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Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Accelerator programmes

The CISL Accelerator supports small businesses, innovators and entrepreneurs to push boundaries in sustainability, through a combination of online and face to face programmes, events, webinars, hackathons and innovation sprints.


Women In Sustainability Innovation

This transformative online accelerator aims to support women founders and entrepreneurs to strengthen their business skills and grow their sustainability startup.

Applications now open. 

 

Circular Disruptors Accelerator

Free accelerator for early to growth stage startups seeking to scale their circular solutions, with tailored business support and connecting cross-industry leaders and circularity experts.

Applications now open. 

 

British Antarctic Survey Hackathon

Two day virtual hackathon, bringing together innovators from
around the world to come up with solutions to help the British Antarctic Survey achieve net zero.

 

 

Manufacturing for good

Virtual accelerator programme to fast track innovations in circular materials, sustainable processing and innovative value chains.

 

 

Accelerator to net zero

Virtual Accelerator programme to support established SMEs with
high impact potential for enabling the net zero transition, accelerating their pathway towards commercial success and increasing their all-round sustainability.

 

Innovators for the built environment

Virtual Accelerator programme to fast-track promising SMEs who are commercialising new products and services that could make net zero a reality in the built environment space.

 

Innovators for sustainable fashion

Virtual accelerator programme to fast track innovations for a sustainable fashion industry. Open to early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs with innovations that tackle a wide range of sustainability challenges such as carbon emissions, water use and pollution reduction, as well as ethical issues in supply chains and consumer practice.

 

Understanding Impact

An introduction to sustainability reporting for SMEs. Delivered through a three-part series of one-hour interactive webinars, experts from CISL and SME business leaders will explore how SMEs can understand, track and report on their social and environmental impact.

 

Sustainability innovation for fashion designers

Virtual Accelerator programme to empower designers to transform the fashion status quo, through the integration of sustainable practices into their daily operations and value chain.

 

Innovators for change

Virtual accelerator programme to fast track resilience in times of disruption. Open to early stage start-ups and entrepreneurs with innovations that build resilience in one of three areas: business continuity; socially inclusive services; or environmental protection.