Successful take-off STEPS Business Support Programme



STEPS is a collaborative Business Support Programme which aims to strengthen the competitiveness of innovative energy storage providers across North-West Europe.

In March 2021 energy storage technology in North-West Europe will get a boost as the Business Support Programme of STEPS begins.


Up to 20 SMEs will each receive €12.5k worth of support from world renowned universities to further develop their energy storage solutions. We are excited to see the great interest in the programme as more than 55 SMEs have applied during this first open call.



Currently, the SMEs are being carefully selected and matched with the supporting universities. Applicants will be informed of the outcome in the beginning of March. SMEs that are not selected for the 1st Voucher Support are invited to apply again for the second call opening May-June 2021.


Learn more about the programme and how STEPS can support you here.


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.