DIATOMIC Accelerator Information for Applicants Webinar

Join us at the application support webinar on 8th August
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Event finished: 8th August 2023

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8th August 2023
10:00am - 11:30am


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Join us on Tuesday 8th August to learn more about Birmingham City Council’s Housing, Parks & Waste Management challenges, how you can apply to the programme, and what funding and support is available to participants. Applications open on 18th July.

Running from October 2023 to April 2024, the DIATOMIC Accelerator will provide paid trial opportunities and business support to up to 12 SMEs. We are looking for businesses which are either based in the West Midlands or committed to increasing their operations in the region, with innovative technologies that could solve Birmingham City Council’s challenges. The broad focus areas to support the council’s Housing, Parks and Waste Management teams have been identified as follows:

  • How can technology transform the way Birmingham City Council connects, analyses and understands data about assets, resources and user behaviours to drive efficiencies and better serve citizens’ needs?
  • How can technology transform public service delivery through monitoring and evaluation that improves standards, compliance and efficiency, to meet the needs and expectations of citizens?
  • How can technology transform how Birmingham City Council engages with citizens and enable meaningful dialogue to meet the environmental and service needs of the city and its residents?
  • How can technology transform training and knowledge sharing at Birmingham City Council to increase capability and confidence in regulation, decarbonisation and compliance, to better serve the needs of citizens?

DIATOMIC (Digital InnovAtion TransfOrMatIve Change) UK Accelerator is part of the wider West Midlands Innovation Accelerator funded by Innovate UK and West Midlands Combined Authority. The accelerator is run in collaboration with Birmingham City Council, STEAMhouse and Greater Birmingham Chambers of Commerce and aims to drive economic growth and meaningful impact for the West Midlands by growing the innovation capacity and capability of the region and creating new jobs and opportunities.

This webinar will provide further information about the programme challenges, offer application support and guidance and give you the opportunity to ask Connected Places Catapult any questions you may have.

For more information about the UK Accelerator, including how to apply, visit our application page.

If you are unable to make this webinar, there will be a further session also taking place in August, further details can be found here.