Birmingham’s public services are on the brink of a transformation as the DIATOMIC Accelerator, managed by Connected Places Catapult, selects nine innovative companies to propel the city’s urban management into the future. With a substantial funding pool of £500,000, these companies are set to embark on live trials that promise to revolutionize housing, park management, and waste handling in Birmingham.
The accelerator, a collaborative effort with Birmingham City Council, aims to tackle four urban challenges: data insights, performance, citizen engagement, and knowledge sharing. Each participating SME brings a unique solution to the table:
- Air Zone Tech: Their Think.Air™ technology promises healthier living spaces while aiding in the journey to Net Zero.
- Chimni: A digital property logbook securing important documents for property owners.
- Furbnow: Offering energy efficiency solutions for homeowners eager to cut bills and carbon emissions.
- Kagool: A global data specialist providing innovative waste collection analytics.
- NolijWork: An early-stage software startup improving service performance through data analysis.
- Novoville: A cloud-based tool enhancing citizen engagement in civic processes.
- Osmium: Specializing in real-time asset management and energy monitoring for buildings.
- Secure Sensor Innovative Design: IoT specialists focusing on property risk management.
- Tenants Hub Tech Ltd: Offering fault management software for buildings and cities.
This initiative is not just about technological advancement but also about nurturing Birmingham’s innovation ecosystem. It’s a cornerstone of the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator, a broader initiative to fuel regional growth and investment in collaboration with key partners, including the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, Innovate UK, and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
Birmingham is set to become a beacon of urban innovation, thanks to the DIATOMIC Accelerator and its visionary participants.