TechX Clean Energy Accelerator

Our Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.

Applications are now open. Are you ready for TechX to propel your start-up and achieve more industry support, funding and growth? 

We’re looking for diverse, innovative start-ups that will pave the way in clean energy. If you are a forward-thinking founder with bold ideas that can help unlock the next generation of net zero technologies, we want to hear from you. Discover more about the award-winning programme and apply below.  

Apply and accelerate today.

Applications close at 23:00 (BST) on 9 October 2022.

Our technology focus areas

  • Renewable energy technologies, hydrogen, other clean fuels and green chemicals
  • Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage 
  • Digitalisation
  • Oil and gas emissions reduction technologies 

Read more about our technology focus areas and the programme's entry criteria >

Programme benefits

As a start-up on the programme, you will receive a grant of up £100,000* and expert support from our delivery partners and mentors on:

  • Testing your value proposition and business model with technical experts from potential industrial customers across the value chain.
  • Creating a prototype or minimum viable product.
  • Pitching to potential customers at our final showcase Demo Day.
  • Securing field trials to pilot your solution with the industry including bp, Equinor, ADNOC and our other partners.
  • Structuring capital raising and pitches to investors, before putting it into practice on Investor Day.
  • Building diverse teams.
  • Connecting into the Net Zero Technology Centre’s extensive energy industry network and maximising the benefit.
  • Creating and developing your brand.
  • Structuring your business optimally from a legal and tax perspective.
  • Complying with regulation and anticipating regulatory changes.
  • Protecting your IP, developing an IP strategy and applying for patents.

Start-ups also have access to the TechX Growth co-working space in Aberdeen and further business support for two years post-graduation. 

Read more about what's involved >

The programme is supported by our Strategic Partners, bp, Equinor and ADNOC, and our Professional Services Partner, Accenture. 

TechX Strategic Partners bp, Equinor and ADNOC provide the programme's start-ups with access to technology experts, investment opportunities and the potential for field trials. 

TechX Professional Services Partner Accenture supports the TechX team and provides the programme's start-ups with expert tutoring during the 15-week programme. 


*Note: there are certain repayment obligations in relation to the £100,000 grant which are conditional upon the attainment of specific financial milestones within a 10 year period. More detail can be provided on request.