TechX: Accelerating Innovation

TechX - our unique technology accelerator – is gearing up to support new technology developers take their solutions to market

Our goal is to support over 100 new technology companies to market in the next decade. 


Launching in December 2017, TechX, our unique technology accelerator, will stimulate and accelerate new technology business anchored in the North East of Scotland.

Our goal is to invest in 100 technology companies in the next decade, offering:

  • Funding: unparalleled funding, up to £100k per start-up, with no equity or pay back required
  • Mentoring: advice and support from an extensive network of experienced mentors and partners
  • Facilities: fast access to dedicated facilities and tailored training
  • Field testing: opportunities to field trial through the Centre’s operator network

We offer three funding programmes to accelerate the development and deployment of new technology:



Competition based entry for intense, four-month programme at the Centre, with funding of up to £100,000 available per company. Focused on startups with game-changing technology that require support to develop and validate their product, develop customers and attract additional investment to scale their business.

  • 2 programmes each year
  • 10 companies per programme



Market entry


Fast track market validation, product development and field trial opportunities for SMEs, predominantly with technologies from non-oil and gas industries.

  • Applications anytime
  • Ongoing programme





New ideas

Transforming tomorrow by filling future technology gaps with game-changing companies and technologies, formed through deep science creative thinking.




Applications for the programmes can be submitted online when TechX is launched on 7 December. More information will be provided in due course.

We introduced TechX to the industry in our Technology Zone at the SPE Offshore Europe exhibition. If you missed the presentation, then watch the video below to find out more.

Further information
If you have any questions or require further information on getting involved with TechX please contact:

David Millar, TechX Director

Register you Interest - Mentors and Partners

We held a series of events to introduce potential mentor and partner organisations to TechX. The result? More than 60 experienced individuals and established organisations have signed up to support technology SMEs. Read more here.

If you are interested in registering your interest as either a Mentor or Partner for TechX, please complete the form below: