We’re looking for early stage, nature-based enterprises who would benefit from support that will take them to the next level. Can you help us find them?

Glasgow City Council’s H2020 Connecting Nature project, in partnership with The Melting Pot’s Good Ideas and Glasgow Caledonian University, has launched the Nature-Based Accelerator, a programme to support early-stage impactful nature-based business and social enterprises that are or could be making positive environmental, social, and economic change in Glasgow.

The programme, which is 3 months fully funded, aims to encourage more local and resilient nature-based economies, create more green jobs, and help us achieve our net-zero targets. One of the main focusses of the pilot is on how we can use innovative enterprise ideas to help improve and maintain Glasgow’s open spaces.

Full details of the programme can be found at https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator.

We think that you know quality innovators who have developed or are developing a nature-based solution who would benefit from the Nature-Based Accelerator. It would be fantastic if you could help us and get the word out to your networks.

Details of the programme can be found at

Super simple (takes 2 seconds)

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  • Compose a social media post on Twitter / FB / Insta / LinkedIn letting your contacts know of the opportunity.
  • Below are some suggested tweets/posts for you to copy and paste. It’s that simple. Feel free to share with the relevant person on your team.
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  • Below is some suggested copy for newsletters or email campaigns. If you’re struggling for content this month, look no further!

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  • Think of specific individuals that you think who will benefit from The Accelerator and reach out to them directly in any way you feel most comfortable with.

Thanks in advance for helping us reach the innovators that can improve Glasgow’s open space through nature-based solutions.

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Applications are now open for Connecting Nature and The Melting Pot’s new nature-based accelerator pilot in Glasgow. The search is on for innovative start-up ideas who use nature as part of their product/service. You’ll receive access to a 10 week fully-funded programme focused on supporting nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow. Not as niche as you think. Take a look & apply below. Closes 21/5 https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator/

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Applications are now open for Connecting Nature and The Melting Pot’s new nature-based accelerator pilot in Glasgow. The search is on for innovative start-up ideas who use nature as part of their product/service. You’ll receive access to a 10 week fully-funded programme focused on supporting nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow. Not as niche as you think. Take a look & apply below. Closes 21/5 https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator/

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Applications are now open for Connecting Nature and The Melting Pot’s new nature-based accelerator pilot in Glasgow. The search is on for innovative start-up ideas who use nature as part of their product/service. You’ll receive access to a 10 week fully-funded programme focused on supporting nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow. Not as niche as you think. Take a look & apply below. Closes 21/5 https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator/

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A fully-funded 3 month programme to support nature-based business and social enterprise ideas

Glasgow City Council’s H2020 Connecting Nature project, in partnership with The Melting Pot’s Good Ideas and Glasgow Caledonian University, has launched the Nature-Based Accelerator. This is a pilot programme to support early-stage nature-based businesses and social enterprises (nature-based enterprises*) that are or could be making positive environmental, social, and economic change in Glasgow. The initiative is a 3 months fully-funded programme and is the first of its kind in Scotland. We are seeking individuals, existing enterprises, entrepreneurs or community groups to take part.

The overarching aims are to find new ways to encourage more local and resilient nature-based economies, create more green jobs, and help us to achieve our net-zero targets. One of the main focuses of the pilot is how we can use innovative enterprise ideas to help improve and maintain open spaces in Glasgow.

Spaces are limited and applications should be received no later than 21st May 2021.

 *A nature-based enterprise has a broader definition than you might initially think. It can include many different types of organisation such as social enterprises, a collective, charities or even a for-profit business. The key criteria is that nature is used either directly or indirectly as a fundamental part of their product, service or process whilst also supporting climate change, health and wellbeing and biodiversity policy agendas. Examples can include food or other community growing; beekeeping; nature-focused landscape architecture; eco-tourism; urban forestry; biomaterials; carbon off-setting; vocational & skills training plus lots more.  You can find more examples and more information about nature-based enterprises by checking out Connecting Nature’s simple guidebook (PDF).

