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TechX Clean Energy Accelerator

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


Applications for the TechX Clean Energy Accelerator are now closed. 

We would like to thank everyone who applied to be part of TechX Cohort 4. Our team is now currently in the process of assessing all submitted applications. The finalists will be notified during the week of 13th December, and will be invited to attend our Finalists Pitch Day taking place Tuesday 11th January. 

We look forward to accelerating the next generation of clean energy start-ups and unlocking the full potential of the new and exciting technologies they offer. 



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

As TechX Strategic Partners, bp ventures and Equinor Ventures provide our start-ups with access to technology experts, investment opportunities and the potential for field trials. 

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

Our strategic partners and our close links to the offshore renewables industry, the nascent clean hydrogen and alternative fuels industry, and North Sea oil and gas offer start-ups a fantastic opportunity to develop their technologies and grow their businesses, helped by a generous £100,000 grant per company.

Successful graduates join a select group of technology start-ups from the previous TechX Pioneer Accelerators and have use of the TechX Growth co-working space and support for two years post-graduation.

Programme benefits

Companies chosen for the accelerator will receive up to a £100,000 grant and expert help 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 minimum viable product or prototype
  • Pitching to customers at Demo Day
  • Securing field trials to pilot your solution with the industry, including bp, Equinor 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
  • Structuring your business optimally from a legal and tax perspective
  • Creating and developing your brand
  • Complying with regulation and anticipating regulatory changes
  • Protecting your IP, developing an IP strategy and applying for patent

Our technology focus areas are: 

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

More information on the Clean Energy Accelerator and our previous cohorts is available in our brochure.

If you have any further questions regarding the programme, please refer to our FAQs, or don't hesitate to get in touch for support: TechX@netzerotc.com