Grant Size :  

$100,000 to $500,000

Closing Date :

  09-10-2022

TechX Clean Energy Accelerator Program

About

Applications are now open for the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator Program to accelerate start-ups with clear potential to significantly speed up the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

They’re looking for diverse, innovative start-ups that will pave the way in clean energy. If you are a forward-thinking founder with bold ideas that can help unlock the next generation of net zero technologies, they want to hear from you.

Focus Areas
  • Renewable energy technologies, hydrogen, other clean fuels and green chemicals

  • Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage

  • Digitalisation

  • Oil and gas emissions reduction technologies

Benefits

As a start-up on the programme, you will receive a grant of up £100,000 and expert support from their delivery partners and mentors on:

  • Testing your value proposition and business model with technical experts from potential industrial customers across the value chain.

  • Creating a prototype or minimum viable product.

  • Pitching to potential customers at their final showcase Demo Day.

  • Securing field trials to pilot your solution with the industry including bp, Equinor, ADNOC and their other partners.

  • Structuring capital raising and pitches to investors, before putting it into practice on Investor Day.

  • Building diverse teams.

  • Connecting into the Net Zero Technology Centre’s extensive energy industry network and maximising the benefit.

  • Creating and developing your brand.

  • Structuring your business optimally from a legal and tax perspective.

  • Complying with regulation and anticipating regulatory changes.

  • Protecting your IP, developing an IP strategy and applying for patents.

  • Start-ups also have access to the TechX Growth co-working space in Aberdeen and further business support for two years post-graduation.

Details

Key features of the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator Programme:

  • 12 companies selected per cohort

  • 15 week programme, held from 27 February '23 to 9 June '23

  • Full time attendance required

  • No joining fee

  • TechX does not take equity or IP in the start-ups

Eligibility :

  • Start-ups' technology solutions must be at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 2 to 6 inclusive in order to be eligible for the Accelerator. They will accept applications from start-ups that have developed other technologies at higher TRLs as long as the innovation they are applying with is TRL 2 to TRL 6.

  • Start-ups can be based anywhere as the programme is delivered virtually, but all participants must work to a GMT time zone. In-person attendance in Aberdeen UK is expected for 3 weeks (first week, last week and a week in the middle).

  • The TechX Clean Energy Accelerator is a 15-week full time intensive programme. At a minimum one founder will need to be available full-time during the 15 weeks to take part in the programme. A maximum of two employees (including one founder) may participate in the programme.

  • Start-ups may not participate in other accelerators during the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator programme.

  • Start-ups will only be considered if they are developing clean energy technologies that fit one or more of their technology focus areas, set out below.

  • Start-ups located outside the UK must be able to communicate clearly how they plan to benefit the North East Scotland and UK economies. They will need to incorporate a UK company before the start of the programme.

  • All start-ups must be inclusive and diverse or open to building diverse teams.

  • TechX Clean Energy Accelerator grows clean energy start-ups to accelerate the transition to net zero Looking for companies:

    • in Sustainability, Sustainable Design, Fuel Cells, Clean Technology, Renewable Energy, Waste, Geothermal, Energy Sector, Carbon Reduction, Clean Energy, Carbon Capture, Energy Storage, Offshore Wind, Renewable Energy Tech, Hydrogen Refueling, Emissions Monitoring, Hydrogen Storage, Primary Battery, Emissions Management, Carbon Offset Project located in Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/NZ, Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East, North America, South America

    • incorporated or not

    • idea, prototype or users stage

    • Angel, Pre-seed, Seed or Series A

    • have raised funding or not

    • currently raising or not raising funds

    • have revenue or not

Post Date: 13-Jul-2022

Location :
Yemen
Estonia
Syrian Arab Republic (the)
Turkey
Saudi Arabia
Egypt
United States of America
Palestine
Jordan
GHANA
Niger
Tunisia
Afghanistan
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Australia
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Barbados
Belgium
Benin
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)
Botswana
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cameroon
Central African Republic (the)
Chile
Colombia
Congo (the)
Côte d'Ivoire
Cuba
Czechia
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the)
Djibouti
Dominican Republic (the)
Equatorial Guinea
Fiji
France
Gambia (the)
Germany
Greece
Guatemala
Guinea-Bissau
Haiti
Hungary
India
Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Kazakhstan
Kiribati
Kyrgyzstan
Latvia
Lesotho
Libya
Lithuania
Madagascar
Malaysia
Mali
Marshall Islands (the)
Mauritius
Micronesia (Federated States of)
Mongolia
Morocco
Myanmar
Nauru
Netherlands (the)
Nicaragua
Nigeria
Oman
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Peru
Poland
Qatar
Republic of Moldova (the)
Russian Federation (the)
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
San Marino
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Slovakia
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Spain
Sudan (the)
Swaziland
Switzerland
Tajikistan
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tuvalu
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Uzbekistan
Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Zimbabwe
Cook Islands (the)
Niue
Albania
Andorra
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Austria
Bahamas (the)
Bangladesh
Belarus
Belize
Bhutan
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burundi
Cambodia
Canada
Chad
China
Comoros (the)
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cyprus
Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the)
Denmark
Dominica
Ecuador
El Salvador
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Finland
Gabon
Georgia
Grenada
Guinea
Guyana
Honduras
Iceland
Indonesia
Iraq
Jamaica
Kenya
Kuwait
Lao People's Democratic Republic (the)
Lebanon
Liberia
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malawi
Maldives
Malta
Mauritania
Mexico
Monaco
Montenegro
Mozambique
Namibia
Nepal
New Zealand
Norway
Pakistan
Panama
Paraguay
Philippines (the)
Portugal
Republic of Korea (the)
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Lucia
Samoa
Sao Tome and Principe
Senegal
Seychelles
Singapore
Slovenia
Somalia
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Sweden
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Tonga
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates (the)
United Republic of Tanzania (the)
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Holy See (the)
Antarctica
Aruba
Bermuda
Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba
Bouvet Island
British Indian Ocean Territory (the)
Cayman Islands (the)
Christmas Island
Cocos (Keeling) Islands (the)
Curaçao
French Guiana
French Polynesia
French Southern Territories (the)
Gibraltar
Greenland
Guadeloupe
Guam
Guernsey
Heard Island and McDonald Islands

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