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UK: HS2 Ltd has launched its fourth Innovation Accelerator programme in conjunction with the Connected Places Catapult innovation agency, seeking five SMEs to develop digital technology for supply chain management, risk management & decision making, and data exchange & analysis.

‘The 14 SMEs who graduated from HS2’s first three accelerator programmes have since attracted over £50m in commercial trials, investments and grants following their four-month stint honing their products’, said HS2 Ltd Innovation Manager Jonathan Kelly. ‘HS2 is massive whichever way you look at it, be it duration, geography or workforce. We’re looking to build on this success with the accelerator’s fourth cohort providing innovative solutions to the challenges of information sharing across this vast project.’

After four months working in HS2’s accelerator programme, the selected firms will present their innovations to the project’s tier one suppliers, investors and the wider industry, to be taken forward for further development and potential deployment

Applications must be submitted by February 28.