Extension confirmed for clean technology accelerator

Following the success of the inaugural BetaDen North Bootcamp programme, the project team have confirmed an extension to the project.

The BetaDen North Bootcamp was an eight-week intensive programme of business support bringing leading experts from the Cleantech world to north Worcestershire to help local entrepreneurs and established businesses develop and accelerate technologies that will lead industry supply chains towards Net Zero.

Six businesses were supported to accelerate their cleantech innovations with all the businesses presenting their progress as part of a showcase event to local businesses, public sector figures and potential investors in June.

The programme, which spun out of the original BetaDen technology accelerator programme, offered cohort companies a programme of support worth £25,000 over eight weeks to develop and commercialise their Cleantech innovations. This included grant funding, tailored support and mentoring from industry leaders, skills-based masterclasses, guest speakers, networking and business introductions, and free office space at Wyre Forest House.

Following this success, it has been confirmed that a BetaDen North Bootcamp Plus offer will be offered to eligible businesses from September through to December, to provide support to even more companies in the county. This Bootcamp Plus offer will support businesses with Greentech/cleantech innovations and includes access to funding, marketing support, tailored business mentoring from industry experts, networking opportunities and free office space at Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster.

This programme of support is primarily aimed at Wyre Forest-based businesses, however any business in Worcestershire interested in sustainability support are encouraged to speak with the Worcestershire Growth Hub team to find out more about BetaDen North Bootcamp and other sustainability support on offer.

Please contact the Growth Hub team by emailing info@worcestershiregrowthhub.co.uk or phone 01905 677 888.

BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund and enabled by Wyre Forest District Council and Worcestershire County Council. The programme, delivered by Carbon Limiting Technologies (CLT), brought to life real issues and opportunities for businesses arising out of the push towards Net Zero, which will impact businesses and organisations of all sizes across all sectors.