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Venture acceleration

We de-risk and accelerate the innovative technologies and business models critical to the Net Zero transition.

We have been pioneering acceleration support for climate technology ventures for the past 20 years. Our track record in this space and detailed understanding of the opportunities for Net Zero innovation provides us with unparalleled expertise and networks to support technology innovators. Our team of global experts are uniquely positioned to deliver the technical and commercial advice required to scale climate technology ventures globally. 

Our offering

Accelerator Programme Delivery 

We design and deliver venture accelerators on behalf of our clients and in close collaboration with our partners. We are delivering multiple venture acceleration initiatives and one of the largest portfolios of climate tech ventures globally – supporting more than 150 innovators to develop and deploy their innovations around the world across all key decarbonisation sectors. 

Venture support

We provide venture support packages tailored to the needs of each business. Through convening key players, sharing knowledge and leveraging our decades of Net Zero expertise, we provide bespoke advisory support across all stages of a venture’s development and commercialisation support needs.

Corporate innovation 

We work with corporate clients to design and deliver open innovation programmes, bespoke accelerators and strategic projects to embed market leading climate tech innovation into their growth strategies.  

Market intelligence

We deliver cutting-edge market insights and techno-market analysis, supporting our clients in understanding and navigating the Net Zero innovation landscape. 

Our programmes

Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) Accelerator 

We lead the delivery of acceleration support services for the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s £1 billion Net Zero Innovation Portfolio. The programme will accelerate the commercialisation of 200 of the UK’s leading low carbon technology innovators at the speed and scale needed to meet the country’s Net Zero ambitions. 

Energy Catalyst Accelerator Programme

Innovate UK’s Energy Catalyst programme accelerates the innovations needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 7. Through the Energy Catalyst Accelerator Programme, we are leading a consortium delivering project and portfolio level acceleration support to one of the world’s largest energy access innovation portfolios. 

Circular London Accelerator

In partnership with ReLondon (formerly the London Waste and Recycling Board), the Carbon Trust co-designed and delivered the UK’s first circular economy focused start up accelerator programme. The bespoke programme of technical and commercial support offered by the Accelerator included: technology and business model development; go-to-market strategies and business development; intensive mentoring and coaching; and raising investment. 

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