Accelerators, Incubators & Business Support

Across Birmingham and the West Midlands, there are over 30 accelerators, incubators and business support programmes designed to help Tech and Digital businesses achieve more.

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Forward
Accelerator

Forward is a 6 month global accelerator programme, based in the UK, designed to provide essential support to high growth startups and scaleups.

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Innovation Birmingham
Support Services

Innovation Birmingham offers coworking, office space and business support for digital and tech businesses to form, scale and grow.

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NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

The NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator is a six-month programme for entrepreneurs with high growth businesses who are looking to scale up.

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5PRING
Accelerator

5PRING is the UK’s first 5G commercial application accelerator aiming to help organisations of all sizes harness the power of 5G.

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B Start-Up
Programme

This is a structured programme where you’ll receive teaching and guidance on how to effectively develop, test, start and grow any business venture in the quickest, cheapest and most effective way.

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BetaDen
Accelerator

BetaDen provides a revolutionary platform for businesses to develop next-generation technology, such as the internet of things and industry 4.0.

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BSEEN
Programme

BSEEN offers students and graduates a great package of intensive start-up support for new ventures.

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Creative ScaleUp
Programme

The Creative ScaleUp Programme is a 2-year programme funded by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport.

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Enterprise For Success
Programme

Enterprise For Success is a new project to encourage new business start-ups and to help young businesses grow and thrive.

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PocZero Business
Support

PocZero has a mission of connecting citizens, companies and government to create new models of care from the ground up.

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SciTech Innovation Hub
Support

The SciTech Innovation Hub provides the expertise required to support your business through the process of new product development, from idea generation to commercialisation.

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SPARK Business
Incubation

SPARK’s aim is to raise the technology profile of the area with an increased focus on engineering, creative media and ICT.

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The Startup Sprint
Programme

Startup Sprint is a 1-month programme that will take up and coming entrepreneurs through the fundamental steps of launching their own business.

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Warwick Ventures
Software Incubator

The Warwick Ventures Software Incubator is aimed at helping budding entrepreneurs that have an existing or former connection with the University of Warwick.

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STEAMhouse Incubator
& Support Services

STEAMhouse supports entrepreneurs, sole traders, companies and citizens to build their businesses, develop products and services and bring amazing new ideas to life.

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Technology Developer Accelerator Programme

The Technology Developer Accelerator Programme was created to provide support to UK SMEs helping to accelerate their low carbon technologies to the point of commercialisation.

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The BioHub Birmingham Accelerator

The BioHub Birmingham is a fully serviced biomedical incubator and accelerator designed to house life science companies from proof of concept through to expansion.

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IA Engine Innovator Programme

The IA Engine Innovator Programme is for FinTechs that want to accelerate their immersion in the investment management industry.

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Very Light Rail
Incubator

The Very Light Rail Incubator will be used for prototype trials, allowing for testing and evaluation of demonstrator vehicles and systems.

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Women’s Enterprise and
Community Hub

The Women’s Enterprise and Community Hub is a hive of enterprising activity providing modern, purpose-built space for women-led businesses.

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Barclays Eagle Labs
Support Hub

Barclays Eagle Labs Support Hub is providing start-ups with virtual events, content and tools, in these challenging times.

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Ignite
Incubator

Ignite is a flexible package of advice and practical help, designed to allow start-up and early-stage companies to tap into the resources of the University of Warwick Science Park and it’s wealth of know-how.

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The BizzInn
Incubator

The BizzInn is a free incubator for hi-tech innovators or companies who need specialist facilities or expertise to develop or grow their business.

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SPEED Business
Support Services

SPEED is delivered by the University of Wolverhampton, supporting students and graduates who need help starting a business.

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SuperTech WM

SuperTech Wm is a cross-sector partnership designed to showcase the talent, innovation, and investment potential of the West Midlands’ rapidly emerging professional services technology (ProfTech) cluster.

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GBSLEP Growth Hub

The GBSLEP Growth Hub is home of advice, guidance and funding for businesses and entrepreneurs across the Greater Birmingham area.

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AMCASH

The AMCASH project established to support SMEs across Greater Birmingham & Solihull, Black Country, Coventry & Warwickshire, The Marches and Stoke & Staffordshire.

