Clean tech accelerator Subak has opened applications for its 2022 cohort, with up to £110,000 of unrestricted grant funding on offer to help startups to scale.
The accelerator is looking to support ten early-stage organisations across the UK and Australia through a 12 month programme, which will have a unique curriculum covering tech, data, and policy as well as business fundamentals.
Launched in July, Subak’s members are supported by lead author of the UK’s Climate Change Act Baroness Bryony Worthington, entrepreneur and co-founder of Songkick Michelle You, Gi Fernando MBE, and former Google DeepMind machine learning engineer Dr Jack Kelly.
The five founding members – which includes New Automotive, Transition Zero, Ember, Open Climate Fix and Climate Policy Radar – have raised £8.5 million in funding already. All five will remain involved, helping to share their learnings with the new cohort.
“The global need for innovation has never been more critical, and I believe Subak is uniquely positioned to drive real, tangible change in climate impacting tech, policy and consumer behaviour,” said Amali de Alwis, CEO of Subak.
“Subak’s members by definition are not competitors, they’re collaborators. By working together we’re unlocking the potential of global organisations and scaling their impact to truly make a difference.”
Applications for the 2022 cohort are open and can be submitted here. They will close on 5 January 2022, with the programme set to begin in February 2022.