The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is intending to procure an acceleration support administrator and provider to help facilitate acceleration support services for up to 200 SME’s in the upcoming Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP).

Acceleration support focusses on identifying and filling skills gaps within companies that may prevent them from bringing innovations to market effectively, whilst also providing specialist advisors to support companies in the development of appropriate knowledge and skills. The contractor will be responsible for the administration and provision of bespoke incubation support services to BEIS funded companies. The service will provide support to companies working across a wide range of technology areas, as such it is expected that the service will offer up-to-date, technology-relevant expertise which will effectively inform and advise companies towards commercialisation.