Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre
Successful applicants will be able to take advantage of the Climate Innovation Incubator based at Tyseley Energy Park

The Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) has launched the application round for the third Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge, a programme designed for SME innovators who are developing low carbon energy solutions.

Delivered by the University of Birmingham (UoB) in partnership with Energy Systems Catapult (ESC), the programme offers successful applicants tailored packages of support to drive the commercialisation of innovative energy products and services.

Supported by HSBC UK, applications are welcomed from businesses registered in the UK, particularly those who can take advantage of the Climate Innovation Incubator based at Tyseley Energy Park (TEP), in Birmingham.

Those selected for the second CIP Low Carbon Energy Solutions Innovator Challenge will have access to several linked opportunities, including but not limited to:

  • Business engagement support through University of Birmingham
  • Access to ESC’s Energy Launchpad Incubation Programme
  • Incubator management and workspace at Tyseley Energy Park
  • Cash grants
  • Tailored mentoring
  • Access to supply chain partner networks
  • Market research and IP strategy
  • Collaboration and invitation to events
  • Grant writing and bid development
  • Investor readiness and introductions

We are delighted to begin recruitment for our third cohort of the Climate Innovation Platform. We have supported 26 inspiring businesses across the first two cohorts and it will be a pleasure to bring more SMEs onto the programme and support them as they research, test, and grow their innovations.

Professor Martin Freer, Director of the Birmingham Energy Institute - University of Birmingham

Applications for the third cohort will close at 13:00 on Monday 17 April. Further information and a link to the online application form can be found here: