The Sustainable Islands International programme will support organisations who meet the following criteria:

  • Have a registered office in Scotland.
  • Is a supplier with a registered office in Scotland supplying a manufacturer with a registered office outside of Scotland.
  • Have products or services broadly in the energy sector.
  • Have signed a collaboration agreement to work as part of a cluster of businesses developing a market offering OR is working as part of a consortium bidding for a specific opportunity.
  • Have signed a Non-disclosure agreement as detailed here.
  • Have not yet reached their de minimis state aid limits.

The programme is focused on company’s active in the sustainability sectors in particular:

Onshore Wind

small scale, medium scale, large scale

Solar PV

domestic, commercial roofs & ground mounted

Solar Thermal

domestic, commercial, district heating


micro scale, small scale, medium large scale

Energy Storage

electrical heat, domestic, commercial


generation, storage, domestic, commercial

Control Systems

renewable generation, storage

Smart Grid

controls, billing, metering


generation, storage, fuel cells


renewable generation, storage

Other power system related companies

e.g. transformers, 3 phase, connectors, etc.

There is no membership fee however we expect that companies who wish to join this programme will:

  • Nominate a suitable contact person as a membership coordinator and a point of contact for the Sustainable Islands International programme.
  • Agree to being contacted by our Account Managers.
  • Sign a short Collaboration Agreement and NDA to protect confidential data and IP.
  • Be prepared to sign up to an agreed Action Plan which will include the tailored support to be received from the programme, but also an in-principle agreement by the company to co-operate and follow through on the agreed actions with regular review.
  • Collaborate actively in quarterly cluster meetings, either in person or by conference call.
  • Understand that it can take time to break into international markets and so commit to the programme for the full three years.

The programme is open to businesses in Scotland that are implementing energy systems. For example:

  • Energy system manufacturers e.g. renewable energy, energy efficiency and associated sub-systems.
  • Energy networks: e.g. electricity and heat distribution systems.
  • Software providers e.g. to control electricity and heat generation, networks or energy loads.
  • Developers e.g. project management of energy systems.
  • Energy storage manufacturers and suppliers.
  • Energy consultants e.g. providing services such as site assessments, feasibility studies, concept designs, engineering and construction management, and development and financing services.

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