STEPS Business Support Programme (STorage of Energy and Power Systems)



Applications are now open for SMEs in the energy power systems wishing to apply for a free support program. They will receive export support and other services worth  €50 000.

Who is it for

Are you an energy storage solution provider in North-West Europe (NWE) and do you want to bring your product to the market?

Do you want to get connected with end-users and demonstrate your technology on their testbeds?

Do you want to receive support from leading knowledge partners in NWE?

If so, keep reading!

STEPS What support is being offered

The Interreg North-West Europe STEPS programme offers support to 40 businesses through a competitive product enhancement voucher programme – valued at 12,5k€ each. Additionally, 20 of these companies will receive expert support worth 50k€ each to demonstrate their technology at regional testbeds throughout North-West Europe.

The programme will provide additional support through business partners and knowledge partners from Ireland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom to strengthen the competitiveness of innovative energy storage (e-storage) providers in North-West Europe.

How is the region of North-West Europe defined?

The Interreg North-West Europe (NWE) Programme involves Ireland, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, and parts of France, Germany and the Netherlands. It has an area of 845 000 km² and is home to 180 million people. Considered as one of the most dynamic and prosperous areas of Europe, it also faces a number of environmental, social and economic needs and challenges.

The boundaries of the Interreg NWE Programme can be seen here. More questions? View the FAQs here.


Interested? Apply here 

Application closes: 1st February 2021

The winning SMEs will be announced in February.

On the long-term, this will position NWE as a leading storage player, gaining up to the 30% of the market with more than 120 new e-storage solutions commercialised and leading to the generation of >1100 new jobs.



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