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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Working with key public and private sector partners, it will provide the intellectual infrastructure to support the shift towards a low-carbon economy. 

The platform will offer services that focus on economic growth in the following areas: 

  • specialist business support 
  • business events and engagement 
  • knowledge and innovation 
  • skills and training. 

This activity will lead to the creation of 250 new jobs, 25 new or enhanced products or services and 15 new modules or courses. 

It will focus on four sectors: sustainable buildings and retrofit, renewable energy, waste management and water. 

Private-sector partners include: Carillion, Southern Water, Ricardo, South Downs Solar, Downs Energy, Geo-Environmental and the Eco Technology Show. 

The platform will also work closely with local authorities and further education colleges to ensure it links with major green economy initiatives in Sussex.

Project information

Catalyst funding £2,983,062
Total project funding £6,521,114
Project website Green Growth Platform

Page last updated 13 October 2016

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