How we can help

The Highlands and Islands of Scotland has a growing global reputation as the energy power house of Europe.

Its strong legacy in the oil and gas industry and abundance of renewable energy resources means the region is ideally placed to be at the forefront of the energy industry.

The region has some of the best natural resources anywhere in the world, a strong infrastructure and skilled workforce.

We can help you to find business opportunities, and sources of funding, in order to allow your business to grow and develop.

If you are an HIE account managed business, contact your account manager to find out more about our range of services.  If you are not currently account managed but are interested in working with HIE, contact your local area office.

Support programmes

  • Renewable Energy Investment Fund
    The Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) provides financial assistance for projects operating in marine energy, community owned renewables, and renewable district heating, although this list is not exhaustive.

    Companies and community groups working in the area of renewable energy at the test or commercialisation stage, and trying to assemble a funding package, are encouraged to make contact with the REIF team at an early stage in the process.

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  • Offshore Wind Expert Support Programme

    The Offshore Wind Expert Support Programme provides free advice and guidance on diversification activities that could help your company win future business in the offshore wind sector. Specialist advisers who have industry knowledge and experience help explore possibilities for your business through assessing elements including market entry requirements, supply chain positioning and contacts and the suitability of your company's products/services to the sector.

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  • The Nuclear Supply Chain (NSC) project
    The Nuclear Supply Chain (NSC) project offers Scottish-based SMEs free, impartial advice to companies looking to enter the nuclear supply chain or to build on their existing experience. 

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