Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc awards Skillfluence contract to deliver ambitious accelerator programme

Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director at MSIP

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MICHELIN Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP) has awarded Skillfluence, an experienced skills training provider, a major contract to continue the delivery of its successful MSIP Accelerator that will lead the charge for Scotland’s sustainable mobility and decarbonisation sectors.

MSIP, a joint venture between Michelin, Dundee City Council and Scottish Enterprise, is a world-class Innovation Parc in Dundee for sustainable mobility and decarbonisation, which aims to drive growth and diversity in the Scottish economy whilst addressing the global climate emergency.

The MSIP Accelerator has been specifically designed to help ambitious young companies who are developing new solutions in sustainable mobility and decarbonisation achieve a step-change in their business.  

Skillfluence will expand its current offering with the continuation of MSIP’s successful accelerator programme, providing a specialist programme to support Scotland’s Net-Zero carbon ambitions. 

Applications of the fully subsidised programme are now being accepted for Cohort 3, which is due to start in August, and participating companies will get access to MSIP’s soon to launch Innovation Lab facilities.

The MSIP Accelerator, part funded by Scottish Enterprise, is one of many initiatives MSIP is undertaking as part of its Innovation Programme, designed to underpin Scotland’s response to the global climate emergency. 

Delivered primarily virtually, with some time spent physically at MSIP’s world-class facilities in Dundee, the 16-week programme will provide participants with access to the skills, knowledge, networks and advice to enhance their overall solutions. 

Companies can find out more on how to participate in the MSIP Accelerator here. The closing date for applications is 1 July.

Sarah Petrie, Innovation Director at Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc, said: “The continuation of MSIP’s Accelerator demonstrates the value that it has already made on industry. With an alumni of 19 companies, we are already seeing clear outputs of success for MSIP and across industry, with the progression of new technology that will get us to net zero.”

“I’m excited to be working with Skillfluence and to be launching recruitment for cohort 3 of the MSIP Accelerator. I am confident Skillfluence will deliver a programme that will achieve great results, working with companies to scale up, grow and above all else, deliver upon Scotland’s ambitious transition to net zero.”

Alison Gray, Founder and Director of Skillfluence, said: “I’m excited to lead our Accelerator Team to deliver the prestigious Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc Accelerator Programme.  The programme will fast-track ambitious sustainable mobility and decarbonisation companies by supporting them to develop and commercialise their innovative ideas.”  

“The Skillfluence Accelerator Team will provide exceptional business advice and support to this year’s successful participants, enabling them to access knowledge, skills, networks and investment to turbocharge their growth.”  

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