Accelerating inclusion

Aligning with the Net Zero Technology Centre’s core values, TechX facilitates an inclusive environment which thrives on diversity of thought.

For the accelerator’s fourth cohort in 2022, TechX’s aim was for 30% of shortlisted start-ups to be led by females (either by a female CEO or by another senior female leader with an equity stake in the company). In addition:

  • We continue to deliver the accelerator programme virtually to open the door to some flexible working with an aim to broaden the application pool
  • We ensure that the judging panel for our finalist pitch day retains a 50% gender split
  • TechX delivers a dedicated session on the benefits of building diverse teams and advisory boards as part of the programme, with the expectation that participating start-ups will incorporate more diversity in their teams
  • Our aspiration is by 2025 to have at least 40% of start-ups that graduate from the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator to be female-led