£17.6m green heat support for Scotland


15 November 2022

Scottish Enterprise has launched a new Green Heat Innovation Support Programme worth up to £17.6 million for companies across Scotland covering industries from manufacturing to technology innovators and the heating supply chain.

The programme has been developed in conjunction with Scottish Government and aims to support and grow a strong green heat supply chain that can deliver at scale in all areas of Scotland, with partner agencies Highlands and Islands Enterprise and South of Scotland Enterprise.

It is open to manufacturers of heat network components, heating products (including all types of heat pumps, thermal storage) as well as energy efficiency products, components and technology including heat storage and digital/smart controls.

Applications will be open for:

  • Research and development grants: Either through application for a R&D grant / feasibility study directly to SE or through the EU Clean Energy Transition Partnership
  • Capital support grants, called the Regional and SME Investment Subsidy Scheme
  • Procurement: Competitive CAN DO calls in specific areas

Scottish Enterprise director of economic opportunities and climate Suzanne Sosna said: “The Green Heat Innovation Support Programme will build the Scotland-based engineering and manufacturing supply chain to support local and global markets as we develop sustainable heating solutions.

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“Our role is to enable businesses to innovate in the green heat market, attract investment, create jobs and expand internationally.”

The programme launches a year after Scottish Enterprise outlined its commitment to decarbonising heat during events at COP26 in Glasgow and follows the launch of the Scottish Government’s Heat in Buildings Supply Chains Delivery Plan.

In Scotland, heating buildings accounts for around 20% of the country’s emissions and meeting the Scottish Government’s ambitious target to fully decarbonise the heat supply to Scotland’s buildings by 2045 requires rapid deployment of zero emission technologies in all buildings.

The total Scottish heat network market size from 2022-2030 is estimated to be £5.2 billion and in the UK is an estimated £26.7 billion, according to research from Ramboll for Scottish Enterprise, and highlights the scale of opportunity for companies.

Find out more about the Green Heat Innovation Support Programme here.