The University of Birmingham is supporting two incubation support programmes that offer integrated packages of support to drive business growth amongst low-carbon energy businesses. Both initiatives offer incubation space based at Tyseley Energy Park, providing access to renewable power and a network of like minded companies.
The Climate Innovation Platform (CIP)
The University of Birmingham in partnership with the Energy Systems Catapult, is looking for businesses committed to driving energy technology innovation to join the Climate Innovation Platform (CIP).
Supported by HSBC UK, CIP offers businesses a package of tailored support to drive the commercialisation of innovative energy products and services.
CIP will support 100 SMEs over a four-year incubation programme, commencing in July 2021.
This funded programme focuses on short term 6-12 support is well aimed at SME’s beginning their journey to commercialisation.
Energy Transition Centre (ETC)
Funded by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership the ETC offers newly refurbished office, laboratory and industrial units for businesses who can build on the innovation and research activity located within the recently constructed Birmingham Energy Innovation Centre (BEIC).
By clustering this activity at TEP the intention is to enable a pathway for businesses to improve their competitiveness, develop collaborative opportunities and deploy game changing low carbon technologies across the region.
This funded programme focuses on mid term 12-36 month support is well aimed at SME’s establishing their businesses.
From July 2021, nine newly refurbished office/lab spaces will be available ranging in size from 250sqft to 800sqft.
A range of larger industrial units will be available from the summer of 2022.
Businesses qualifying for acceptance must be a SME interested in low and zero carbon power, transport, heat, waste or recycling solutions.