Backed by HSBC UK and the European Development Fund and implemented by the University of Birmingham in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult, the CIP program provides SMEs with tailored support packages to boost the commercialization of innovative energy products and services.
Each of the companies registered in the CIP program will have access to; support for business engagement, acceleration and incubation; start-up mentoring; market research reports; financing and investment opportunities; regulatory advice; a dedicated support team as well as an incubation space at Tyseley Energy Park.
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During a recent two-day initiation kick-off event, SMEs got a taste of the personalized support available to them throughout the program and had the opportunity to:
present their business lift pitch in front of a panel of investors
attend private surgery sessions to discuss their individual business needs and challenges
hear from a CIP cohort alumni a cohort
visit the incubation space and wider site of Tyseley Energy Park
It was a pleasure to launch the second cohort of the Climate Innovation Platform and to welcome 14 other innovative SMEs to the program. We were able to make a real difference for the 13 companies we welcomed into the first cohort and we look forward to seeing what the SMEs in the second cohort will achieve with the tailored support packages we are able to offer through the program.
Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Energy Research Accelerator and the Birmingham Energy Institute
It is wonderful to welcome the second cohort to the Climate Innovation Platform, in partnership with BEI and Tyseley Energy Park. The Energy Launchpad incubation team at ESC looks 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 Sales Manager at Energy Systems Catapult