Introducing our Cohort Founders!

From 25th April - 23rd June 2022, our cohort founders will gain 2 days a week of intensive expert support over the course of 8 weeks in the dedicated workspace at Wyre Forest District Council offices in Kidderminster. Gaining over £25,000 worth of support, including a £9,000 grant to spend on marketing, legal support or product design.

The programme culminates in a pitch and showcase event, demonstrating innovations born in Wyre Forest to potential customers, partners and investors.

The dates of the two Bootcamp days each week are:

  • April - 26th & 27th
  • May - 4th & 5th, 11th & 12th, 18th & 19th, 25th & 26th, 31st
  • June - 1st, 8th & 9th, 15th, 16th June

Meet the Cohort Founders

Ecoforest UK

Ecoforest UK Ltd is the manufacturer of UK specific products that complement the heat pumps produced by Ecoforest of Spain. Ecoforest UK Ltd also provides training and aftersales support for installers of Ecoforest products in the UK. They bridge the gap between the pan European products that are manufactured by Ecoforest, so that they can be easily installed in the UK market. The UK specific products are also designed to reduce on site time and minimise installation problems.

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Aceleron is an award-winning clean technology company started when co-founders Amrit & Carlton dismantled and tested hundreds of battery packs and realised that batteries are not designed to be maintained. Anticipating a future with tonnes of unnecessary battery waste they designed a battery pack which is built with sustainability in mind. The world’s most sustainable lithium battery packs in a full circular economy approach, serviceable, upgradable and recyclable. Aceleron are motivated to empower global communities by increasing access to energy storage solutions for our customers around the world.

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Hummingbird  Design

Hummingbird Design investigate and develop new innovative renewable green energy solutions and systems or improve the efficiency and effectiveness of existing products. They are presently developing a Kinetic Road/surface system. A renewable energy system that transforms the potential energy in a moving object via a surface into electrical energy. This solution is not reliant on a natural energy source so produces an uninterrupted power supply.

VoidFill Packaging 

VoidFill Packaging Ltd provides a range of innovative and eco-friendly paper and air packaging products for in-box protection. We convert a unique and novel paper loosefill produced on our own converter machine designed and built by us. We supply plant-based bio plastic air pillow film (corn starch, sugarcane and 100% Recycled) to run on our own designed and built air pillow machine, Based in Rushock, Worcestershire we service the UK and work with oversea suppliers and customers.

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Grohanger is a baby hanger that extends. It has been selling for over 15 years mainly through distributors and retailers. Over the last 5 years the retail environment has drastically changed into largely a D2C model. They have now managed to develop an outstanding new sustainable design that is highly applicable to the market and ready to attack this sector. It's ready for launch but we are now in need of funding assistance to to create a social media campaign and launch and undertake a CO2 audit.

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R-Net Innovation

R-Net Innovation has been set up in recognition of the global issue of disposal of plastics. Our founder and CEO Stuart Perry has worked in many sectors around the world, laterly working in Holland within the recycling sector. Whilst working over in Holland Stuart saw the huge amount of waste created and the materials used to collect plastics were often single use plastic as well. Stuart has designed a replacement for the collection of waste plastic and encourage more collection of waste plastic.

The Programme Timeline

  1. 12 January 2022
    Bootcamp recruitment opens
    Register to find out more about BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp and keep up to date with latest announcements
  2. 12 January 2022
    Workshop recruitment opens
    Book your place on one or more of our informative workshops, led by industry leaders
  3. 2 March 2022
    Workshop: Decarbonising in response to new industry supply chain drivers
  4. 10 March 2022
    Workshop: Extend your Digital Transformation for major sustainability gains.
  5. 11 April 2022
    Bootcamp application deadline
    Get your application in to join the BetaDen North Cleantech Bootcamp and gain access to a wealth of expert support to bring your idea to market
  6. 14 April 2022
    Bootcamp cohort selection deadline
  7. 14 April 2022
    Bootcamp lineup announced
  8. 26 April 2022
    Bootcamp onboarding session
  9. Week commencing 25 April 2022
    Bootcamp programme commences 
    Our 8 Bootcamp members begin their 60-day programme to bring their cleantech ideas to life, up until 23rd June
  10. 28 April 2022
    Workshop: Bringing Net Zero to the heart of your business strategy – planning for the future
  11. 10 May 2022
    Workshop: Beyond R&D: how can my business innovate to support decarbonisation?
  12. 23 June 2022
    Showcase event

    Celebrate innovation at our showcase event, joined by industry leaders, development partners and potential investors

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