SWM member Furbnow announced as one of the nine SMEs selected to join the new DIATOMIC Accelerator, which aims to supercharge Birmingham’s public services.
Connected Places Catapult is thrilled to announce the cohort joining the accelerator to deliver improvements in the management of housing, parks, and waste in Birmingham.
The nine chosen SMEs will have access to a share of £500,000 in funding to support trials. This is an opportunity to develop and test their solutions, and access to business support and coaching from Catapult specialists.
SMEs on the accelerator programme will focus on tackling four pressing challenges faced by urban authorities: namely ‘data insights’, ‘performance’, ‘citizen engagement’ and ‘knowledge sharing’.
Furbnow has been announced as one of the chosen SMEs. They are a retrofit advice service, supporting homeowners looking to invest in energy efficiency solutions in their property, to reduce their bills and carbon emissions.
Becky Lane, Co-Founder and CEO at Furbnow said:
“I’m delighted to announce our trial with the Route to Zero team at Birmingham City Council! We’ll be testing different proposition and routes to market to improve the energy efficiency of those households ineligible for grant funding.
We’re looking forward to working with teams across Connected Places Catapult and Birmingham City Council over the next six months!”