Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc Awards Elevator Contract to Run Innovation Accelerator in Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon
May 18, 2020
Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) has awarded Elevator, one of Scotland’s leading business support organisations, a major contract to help lead the charge for Scotland’s sustainable mobility and low carbon energy sectors.
Through a partnership with MSIP, a joint venture between Dundee City Council, Michelin, and Scottish Enterprise, the contract will see Elevator expand its national accelerator offering with the launch of a new specialist programme to support Scotland’s Net-Zero carbon ambitions.
Announced this week, the Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon Innovation Accelerator – part of a series of MSIP initiatives – has been designed to underpin Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency.
Its aim is to support intrapreneurs and entrepreneurs who have developed minimum viable products, validated prototypes or possess investor ready solutions focused on sustainable mobility, clean transport and low carbon energy.
Delivered from MSIP’s world-class Innovation Parc in Dundee, the 16-week programme will provide participants with access to the skills, knowledge, networks and advice to enhance their overall solutions. In addition – and for the first time, Elevator will engage the support of specialist sector delivery partners with the technical know-how and global networks to act as catalysts to ensure clear development, commercial and marketing pathways exist, and that each company has the potential to grow and scale.
John Reid, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc CEO, said “The launch of MSIP’s Sustainable Mobility and Low Carbon Innovation Accelerator marks a key milestone in building our world class innovation park in Dundee. Our accelerator is a key part of MSIP’s innovation programme, that will offer access to space, support and networks, as well as collaboration opportunities with industry and academia located at MSIP.
“This very specific accelerator is a real opportunity for companies in this space, and I am confident that Elevator will deliver a programme that will achieve great results for those companies to scale up and grow.
“MSIP is going to bring long lasting benefits to Dundee and Scotland and is a key part of Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency. This accelerator is one further step forward in delivering that ambition.”
Professor Gary McEwan, Elevator CEO, said: “At Elevator we pride ourselves as an organisation which works to solve problems. Through collaboration we have grown to become the largest provider of accelerator programmes in the country, augmenting the growth of Scotland’s business community. This expertise uniquely positions us to strengthen MSIP’s aim to create breakthroughs in the sustainable mobility and low carbon energy sectors.
“The Parc is a significant project and we are delighted to be working together with MSIP. Our accelerator will act as a springboard for forward-thinking pioneers investing in zero emission transport solutions and zero carbon energy emissions to help drive diversification and growth – in not only Dundee and the Tay Cities Region, but Scotland wide.”