Smart Accelerator Training Programme

The principal requirement of any accelerator is to focus on identifying the correct level of opportunities, They have to be innovation driven, have international potential and will require external investment to deliver ambitious growth business or business ideas led by potentially high-impact entrepreneurs. SMART Accelerator comprises a programme of workshops which are further supported with one-to-one specialist support for each company, as required with on-going input from the company’s Business Gateway Adviser to ensure that growth is accelerated in a planned manner. Our experience in delivering such a model is largely based on the super coach framework and utilises the latest practices in business incubation support using the widely publicised Business Model Framework: Strategyzer model.


Business validation, assessment of potential impact & driving Innovation within the company.


Action Planning of tailored ongoing support requirements and timeline, including innovation, internationalisation, market development and investment.


To accelerate the growth of the early stage businesses to be achieved more quickly than initially planned.


Training & support guidance throughout by a team of experts from each of the subject disciplines.

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Our next Smart Accelerator Programme is the September intake which we are currently recruiting new delegates. To find out more about the programme, click on the Contact page.

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New Intake starts on the 18th of September Apply now to join our September intake of our Smart Accelerator programme. Places are limited so if you are a business based in Lanarkshire with aspirations to grow your business get in touch to find out about how to apply and eligibility details. Appropriate candidates are Lanarkshire

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If your business is based in Lanarkshire and is under 2 years old with real ambition to grow then contact us about joining our next intake.