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18 November 2021

Register for a chance to receive free training to produce carbon emission savings estimates 

Scottish Enterprise and its partners are offering up to 40 SMEs the chance to be trained on how to produce a carbon saving estimate, explore improvement opportunities, and use the results to pitch effectively to investors.

  • The course will be delivered online over 4-6 weeks, Jan – Mar 2022
  • Register your interest with CENSIS to be put forward for consideration.
  • Use ‘Carbon emissions savings’ in the subject line
  • Closing date to register interest – 30 November 2021

This course is NOT about calculating your company’s carbon foot-printing – it is about emissions savings from a product or service your company offers.

Participants will receive:

  • Training – on product life cycle carbon saving estimation theory and practice using an industry recognised tool to estimate the carbon emissions of your product or service (compared to the ‘status quo’) and identify improvement opportunities
  • Validation – a review of the carbon saving estimate with feedback, giving confidence in the final estimate and on future use of the tool for new products/services
  • Pitching – training on how best to use the data to effectively tell the carbon story in pitches to investors/partners
  • License – a license to use the tool and supporting resources during the pilot and for a period thereafter for further experimentation and practice

If successful, you will need to commit to a minimum of 10 contact hours with via online group sessions and individual company coaching.


To apply, you need to be:

  • an SME based in the Scottish Enterprise or South of Scotland Enterprise geographic areas with an innovative product or service in development (any TRL level) or already in the market.
  • able to attend all the training sessions
  • making an impact on carbon emissions (as opposed to other environmental benefits)
  • happy to have a partner staff member ‘embedded’ on your project, going through each step with you for the purpose of the pilot, to enable delivery partner staff learning
  • able and willing to provide any administrative information (e.g. proof of receipt of supplier services) required by SE in order to meet ERDF funding evidence requirements


  • The course will be delivered online over 4-6 weeks, Jan – Mar 2022
  • Register with CENSIS to be put forward for consideration
  • A maximum of 40 places are available
  • Winners should be notified before Christmas 2021
  • The course begins in mid January 2022
  • The closing date to register your interest is 30 November 2021

Register your interest 

If you meet the criteria above and have capacity to participate, email to have your company presented to SE for consideration. Use the subject heading ‘Carbon emissions savings’ in your email.

Please note that registering your interest does not guarantee your place on the course. This decision will be made by Scottish Enterprise.