomorrow’s energy industry to market. Available from February 2012, the funding can be accessed via the Energy Innovation Centre and investments will be selected by five of the UK’s leading electricity distribution companies … Read more

€66 Million EC Funding For Intelligent Energy Projects

The European Commission has released the selection results for the 2011 call for project proposals under the Intelligent Energy – Europe (IEE) programme. Notifications are underway to open negotiations with the 54 projects which were selected from over 340 proposals to receive a share of the Eur66 million available under this year’s call. These 54 … Read more

ESB-led WestWave Project Submitted For EU Funding

ESB’s WestWave Project has been selected by the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources as one of the projects to go forward for evaluation by the European Investment Bank under the EU New Entrant Reserve (NER300) funding mechanism. The WestWave Project aims to develop the first wave energy project in Ireland by 2015 by … Read more

Irish Companies and Researchers Urged to Access €3.2 Billion European Public-Private Partnership Funding Initiative

Enterprise Ireland has announced that the latest round of funding from the €3.2 billion industry-focused initiatives under the EU’s €50 billion Framework Programme 7 (FP7) budget will be available to Irish businesses from mid-July. These Public Private Partnership initiatives are aimed at those sectors most affected by the economic downturn, namely manufacturing, construction and automotive. … Read more

Scottish Wave Project Selected as One of UK Bids For European Funding

A collaborative project bringing together three of Europe’s leading utilities and wave energy technologies provided by Aquamarine Power and Pelamis has been selected by the UK Government for a major European funding bid. The Pentland Orkney Wave Energy Resource (POWER) project is the only wave energy bid being put forward by the UK Government to … Read more

Enecsys Secures £25 Million Investment to Accelerate Growth Plans

UK-based Enecsys, a leader in reliable, long-life solar micro inverter systems for residential and commercial applications, has secured a further £25 million in equity financing to invest in its growth plan, in what is the largest private equity raise by any European clean-tech company, so far, in 2011. Enecsys was founded in 2003 and its … Read more

Toyota Ireland to Fund Young Environmentalists

Toyota Ireland will fund some of Ireland’s up and coming young environmentalists through the awarding of €10,000 in seed grants to ECO-UNESCO’s clubs across Ireland. ECO-UNESCO is Ireland’s environmental education and youth organisation and its clubs provide an outlet for young people to come together and help the environment and their local communities in a … Read more