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DIATOMIC Accelerator Information for Applicants Seminar


16 August 2023


10:30 – 13:00


STEAMhouse, Belmont Row, Birmingham, B4 7QR


Connected Places Catapult

Birmingham Library

The Event

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.

Running from October 2023 to April 2024, the DIATOMIC Accelerator will provide paid trial opportunities and business support to up to 12 SMEs. They 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 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?

This seminar will provide further information about the programme challenges, the bespoke support & funding available, offer application support & guidance, and provide an opportunity for prospective applicants to ask questions. There will also be networking lunch provided at the end of the session to allow participants to meet with like-minded individuals from across the programme and the wider innovation & technology ecosystem.

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


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