Boost your SME with ELBE's financial training support
The first call for financial support for training by ELBE Eurocluster has been launched! This call grants up to € 13,500 in financial support to approximately 10 SMEs for training and education. These trainings will allow SMEs to boost their ambitions in offshore renewable energy.
Four different training modules will be offered, covering business modelling and strategy, sustainability (ESG) and sustainability reporting. Each of these trainings is offered in English.
With a service provider
SMEs have the possibility to follow a module with a previously selected service provider on the following topics:
Sustainability & digitalisation - designing strategies for increased competitiveness and innovation
Preferred service provider: StrateGaia AS
This training module centers on support to incorporate sustainability and innovation into your business model. Methods used include the "Flourishing Business Canvas" model.
Sustainable business with focus on general ESG issues, UN Sustainability goals and materiality analysis
Preferred sercie provider: Mantis Consulting or Capgemini Invent
Mantis Consulting's training will help you lay the groundwork for preparing a sustainability report according to the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) regulations. This will soon become a requirement for a lot of companies.
Capgemini Invent's training offers tools to translate the UN's sustainable development goals into concrete actions within your company.
Factlines platform for ESG reporting (incl. SW-license)
During this training module, you will be introduced to the Factlines software. The Factlines software helps you analyse and document the environmental and social impact of your company's supply chain
Alternatively, companies can also submit their own proposal for other training courses that achieve the same goals as the previous three modules. In this case, SMEs should describe the training course(s) they want to attend and the goals to be achieved by the training session. SMEs should also indicate the details of the potential provider(s) of the training in the application form.
The maximum amount to be granted for training services is 13,500€. This amount covers the implementation of the training session.
SMEs and service providers can mutually agree to organise the training at a physical location. If this is the case, the travel costs for the SMEs are borne by the SMEs themselves.
SMEs must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for financial support. A limited number of European SMEs will be selected from all applicants based on the following selection criteria:
- Leadership commitment;
- Scale-up potential;
- Clear ambition towards Sustainability Development Goals implementationt.
About ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy
ELBE EuroCluster of Blue Energy brings together eight leading European clusters in offshore renewable energy representing nearly 1,000 companies and R&D organisations. The main objective of the cluster is to support SMEs in their development in terms of innovation, internationalisation, networking and training.