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Sustainable Technologies Growth Workshop

  • Engine Shed Station Approach Bristol, England, BS1 United Kingdom (map)


The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub offers bespoke business support and coaching to help innovative companies in the West of England achieve their potential. The support is FREE and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). 

The workshop is open to Founders or Directors of growth businesses who are developing products or services in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector. This includes (but is not limited to); renewable energy products or services / sustainable built environment / smart city infrastructure or services / circular economy / sustainable chemical technology / low carbon products or services. Please contact us if you would like to discuss the suitability of your business to apply.

The Growth Workshops are 2-day Entrepreneurship Programmes focused on the key elements of early stage business growth, such as identifying the market opportunity and building a business plan. This will primarily be for very early stage businesses which have been operating for under 12 months. 

Growth Workshop

This free 2 day programme featuring expert speakers from the sustainability technology sector has been designed specifically for early stage companies in growth phase. 

Who should apply?

  • Founders / Managers of very early stage companies

    • Companies must be in the low carbon or sustainable technology sector

    • Companies must be registered in the West of England (NB: The programme is open to companies outside the area if there is no similar support on offer in the company's area.)

The course is led by experienced coaches and sector specialists. 


The 2 day course is designed to help you assess your business strategy and plan for the next phase of growth.

Programme sessions include;

  • growth planning

  • legal structures and considerations

  • market validation

  • finance options


REGISTER below to reserve a place; you will then be contacted for further details about your business. Please note that this is an ERDF funded project and eligibility criteria will apply.

If you would like more information or to discuss an application please call the University of Bath SETsquared Innovation Centre on 01225 388711.


 Day 1: Turning Ideas into a Business 

  • 9.00 – 9.30 Introductions 

  • 9.30 – 11.00 Session 1: The Power of Why 

  • 11.00 – 12.30 Session 2: Building a Solution 

  • 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch & Stories from the “Entrepreneurial Coal Face” 

  • 1.30 – 3.00 Session 3: Understanding the Problem 

  • 3.00 – 4.30 Session 4: How Big Is the Opportunity? 

  • 4.30 – 6.00 Session 5: Customer Discovery Validation 

Day 2: Turning a Business into Money 

  • 9.00 – 10.00 Session 6: Understanding the Numbers 

  • 10.00 – 10.45 Session 7: Next Steps 

  • 10.45 – 11.00 Session 8: Presentation Tips and Brief 

  • 11.00 – 1.00 Pitch Preparation & Lunch 

  • 1.00 – 3.00 Pitching Sessions 

  • 3.00 – 5.00 Speed Mentoring 

  • 5.00 – 6.00 Awards Presentation 

“A great couple of days meeting inspiring entrepreneurs who’ll change our world and brilliant mentors helping us make it happen”

— Vipul Patel, Spaice Ltd, who attended the 2-day workshop in October 2018

“I’ve had a great couple of days - thank you so much to the whole team. The coaches are fantastic at what they do and very engaging. Initially, I was alarmed about the speed of content to be covered but yes, it is possible. Very encouraging and inspiring. A great help for me and my start up.”

— Lucy Simon, Brachitect, who attended the 2-day workshop in April 2019

Check out the feedback from our 2-day workshop which took place in October 2018, here and also from the April 2019 workshop, here.

If you would like to discuss your application to the STBAH programme in advance please contact us.