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Who can apply?

The Accelerate Skellefteå program welcomes those with a great idea, a drive to develop it, and the will to collaborate with a leading energy company in this booming region. We’d love to hear from you if you’re an established startup, or if you’re only just ready to get going. The accelerator program is open to applicants from any European country.

 

How do I apply?

We are now considering applicants for the next edition of the program. Interested? Contact us!

 
How does the selection process work?

Stage 1: EIT InnoEnergy, Skellefteå Kraft, Boliden, and Data Ductus will review and evaluate the applications. The 15 highest-scoring startups will be invited to the second stage. 

 

Stage 2: The 15 selected startups will be further assessed via an online meeting with a jury of experts. They will have 5 minutes to pitch their solution before answering questions set by our experts.

 

Stage 3: The best candidates will be invited to join the Accelerator program.

When does the Accelerator program start and end?

The next iteration of the program starts in the autumn of 2021.

 

What is included in the Accelerator program?

The five-month program is tailor-made to provide access to a broad range of support and services such as:

  • Coaching by professionals with relevant experience and networks

  • Specific workshops with program partners

  • Analysis of market opportunities

  • Support in developing and validating business, revenue, and pricing models

  • Supply chain development – such as localized manufacturing, installation, and service partners/vendors

  • Definition of value propositions and partnership models

  • Team assessment

  • Technology & industrialization support (IP rights protection, standardization & certification services, engineering design, and more)

 

Does participation in the Accelerator program require a physical presence in Skellefteå?

Physical presence will not be mandatory. The main part of the program will run online but - if the COVID19 situation allows - selected startups will be invited to participate in some activities in Skellefteå.

 

If it is still not recommended to travel while the program is taking place, we will provide online alternatives to all activities and services.

Curious about living in Skellefteå? We can also offer a soft landing program for you and your colleagues to be able to live and work in Skellefteå during the five-month program. 

 
Will travel and accommodation expenses be covered?

We will cover accommodation and travel costs to/from Skellefteå when - and if - your physical presence is required for the Accelerator program.

 

If you have more questions, please contact Sanna Orellano.