MSIP Accelerator

Committed to amplifying sustainable mobility and decarbonisation solutions

The MSIP Accelerator, part funded by Scottish Enterprise, is targeted at ambitious early-stage companies and entrepreneurs, offering each cohort an intensive period of business support based in an incubator environment.

As of March 2024, 41 companies have participated in the MSIP Accelerator Programme, and have closed equity investments totalling approximately £1.1 million.

We will soon be opening applications for Cohort 5 of the MSIP Accelerator Programme, to begin in Autumn 2024.

If you feel your organisation could benefit from participating, send an expression of interest to [email protected].

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What is the MSIP Accelerator?

The MSIP Accelerator is an intense business accelerator designed to help ambitious, young companies who are developing new solutions in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation achieve a step-change in their business.

This structured programme is modelled on best-in class tech accelerators, designed to help you achieve a step change in your venture, build confidence and increase momentum for growth.

The MSIP Accelerator is structured around 3 key pillars of activity:

  1. Learning – Gaining proven start-up skills, tools and frameworks.
  2. Executing – Applying learnings to your venture.
  3. Connecting – Growing your network, learning from experts and meeting investors.

What does it involve?

The MSIP Accelerator is delivered over 12 weeks, including:

  • Self-Study e-learning modules (weekly) – Accessed via a private portal so you can explore at your convenience.
  • Three full day in-person sessions at MSIP (Launchpad week 1, mid-point and final event).
  • Live Online Workshops (weekly, between in-person sessions) – Interactive workshops to practice key concepts with peers, linking to how you can apply the learning to your venture. Each session will include either group problem solving or a Roundtable event, which will give you the opportunity to meet a guest speaker and build your network.
  • 1:1 Coaching – You will be assigned a coach that will meet your 3 times over the programme. The coach will provide accountability and support as required around the development of your opportunity, your investor readiness and/or pitch practice.

The programme ends with an exciting final pitch event in front of a panel of investors and funders, giving you the opportunity to showcase your venture to investment experts and your peers.

How to find out more

We will soon be opening applications for Cohort 5 of the MSIP Accelerator Programme, to begin in Autumn 2024.

If you feel your organisation could benefit from participating, send an expression of interest to [email protected].

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 4

Our fourth Accelerator Cohort finished in Winter 2023. Cohort 4 participants included:

Other Way Climate Limited: Accelerating climate action in every journey and every vehicle.

Donaa Ltd: Donaa delivers a powerful AI tool to detect defects in real-time during 3D printing, enabling manufacturers to save costs and protect the environment.

BOABER by Innovate Rural: Boaber is an on-demand boat travel booking app using the power of AI to keep it live and current.

BioBright: Elevating Interiors with Algae Elegance – Enhancing Spaces, Oxygenating Lives, and Nurturing the Planet.

Copper & Carbon Ltd: IRIS- A powerful wind turbine which can speed up the NetZero ambition by controlling the wind flow, yielding better at low wind and operating beyond cutoff range.

Redbarn Group Ltd t/as Veritherm: Decarbonising buildings and empowering sustainability by making measurement mainstream.

Recarbox: The Garage innovation that fits into any common car parking space and makes electric driving and safe parking accessible to anyone.

Well Spent Ltd: Upcycling Brewers Spent Grain into Healthy, Sustainable Snacks.

HydroTrux (Greenway Fuels): Drive CH2ange – Co-Combustion H2 kits made for fleets NOW!

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 3

Our third Accelerator Cohort concluded in December 2022. Cohort 3 participants were:

Kinetic Hydro Ltd: River turbines that are reliable and easy to use for off-grid communities.

Láidir Circular Mobility Ltd: Láidir Circular Mobility is focussing on enabling a circular bioeconomy energy and materials future for global off road vehicle, van and medium to heavy truck markets.

Tronius Ltd: EV technologies and Renewable Energy Management Solutions.

Shakey Robotics Innovators Ltd: A company formed to create, develop and spin out bespoke technology solutions which accelerate the maritime sectors drive towards Net Zero by 2040.

Myriad Wind Energy Systems Ltd: designing the next generation of high-performance wind turbines.

CalPac Resources Limited (previously Neocycl UK Ltd): We are a green metals technology company producing refined non-ferrous metals from scrap with zero carbon emissions.

Carruthers Renewables Ltd: Low Head Hydropower to Decarbonise the Global North and Electrify the Global South.

dpSun Ltd / IC2EV: Sustainable Electrification IC2EV is a project developed by dpSun to transform a combustion vehicle into a 100% electric vehicle, taking a polluting and long-lived vehicle such as a motorhome off the streets by incorporating the latest technology and a new e-Brain control unit, Reborn Electric.

4SB: A solution for city living electric car owners with limited access to roadside and overnight charging: an attachable, swappable ‘top-up’ battery. 4SB provides a solution for city living electric car owners with limited access to roadside and overnight charging: an attachable, swappable ‘jerry can’ battery.

ThermaFY Eco Solutions: ThermaFY offers the first holistic approach to improving the efficiency of heating systems and delivering a journey to net zero for individual homes.

Vahanomy Ltd: Vahanomy provides B2B AI-driven solutions to accelerate the rollout of the EV charging infrastructure through a location data analysis tool and marketplace for the EV charging infrastructure ecosystem.

HANA (Electric Motion) Ltd: Developing innovative solutions for ultra rapid EV charging in rural and semi-rural locations.

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 2

Our second MSIP Accelerator programme concluded in Autumn 2021. Cohort 2 participants were:


Electric vehicle solution provider


Smart energy system

Caigan Vehicle Technologies: HARDWARE

Fleet vehicle conversion to zero emissions


Car-eBike platform – an ebike and a “micro car”

Cyclopic: HARDWARE

Zero emission mobility platform technology

Danu Robotics: HARDWARE

Robotics for waste management


Decarbonisation of existing home heating


Energy Systems

Kottackal /GreenPoint: SOFTWARE

EV Charging

QuickBlock Ltd: HARDWARE

Flat-packed, 100% recycled, rapid assembly building blocks. No tools or skills required


Zero emission travel vehicle booking system

MSIP Accelerator Cohort 1

Our first MSIP Accelerator programme concluded in Spring 2021. Cohort 1 participants were:

Frisco E-Bikes: HARDWARE
Ebike and Solar Docking Station

Genista Energy: HARDWARE
Design/installation of custom battery systems

Intra-Drive: HARDWARE
E-bike powertrain technology with combined gearbox and motor mid-drive system

A unique energy storage and heating solution

PowerCircle: SOFTWARE
New social Energy Service Company (esco) and Virtual Power Plant (VPP)

Power to go Hydro: HARDWARE
Inflatable waterwheel

SolarisKit: HARDWARE
World’s first Flat-packable solar thermal collector

Smart local energy systems for a low carbon future.

“We want to work with companies that are exploring new ideas, products and technologies that will progress the transition to net zero. Previous participating companies have gone on to achieve great things and we hope the same will be true with Cohort 5.”
Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director
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