Scaling SMEs focused on climate tech and sustainability have until 9 November to apply for the Accelerate Green accelerator.
Ambitious businesses in the areas of climate tech and sustainability are being urged to apply to take part in the next cohort of the Accelerate Green programme.
Conceived and funded by Bord na Móna and delivered by Resolve Partners, the Accelerate Green programme is Ireland’s leading sustainability programme designed to scale-up companies who are developing products and services based on green innovation in response to climate action and sustainability challenges.
“We work with scaling companies in the climate and sustainability sector, or SMEs who could pivot their products and services to the climate tech and sustainability sector”
Over the past 12 months across participant companies created 85 jobs in the climate economy in Ireland, delivered 150% revenue growth and raised more than €6.7m in funding.
Driving forward on climate action
A spokesperson for the programme said that Accelerate Green is an opportunity for companies to gain new perspective and learnings from industry leaders to drive their business forward.
“The programme is dedicated to companies who are developing products and services based on green innovation in response to climate action and sustainability challenges.
“We work with scaling companies in the climate and sustainability sector, or SMEs who could pivot their products and services to the climate tech and sustainability sector.
“We work with earlier stage companies with a very big ambition and potential to rapidly progress. This is especially true of companies backed by strong technology, science or engineering leaders who are committed to the climate and sustainability agenda and ESG principles,” the spokesperson said.
The programme involves the cohort working in a facilitated, peer to peer learning environment to strengthen their business strategy. Participants are integrated into a curated network designed to support experienced business leaders committed to making a positive impact on climate.
At no cost to the participating businesses, it is built on 8 modules and delivered over two days per fortnight between January and May. The sessions are in-person on back-to-back days with an overnight and guest speaker dinner session.
“Feedback on this format has been exceptional as it allows for strategic thinking away from the day job,” the spokesperson said.
Participating businesses get access to Bord na Móna’s expertise in sustainability and the carbon economy, a potential reference customer, infrastructure access and an R&D test bed. From Resolve Partners, they attain expert mentorship in business strategy, investment and exposure to an extensive business network.
As well as this the young businesses will also get an opportunity to present at the Irish Sustainable Future Conference.
Main image at top: David Scanlon from Resolve Partners (centre) with Microsoft’s Katie McArdle and Brendan Carroll from Episensor