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High Speed Two Ltd Accelerator Program

Innovation, Other Business Support, Incubator, Training, Leadership and Management
All, Creative, Social Enterprise, Life Sciences, Health and Social Care, Manufacturing, Digital & Technology, Energy Technologies, Mentoring
East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Cannock Chase, Tamworth, Birmingham, Solihull, Bromsgrove, Redditch, Wyre Forest, GBSLEP

HS2 will be a world class 21st century railway service, embracing new technologies to ensure world class levels of reliability, comfort and customer experience.

To deliver this we will drive innovation in the design and build, employing new technologies and techniques to improve productivity, innovating to do more with less and create fewer emissions and noise. We will build a legacy of knowledge, expertise and new commercial opportunities for the UK as we develop HS2.

What's on offer to SMEs

  • Four months tailored business support

  • Access to office space at Bruntwood SciTech Innovation Birmingham campus (dependent on  COVID-19, if not support will be virtual)

  • Tailored investment readiness programme, with support from experienced investment coaches

  • Round tables and talks with angels and VCs, introductions to investors, and pitch coaching

  • Funding advice from Connected Places Catapult experts, including CR&D and grant opportunities

  • Technical support and sprints, access to Connected Places Catapult and HS2 technical experts

  • Support from an Entrepreneur in Residence, and wider Bruntwood SciTech support networks /business activities

  • Business development opportunities and introductions to potential customers

  • Growth focus – business support, e.g. IP, marketing, HR, partnerships

  • Demo Day showcase event

    Eligibility Criteria

  •  Applicants must be SME sized businesses (Less than 250 employees & turnover under £50 million)

  •  Applicants must have a UK registered company address 

  •  Proposed solutions must include a digital development

  •  Proposed solutions must address at least one of the live challenges

  •  Each application must propose one solution

  •  Applicants can apply more than once if they have more than one solution to offer

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