The University of Portsmouth and University of Southampton
Produce an iconic Hub to provide leadership, impetus, focus, investment and support to a Cluster of Environmental Technologies and Service (ETS) enterprises. To operate virtually and/or physically, providing a focal point with network support services, information exchange, best practice development, training and learning support, incubator units and funding support to achieve a cluster of businesses and services in renewable technology.
How it delivers the priorities
Priority 1: New Low Carbon & Green Technology
To support and encourage the development and growth of the ETS especially in the renewable energy sector, which will create business opportunities and encourage growth and investment in the Solent.
Priority 2: Resource Efficiency in Homes and Businesses
New R&D through the ETS will produce energy efficient technology to be installed in homes and businesses.
Priority 3: Generation of Secure, Renewable & Low Carbon Energy in the Solent
The Hub will provide support and investment to ETS in the field of renewable energy within the Solent.
How it delivers the expected outcomes
Promote business growth
Support and investment to ETS’s will encourage growth and development in an already growing industry.
Create new/safeguard jobs
Provide jobs through the opening of the iconic Hub and through the growth and development of the ETS and businesses.
Develop an appropriate skills base
Skills created through the expanding ETS, businesses and through the training and learning facilities provided by the Hub.
Measureable carbon reductions
The research and investment into renewable and low carbon products will reduce carbon in the Solent. Education through the learning facilities will implement a positive change in behaviour towards a low carbon society.
Opportunities in funding have been pursued. A Bid was submitted to the Regional Growth Fund Round 4