Innovation Birmingham opens applications for smart cities incubator

Incubator will enable early stage tech startups to develop and test their ideas alongside commercial partners

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Technology hub Innovation Birmingham has opened applications for a new smart cities incubator programme which will offer support and mentorship to Birmingham-based early stage technology start-ups.

Located on the first floor of science park campus’ new iCentrum building, successful start-up applicants of the Serendip Smart Cities Incubator will receive access to office space, a presentation auditorium, and will be able to attend 100 networking events and workshops.

More importantly, member businesses will get to work directly with commercial partners to develop and market-test their products and services.

Innovation Birmingham has plans for a further four incubators in other areas of tech including digital health, intelligent mobility, Internet-of-Things (IOT), and one yet to be named.

Dr David Hardman MBE, CEO of Innovation Birmingham, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with these corporate partners to deliver the Serendip Smart Cities Incubator, creating a unique facility in the UK.

“This challenge-led programme will provide a fantastic opportunity for UK start-ups to work directly with established commercial partners and benefit from their longevity and expertise.”

Find out more about starting a business in Birmingham in our Startups Cities Index.

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