Net Zero Technology Centre launches fifth cohort of TechX Clean Energy Accelerator programme


Leaders in expertise improvement and deployment, the Internet Zero Know-how Centre (NZTC) has as we speak [11 July 2022] launched functions for the fifth cohort of its award-winning TechX Clear Power Accelerator programme.

With as much as £100,000 of grant funding obtainable for 12 clear vitality start-ups, the programme will assist excessive potential corporations scale up via mentorship, skilled expertise improvement steerage, industrial assist and entry to an intensive trade community.

Backed by its international Strategic Companions – bp, Equinor and ADNOC – the programme presents distinctive alternatives for taking part start-ups to refine their enterprise fashions and investor propositions, discover potential area trials, increase further funding and extra.

To attain web zero emissions by 2050 it’s estimated that, relative to baseline developments, nearly half of the emissions financial savings wanted in 2050 to succeed in web zero emissions depend on applied sciences that aren’t but commercially obtainable.* Disruptive start-ups who convey these nascent applied sciences to market will play an important position in increasing vitality innovation.** Harnessing entrepreneurial ingenuity, NZTC prepares to welcome its subsequent cohort of pioneering corporations to shut the hole in web zero applied sciences, focussing on 4 core expertise areas:

  • Renewable vitality applied sciences, inexperienced and blue hydrogen and different clear fuels 
  • Carbon Seize, Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
  • Digitalisation
  • Oil and fuel emissions discount

The digital accelerator is open to start-ups from throughout the globe who would profit from the prospect of probably trialling and deploying their expertise throughout the UK continental shelf.  To fight the present gender disparity within the vitality trade, NZTC will proceed to champion gender variety with the purpose that fifty% of shortlisted start-ups for the fifth cohort might be led by feminine founders or co-founders.

The TechX Clear Power Accelerator has a longtime monitor document of serving to start-ups shine. Because the programme launched in 2018, its alumni of 45 expertise start-ups have gone on to boost £33m of further fairness funding and obtain 5 commercialisations. Their revolutionary options are set to save lots of tens of millions of tonnes of greenhouse fuel emissions per yr by the top of the last decade, propelling carbon intensive industries in direction of web zero.

Mark Anderson, TechX Director, commented on the programme’s continued success and future prospects:

Nick Kendall, Funding Affiliate at bp ventures, mentioned:

“Because the programme enters its fifth cohort, bp is proudly persevering with its dedication to this priceless accelerator programme. Technological innovation is essential for decarbonising economically and effectively, and within the creation and scaling of new clear vitality companies.

“TechX alumni have proven that participation in TechX opens doorways, growing the tempo and chance of creating a cloth web zero influence. I sit up for seeing the eagerness, vitality and variety of Cohort 5 pioneers who’re able to step up and showcase their nice concepts.”

Jeroen Van der Hoek, Funding Supervisor at Equinor, mentioned:

“I can say on behalf of the entire Equinor Ventures group that we’re excited to satisfy the brand new TechX Clear Power accelerator cohort of Pioneers. Local weather change presents a elementary problem to society and we consider that pioneering start-up corporations are completely positioned to convey the a lot wanted game-changing improvements to handle the problem.

Along with the Pioneers, we will develop applied sciences which have the potential to make a long-lasting influence on the vitality trade and produce us nearer to our purpose of web zero.”

Ali Al Rawahi, Vice President for Analysis and Growth (Upstream) at ADNOC, mentioned:

“ADNOC is proud to proceed our profitable strategic partnership with the TechX Programme. Because the programme uncovers new game-changing improvements from throughout the globe, we’ll mentor its Pioneers to search out the most recent disruptive technological options to assist decarbonise the worldwide vitality trade.”

The web software course of is now open for the TechX Clear Power Accelerator, which is able to start in February 2023. Functions will shut on 9 October 2022, with locations confirmed in December 2022. Discover out extra and apply right here:

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