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Glasgow’s Nature-Based Accelerator Program

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Application Deadline:  15 April 2022

Glasgow’s Nature-Based Accelerator is a 6 month fully funded programme for early-stage nature-based ideas and enterprises that could create positive environmental, social, or economic change in Glasgow. 

Eligibility

  • You are an innovator or entrepreneur, with an idea or an enterprise 
  • You have an idea that could result in positive social, environmental, or economic outcomes in Glasgow. 
  • Your idea uses nature directly or indirectly and supports climate change, health & wellbeing and biodiversity loss policies.
  • You have a good understanding of what you want to do and the impact your idea could have.
  • You have started to explore who your potential customers and beneficiaries might be.
  • Your idea will have an impact in Glasgow and could help to achieve the objectives of the open space strategy.
  • You understand how your idea could be financially viable.

Benefits

  • 6 month fully funded programme.
  • A facilitated process using design thinking methodology.
  • 18 interactive workshops (online and in person).
  • Working closely with other nature-based enterprises.
  • A final launch event connecting you with key stakeholders.
  • Expert advice and ongoing support.

By the end of the programme you will: 

  • Have a clear value proposition and unique selling point (USP).
  • Understand who your potential customers are.
  • Have a strong peer network of support with others working in a similar field.
  • Understand your business model and how your enterprise can be financially viable.
  • Have learned from entrepreneurs and experts within the field.
  • Identify the social, environmental, and economic benefits your enterprise can have.
  • Have access to business support throughout the programme.
  • Connect into the wider ecosystem.
  • Launch to a network of key stakeholders.

Application Procedure

  • Deadline for applications: 15 April 2022
  • Application workshop – Full day, Glasgow: 28 April 2022 (You need to attend this workshop as part of the application process)
  • Successful applicants notified: 12 May 2022 
  • Workshop dates for successful applicants: click here to see the full schedule

The application is straightforward and contains up to 14 questions. If you have all the details of your idea at hand, it will take no more than 15 minutes to complete.

If you have queries about the application process, criteria or are facing issues with completing the form, contact Helen@themeltingpotedinburgh.org.uk.

Official Website: Glasgow’s Nature-Based Accelerator Program

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