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ARLI

ARLI offers funded advice and technical support to SMEs on developing innovative low-carbon products and processes.

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ATETA

ATETA is an SME support programme from the Birmingham Energy Institute, designed to help organisations overcome their obstacles and unlock business opportunities.

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CIAMM

The CIAMM has been developed to help SMEs discover the full potential of quantum technologies, through providing access to world-class technical expertise, research programmes and collaborative partners.

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DIGI-RAIL

Digi-Rail is a focussed project providing technical and business/commercial support to SMEs looking to enter or grow their business in the rail industry, focussing on supplying the Digital Railway.

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DEMAND Hub

DEMAND Hub is a programme for the Black Country, Greater Birmingham and Solihull, Coventry & Warwickshire, and Stoke-On-Trent & Staffordshire regions.

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Science 2 Industry

Through the Bridging for Innovators programme, STFC is funding the University of Birmingham to deliver Science to Industry in partnership with the Manufacturing Technology Centre.

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AMTECAA

If you’re looking to explore how advanced manufacturing technologies can help you be more productive or provide a competitive edge you can access the AMTECAA programme.

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The Grid

The Grid is an innovation and opportunities exchange designed for founders who want to meet like-minded entrepreneurs and are ready to scale their start-up.

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Aston Programme for Small Business Growth

The Aston Programme for Small Business Growth aims to support SMEs to grow by increasing their turnover and creating jobs.

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innovate2succeed

innovate2succeed is an innovation management support programme designed to scale up your company. Innovation is one of the driving forces behind all ambitious businesses, helping them expand and succeed.

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Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands

The Innovation Alliance for the West Midlands is an alliance of organisations active or interested in science and technology-based innovation across the West Midlands.

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Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub

Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub will match you to a business advisor who has the commercial experience to guide you to success.

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Energy Systems Catapult

Energy Systems Catapult was set up to accelerate the transformation of the UK’s energy system and ensure UK businesses and consumers capture the opportunities of clean growth.

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Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry – often referred to as ‘the valley of death’.

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Coventry and Warwickshire Innovation Test Bed

The Coventry and Warwickshire Innovation Test Bed Project offers one-to-one business mentoring, workshops to enhance your knowledge and skills.

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West Midlands Academic Health Science Network

The WMAHSN leads and catalyses collaboration between academia, industry, health and care providers, commissioners, and citizens to support continuous improvement of the region’s health and wealth.

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National Express Innovation & Science

NXIS is a 10-week accelerator for mature start-ups or scale-ups, designed to develop innovative solutions, products and services that can be implemented across National Express UK.

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Think Beyond Data

Aston University is offering tailored solutions to help SMEs grow. The project brings you artificial intelligence expertise and business efficiency at no cost to you.

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Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce

The GBCC has a well-established corporate brand coupled with many years of history and success as a leading business support organisation.

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Technology Supply Chain

The Technology Supply Chain is a no-cost membership which helps manufacturing, engineering, tech and services companies to find grants, fully funded support and new opportunities.

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Enterprise Nation

Enterprise Nation is a vibrant community of small businesses and business advisers that exist to shortcut your route to trusted business support.

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Tech Nation

Tech Nation fuels the growth of game-changing founders, leaders and scaling companies so they can positively transform societies and economies.

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techUK

techUK is the trade association which brings together people, companies and organisations to realise the positive outcomes of what digital technology can achieve.

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BCU Advantage

BCU Advantage is a business support service helping you achieve your business goals through collaborations with BCU experts, business specialists and recruitment professionals along with partner organisations and funding bodies.

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Black Country Growth Hub

Black Country Growth Hub provides free and impartial support to businesses and entrepreneurs of any size.

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Invest West Midlands

The West Midlands Growth Company are working to ensure that foreign-owned businesses right across the region, have access to a free of charge, local account manager.

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Medilink West Midlands

Medilink WM is the industry association for the Life Sciences & Medical Technology sector, whose aim is to help companies establish, develop and grow.

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UKBlackTech

UKBlackTech is an innovation group that is on a mission to make the UK the most ethnically diverse tech ecosystem in the world.

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