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The commercialisation of energy technologies, products, and services is vital for the success of our Government’s commitment to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Yet many businesses do not have access to the support services needed to research, test and grow their innovations.

Supported by HSBC UK and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the University of Birmingham Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) is delivering a series of business development opportunities to support businesses committed to driving energy technology innovation.

Based at Tyseley Energy Park, within Birmingham's Green Energy and Innovation Quarter, CIP offers businesses on any of their support programmes the opportunity to access funding, incubation support/space and join a growing network of cleantech innovators. 

Find out more about at the Climate Innovation Platform Open Days

Join us in person at Tyseley Energy Park on the 24 or 31 of January to explore these opportunities in further detail.

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If you are not available to join us in-person at Tyseley Energy Park you can register to attend a virtual open day on the 19 or 26 January. 

Climate Innovation Fund* 

Launching in January 2023 the Climate Innovation Fund welcomes applications from climate-focused innovators seeking grants between £2,000 and £10,000. This funding is available to support entrepreneurs developing their ideas through to SMEs striving to take their business to the next level.  

This funding has been made available for innovators that are supporting a shift towards a low carbon economy and/or promoting research and innovation in the adoption of low carbon technologies.  

Application deadline: 13:00 on Friday 10 February 2023. 

Climate Innovation Platform - Springboard* 

The CIP Springboard is a bespoke business development programme designed to support early-stage climate innovators and entrepreneurs. 

Scheduled to take place from 20th February to 31st March 2023, the CIP Springboard programme will explore the following key business areas: business basics and development, marketing, brand, communications, consumer behaviours, protecting your idea (IP), finance, and future investment. 

The four-day programme will be delivered by business experts to take successful applicants through all the areas that a fledgling business needs to develop their core business offer. 

Application deadline: 13:00 on Friday 10 February 2023. 

 *Applicants to the Climate Innovation Fund and Climate Innovation Platform - Springboard programme must be a SME (Small and Medium Size Enterprise) based in the Greater Birmingham Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP) more developed area (most postcodes in the Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Redditch and Wyre Forest Districts).  

Climate Innovation Platform - Cohort 3

Supported by HSBC UK and part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) the Climate Innovation Platform (CIP) offers businesses a package of tailored support to drive the commercialisation of innovative energy products and services. This programme will be delivered by the University of Birmingham in partnership with the Energy Systems Catapult and will run from June 2023 through to December 2023. 

Successful applicants on Cohort 3 will gain access to grant funding (up to £5k) whilst embarking on a six-month bespoke business support programme designed to aid businesses in scaling-up and commercialisation.

Upon completion businesses will have an opportunity to apply for a further six-months of dedicated support and additional funding (up to £20.5k). 

Application deadline: 23:59 on Friday 31 March 2023.

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