Discover the achievements of the NPA projects

Seven years of cooperation between people, communities, and organisations across thousands of kilometres made a difference in the Northern Periphery and Arctic regions.

Browse the NPA map of results to discover our stories of cooperation. Pick a dot from the map and scroll down to read  about people who have met similar minded colleagues and together found solutions for their shared challenges.

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Renewable energy SMEs

Practical support for SMEs in the renewable energy sector

As part of the mentoring programme, GREBE has matched 5 businesses operating in the renewable energy sector with a mentor. SMEs received practical support in a variety of fields: one SME secured commercial readiness trials of its product in Africa, another raised its investments, and two others positioned their products for export. Among other tools, the partners prepared 3 resource assessments describing the best practice techniques for wind, biomass, and solar energy , the 3 most used renewable energy sources in the NPA. The Business Supports Catalogue gathers information on the funding mechanisms available in each partner regions.

 

John McGlynn

Business mentor, Navitas Scotland Ltd.

I worked with four companies active in the renewable energy sector in the north of Scotland and provided them diverse support ranging from generic business and strategy advice, industry intelligence to specific technical and market expertise. Feedback from mentee businesses was universally positive in terms of specific support received and how the GREBE project was set up and operated. The mentoring support helped one business to raise investment of >€500k and two others to position products for export.