More details and the application form can be found at: https://good-ideas.org/nature-based-accelerator

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Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash. Glasogw's Nature-Based Accelerator is open for applications A 10 week fully-funded programme to support nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow.

 

 

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Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash. Glasogw's Nature-Based Accelerator is open for applications A 10 week fully-funded programme to support nature-based enterprise ideas in Glasgow.


 

Partners

Connecting NatureConnecting Nature

“Coordinated by Trinity College Dublin, Connecting Nature is a Horizon 2020 project where Glasgow is a front runner city. It is a consortium of 30 partners within 16 European countries, and hubs in Brazil, China, Korea & The Caucasus (Georgia and Armenia). We are co-working with local authorities, communities, industry partners, NGOs and academics who are investing in large scale implementation of nature–based projects in urban settings. We are measuring the impact of these initiatives on climate change adaptation, health and well-being, social cohesion, and sustainable economic development in these cities. We are also developing a diversity of innovative actions to nurture the start-up and growth of commercial and social enterprises active in producing nature-based solutions and products.”

Twitter – @ConnectingNBS

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ConnectingNBS

Linked In – https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4371013/

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/connectingnature/


 

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow City Council

Glasgow is one of three cities from across Europe selected to take part in the H2020 Connecting Nature project as a ‘Front Runner City’. The purpose of a front runner city is to lead on large scale nature-based solution projects and share learning with other partner cities across Europe and the world.

Through the Connecting Nature project the Glasgow team is supporting the development and delivery of the Open Space Strategy (OSS). Glasgow’s project has a data-driven strategic policy focus and was therefore chosen for an innovative and unique approach.

The team are working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to implement the 15 key aspects identified within the OSS helping to ensure positive economic, social & environmental outcomes.’

Twitter – @GlasgowCC

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/GlasgowCC/

Linked In – https://www.linkedin.com/company/glasgowcc

Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/glasgowcc/


 

The Melting Pot

Good Ideas at The Melting Pot

Since 2011 Good Ideas at The Melting Pot has inspired and supported people to turn their good ideas into new social enterprises, charities, and campaigns. Making an idea happen can be a daunting prospect. Finding time to explore new ideas is difficult. We’re here to help people test their ideas and make change happen.

The Melting Pot is Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation and home of coworking in Edinburgh. We lead the way in ensuring creative, resilient, and effective social innovation takes its essential place at the heart of a vibrant society.

Twitter (TMP): @TheMeltingPotEd

Twitter (Good Ideas): @GoodIdeasScot

Facebook (TMP): https://www.facebook.com/TheMeltingPotEdinburgh

Facebook (Good Ideas): https://www.facebook.com/GoodIdeasScot

Instagram (TMP): https://www.instagram.com/themeltingpoted/

Instagram (Good Ideas): https://www.instagram.com/goodideasscot/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/themeltingpotedinburgh/


 

Centre for Civic Innovation

Centre for Civic Innovation

The Centre for Civic Innovation is a pioneering citizen-centred design team within Glasgow City Council, responsible for establishing a design-led approach to the understanding of societal shifts and civic experiences within the city. Our vision is to inspire and engage the citizens of Glasgow to create a better future for everybody.

As a creative collective, the team focus all of their professional expertise on making a difference to the people of Glasgow, working on projects in the city as well as pooling their resources on European and Global projects tackling anything from reducing child poverty in Glasgow, and ending homelessness in Europe, to co-designing innovative tools to support the most vulnerable citizens in society.

Twitter- @CCIGlasgow

Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/cciglasgow/


 

Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow Caledonian University.

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good. We aim to contribute to society in a manner that embraces yet goes beyond the traditional role of a university. GCU’s For the Common Good commitment is brought to life through our strategy and by the actions of our staff, students, and alumni around the world. GCU’s goal is to become world leading in Social Innovation by 2030. In recognition of its achievements in social innovation, GCU has been designated Changemaker Campus by Ashoka U, is one of only 29 in the world, and the first in Scotland.

Twitter: @GCU_RIO

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ResearchandInnovationOffice

 


 

Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash