Supported by HSBC UK and the European Development fund and delivered by the University of Birmingham in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult, the CIP program provides the SME’s with tailored packages of support to drive the commercialization of innovative energy products and services.
Each of the businesses enrolled onto the CIP program will have access to; business engagement, acceleration and incubation support; start‐up mentoring; market research reports; funding and investor opportunities; advice on regulations; a dedicated support team as well as incubation space at Tyseley Energy Park.
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Over a recent two-day induction launch event the SMEs were given a taster of the tailored support available to them throughout the program and had an opportunity to:
present their business elevator pitches to a panel of investors
attend private surgery sessions to discuss the needs and challenges of their individual business
hear from an alumnus on the CIP cohort one cohort
tour the incubation space and wider Tyseley Energy Park site
It has been a pleasure to launch the second cohort for the Climate Innovation Platform and welcome 14 more innovative SMEs on to the program. We were able to make a real difference to the 13 businesses we welcomed on cohort one and we look forward to seeing what the SMEs on cohort two will achieve with the tailored packages of support we are able to offer via the program.
Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Energy Research Accelerator and the Birmingham Energy Institute
It’s wonderful to welcome the second cohort into the Climate Innovation Platform, working in partnership with BEI and Tyseley Energy Park. ESC’s Energy Launchpad incubation team is looking forward to building on the successes of the first wave, helping this next cohort of exciting energy innovators accelerate their Net Zero journey.
Paul Jordan, Energy Launchpad business lead at the Energy Systems Catapult