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The group of SME's from the second cohort of the Climate Innovation Platform stand outside the Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre
The group of SME's from the second cohort of the Climate Innovation Platform stand outside the Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre

Supported by HSBC UK and the European Regional Development Fund and delivered by the University of Birmingham in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult, the CIP programme provides the SME’s with tailored packages of support to drive the commercialisation of innovative energy products and services.

Each of the businesses enrolled onto the CIP programme 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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This video introduces the Climate Innovation Platform and the benefits it can offer to SMEs..

Over a recent two-day induction launch event the SMEs were given a taster of the tailored support available to them throughout the programme 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 programme. 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 programme.

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