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Boosting access for SMEs to energy efficiency (BASEE): competition

This competition will fund the development of new business models that encourage take up of energy efficiency projects by small and medium businesses (SMEs).

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Boosting Access for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to Energy Efficiency: competition rules and guidance

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BASEE information day 20 March 2019: slides

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BASEE webinar 26 March 2019: slides

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The Clean Growth Strategy (CGS) sets out our commitment to enable businesses to improve their energy efficiency by at least 20% by 2030.

This innovation competition offers up to £6 million of funding for innovative solutions that reduce transaction costs and encourage the take up of energy efficiency by SMEs in the commercial and industrial sectors.

This competition will help address some of the key market failures faced by SMEs such as:

  • lack of economies of scale
  • high upfront capital costs
  • high transaction costs
  • difficulty accessing finance

This competition is for all organisations that can demonstrate a route to market, including:

  • SMEs
  • large enterprises
  • academic, financial, research, public and third sector organisations.

The competition closed to applications on 8 May 2019.

Phase 1 (1 August 2019 to December 2019)

14 projects were selected to receive Phase 1 funding to develop feasibility studies for their solutions. We will publish more information about the projects here shortly.

Phase 2

We will award contracts for Phase 2 funding in January 2020. Phase 2 will complete in March 2021.

Find the details on GOV.UK Contracts Finder

Published 13 March 2019
Last updated 19 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Competition now closed.
  2. Questions and answers document updated.
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  5. BASEE Competition webinar slides added.
  6. First published.