SME EnviroApp Competition Now Open!
The SME EnviroApp contest is now officially open.
It was launched this evening on the first day of Climate Week 2012 by the Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson at a meeting of Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group, a coalition established to help meet the ambitious target of a 42 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2020.
Mr Stevenson, the Scottish Government’s Minister for Environment and Climate Change, said:
“This is a great example of Scotland’s public and private sectors working together to develop creative, practical and effective solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“It is a fantastic opportunity to help businesses reduce their costs, increase their profits and at the same time keep Scotland at the forefront of climate change action. The Scottish Government will work with the 2020 Climate Group to make sure their expert advice and support is available to all of Scotland’s SMEs.”
The winning app will be made available for free download from the Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group website and sponsors’ websites. It will be promoted across the 2020 Cimate Group membership, with businesses encouraged to report their actions online to build a collective picture of the progress of Scottish businesses towards climate change targets. The SME EnviroApp prize winner will be assisted in making the application widely available across a range of technology platforms and devices.
The App will also be promoted by the Scottish Energy and Resource Efficiency Service (SERES), a virtual partnership which has been established to bring together the existing range of key business support and advice delivery bodies in Scotland. This service will make it easier for businesses to access professional energy and resource efficiency advice from any entry point and will provide a more consistent and comprehensive service through joint marketing, events and the cross-referral of requests for assistance. Iain Gulland, Chair of the SERES partnership, said:
“The App will be an excellent opportunity to add another dimension to the work of the SERES partners, providing an additional way for businesses to access information and support provided by the SERES partners and other organisations across Scotland.”
Registration opens on the 13 March where interested software developers can sign up to confirm their intention to take part.
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“This is a great example of Scotland’s public and private sectors working together to develop creative, practical and effective solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions”
Stewart Stevenson MSP
Environment and Climate Change Minister for Scotland
“The EnviroApp competition should produce another useful engagement tool, building on the impact of the Envirowheel.”
BT Scotland Director
“This is a chance for Scotland to showcase its commitment to the climate change agenda as well as its innovative software developer community on a global stage.”
Convenor of the Digital Participation Action Group (DPAG)
“We hope the cream of Scotland's software developers will step up to the mark and come up with something truly innovative.”
Chief Executive of SSE and convener of Scotland's 2020 Climate Group
“I am sure we will be able to count on Scotland’s developer community to produce some great offerings that will engage businesses and stimulate engagement in the climate change agenda.”
Director, Scotland, Wales & UK Local Government, Microsoft
“The App will be an excellent opportunity to add another dimension to the work of the SERES partners, providing an additional way for businesses to access information and support.”
Chair of the SERES Partnership