The Bord is encouraging businesses in Dublin to apply ,with a particular focus on SMEs looking to scale, start-ups with innovative climate solutions and companies in the development stage looking for investment.
The transformative accelerator will commence in January 2024. It has been developed to equip Irish business owners in the climate action and sustainability sector with the skills and knowledge to scale their business here in Ireland and beyond.
In conjunction with Resolve Partners, Accelerate Green will bring the successful applicants through a series of expert learning modules delivered by industry leaders, entrepreneurs, potential investors and successful Irish business representatives.
Accelerate Green businesses will have access to networking, mentoring and business development opportunities through engagement with experienced senior leaders across Bord na Móna’s businesses.
The participants will also gain insight into Bord na Móna’s commercial expertise as a business that has fully transitioned from traditional peat harvesting to climate solutions and renewable energy development.
Twenty five Irish businesses from across the country have successfully completed the programme since it first launched in 2022.
“Ireland has ambitious environmental targets for 2030, as well as our longer-term goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050,” said Minister of State for Trade Promotion, Digital and Company Regulation Dara Calleary.
“To meet these objectives, it is important that we support and nurture the next generation of innovative and sustainable Irish businesses that are making strides in the climate solutions sector.
“A strong, thriving community of sustainable innovators is imperative to realising our national goals and ensuring a sustainable future for Ireland.
“Participants of Bord na Móna’s Accelerate Green programme to date have demonstrated the high standard of homegrown talent emerging in Ireland and I look forward to seeing what new green innovators are selected as part of the 2023 Accelerate Green cohort.”
The deadline for applications is November 10. Applications can be made at www.accelerategreen.ie.
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