Innovate Birmingham welcome Climate KIC start-ups

Innovate Birmingham welcome Climate KIC start-ups

Innovate Birmingham has welcomed its first round of applicants to the 2016 Climate-KIC Accelerator programme at the Campus’ iCentrum building.

The first group of start-ups include intelligent mobility provider, Conigital and agricultural innovation research and development company, Crop Intellect.

Additional start-ups accepted on to this year’s programme include; Adept, Eco Tray, Icarus Parts, Orang Utan, Sampson Ltd and Voltrics.

Launched last month, the Climate-KIC Low Carbon Accelerator is a two-stage programme which supports start-ups by providing tools and networking opportunities.

Companies accepted on to the programme benefit from intensive coaching, fast-track entrepreneurship education and 247 free hot-desking space situated on the mezzanine floor of iCentrum; with a grant of up to €10,000 awarded to all stage one businesses.

On 14 September, start-ups will be given an opportunity to compete in a Pitch Day to progress onto stage two of the programme and receive an additional grant award of up to €20,000.

Katharine Fuller, head of Projects at Innovation Birmingham, said: “Year-on-year the Climate-KIC programme continues to support and accelerate a range of promising start-ups, all of whom go on to achieve fantastic things. It is a pleasure to be part of their journey and to provide valuable advice and support in the vital early stages”.

The programme is open to start-ups across the UK which are less than three years old, and which have a product, or service that is climate change related.

 

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