Before you apply, make sure you’re eligible for the TechX Clean Energy Start-up Accelerator. The entry criteria are:
- Start-ups' technology solutions must be at a technology readiness level (TRL) of 2 to 6 inclusive in order to be eligible for the Accelerator. We will accept applications from start-ups that have developed other technologies at higher TRLs as long as the innovation they are applying with is TRL 2 to TRL 6.
- Start-ups can be based anywhere as the programme is delivered virtually, but all participants must work to a GMT time zone. In-person attendance in Aberdeen UK is expected for 3 weeks (first week, last week and a week in the middle).
- The TechX Clean Energy Accelerator is a 15-week full time intensive programme. At a minimum one founder will need to be available full-time during the 15 weeks to take part in the programme. A maximum of two employees (including one founder) may participate in the programme.
- Start-ups may not participate in other accelerators during the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator programme.
- Start-ups will only be considered if they are developing clean energy technologies that fit one or more of our technology focus areas, set out below.
- Start-ups located outside the UK must be able to communicate clearly how they plan to benefit the North East Scotland and UK economies. They will need to incorporate a UK company before the start of the programme.
- All start-ups must be inclusive and diverse or open to building diverse teams. Read more about our diversity and inclusion initiative.
Technology focus areas:
Renewable energy technologies, hydrogen, other clean fuels and green chemicals
- Offshore wind - fixed-bottom, floating, airborne
- Alternative renewable technologies - e.g. wave, tidal, geothermal, floating solar
- Network infrastructure
- Energy storage (large or inter-seasonal) - geological hydrogen, batteries, alternatives to batteries
- Green and blue hydrogen production usage, transport and storage; natural hydrogen
- Sustainable fuel production for aviation and maritime
- Green chemical production
- Low carbon sources of key metals and minerals for the transition, including deep sea
Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage
- Carbon capture - direct air, industrial, seawater
- Carbon utilisation - synthetic fuels, green chemicals, food and drink, other industry
- Carbon transport and storage
Digitalisation (must contribute to a material reduction of greenhouse gas emissions)
- Smart, digitised assets
- Field automation and remote control - digital twins, AI
- Robotics and autonomous systems
Oil & gas emission reduction technologies
- Flaring and venting mitigation
- Methane leak detection and mitigation
- Energy efficiency (gas turbine efficiency, waste heat recovery, peak shaving, etc.)
- Offshore waste management (hydrocarbon waste, drilling waste, platform waste, etc.)
- Reuse of assets
- Other greenhouse gas reduction in exploration & production operations
If you have any questions or queries regarding eligibility for the programme, please contact: TechX@netzerotc.com