Boosting Net Zero Innovators to success: SME Showcase

Published: 9 September 2021

Energy Launchpad would like to welcome you to join us in celebrating the publication of our new report, Boosting Net Zero innovators to success: Insights and impacts from the first three years of Energy Launchpad, at our new SME Showcase event.

It has been three years since Energy Systems Catapult launched our innovator support platform, Energy Launchpad. We’ve had an incredible period of growth over the last 18 months, which has seen more SMEs than ever before access Energy Launchpad’s support offerings, and the results of a recent survey, which have been consolidated into a new report, show that our SMEs and their businesses have overwhelmingly benefitted from the targeted support we have been able to provide.

The work that Energy Systems Catapult has done over the last three years, particularly within the Living Lab, Consumer Insight, and Digital and Data teams has allowed Energy Launchpad to really understand the market for SME products and services and recognise the common areas of development most SMEs require. As a result, Energy Launchpad has been able to really tailor its support and design a service that is meeting SMEs fundamental needs.

By participating in Innovator Challenges where SMEs are connected with the wider Catapult’s in-house experts and a wide range of stakeholder networks and capabilities, SMEs are enhancing their business skills and capabilities, maturing their TRL’s (Technology Readiness Level), attracting funding and investment, and commercialising their products and services for the market.

At our SME Showcase hear from our incubation managers, capabilities, and SME alumni first-hand on the challenge calls we’ve run, our work together and all their fantastic achievements.