Shell International Limited’s enterprise support programme for UK’s innovative low-carbon businesses is now open for applications. Shell Springboard will award one national winner £150,000, and a further five regional winners will each get £40,000 of equity-free funding to help grow their low-carbon businesses. Winners also receive business development feedback from leading experts in the low-carbon sector to help their companies thrive.

James Hutton Limited is hosting a Technology Awareness Day at the James Hutton Institute, Aberdeen, on the 26th October 2017 from 9am. Primarily suitable for geologists in the Oil & Gas and Environmental sectors with expert case studies, tours and presentations.

RSE Enterprise Fellowships are now available to apply for. These fellowships enable promising science and technology researchers to develop into successful entrepreneurs. Awardees get to focus solely on refining their business ideas, whilst receiving one year’s salary, expert training in entrepreneurship and access to mentorship from business Fellows of the RSE and other successful entrepreneurs in the business community.

ITF Energy have announced the second event in their series of Innovation Network Tech Talks, supported by Decom North Sea. This Innovation Network Tech Talk, supported by Decom North Sea, will focus on Decommissioning and Well Abandonment. Technology developers, Industry bodies and operators will take part in an interactive session where they will present the challenges faced by industry as well as showcase technologies and developments to assist the decommissioning challenges.

The gap between the UK’s innovation performance, and its ability to commercialise those inventions, could be narrowed by a new toolkit developed by the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) and researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. The MTC’s new ‘Technology Readiness Measurement Toolkit’ provides a rigorous and independent assessment of the progress of early stage technologies. It will improve communication between investors and entrepreneurs, speed up the development of British inventions and support stronger growth in engineering and exports.

Come and join Interface for an informative event on REACH and Europe – what this means for your chemical and life science business and what support is available. You will hear directly from the experts at Enterprise Europe Network Alsace, the export department of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Alsace, who will discuss the concept and scope of REACH, the latest registration updates and the impacts that this will have for Scottish companies, particularly for exporting chemicals.

The Information Technology Facilitator is travelling across the UK on an interactive roadshow looking for innovative technologies and solutions from organisations and experts outside of the oil and gas industry to address challenges in Asset Integrity, Small Pools, Well Construction and Decommissioning, presented by Key Operators and Service Companies and the Oil and Gas Authority.