Innovators invited to join new Energy Launchpad digital platform
Energy Launchpad is introducing an exciting new digital platform with a host of offerings to help SME innovators to take-off.
The new Energy Launchpad platform offers unique energy system insights, expert business support within collaboration spaces – and importantly – provides direct links to investors and international markets.
A digital gateway for innovators and SMEs to access Energy Systems Catapult’s unique combination of whole energy systems expertise and specialist business support.
All Energy Launchpad members will have access to our Universal level of support including:
- energy system insights
- guides for start-ups
- access to international market research
- opportunities to connect with investors
- collaboration spaces for partnership working
- case studies from the SME alumni
- virtual incubation and acceleration programmes.
Energy Launchpad business lead Paul Jordan said: “Key to the success of the new digital platform will be collaboration spaces that allow members to set up online communities to work together and share ideas. You can search for organisations and people, chat individually, or hold group meetings.
“For international insight, our interactive World Map offers a gateway to detailed and regularly updated information on overseas markets. Simply click on a market and follow the links for insights from that country.
“While for innovators seeking investment, you can make their needs known to our growing investor community, who are actively interested in energy sector SMEs.”
Energy Launchpad Community is the meeting place to discuss your ideas and innovations with the wider energy community and get a wide range of help and advice.
Members can create a profile and search for other organisations with which to collaborate.
Funding and Investment
Innovators can complete a proposal form, so potential investors are notified about who you are, how much you need to raise and why they should invest in your product or service. Energy Launchpad experts will review proposals before they are seen by potential investors and support you throughout the process.
As well as helping you find investment opportunities, Energy Launchpad regularly features other sources of funding, such as grants, and features the latest industry events and news.
Signing up to our Supply Chain Network when registering means you’ll be alerted to market opportunities matching your business profile, both in the UK and internationally. It also helps us to increase our knowledge base of UK innovators and the energy landscape, allowing us to further improve the services we offer to SMEs.
Incubator and Accelerator
Members will also be the first to receive news about the latest Innovator Challenge calls to join our selective Incubator and Accelerator programmes.
Energy Launchpad’s incubator and accelerator teams work to define and deliver what SME innovators need to accelerate their product or service market and achieve their growth potential, such as:
- Real-world consumer insights
- Performance testing and validation
- System integration solutions
- Market insights
- Business modelling
- Support with government policy & regulation
- Investor engagement.
So if you’re a UK based SME Innovator working to transform the energy system, you’re in the right hands with Energy Launchpad.