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ACCEL is an intensive innovation programme that provides highly qualified assistance to students, entrepreneurial companies and established businesses working with innovative solutions.

Through guidance from mentors and practical training in innovative methods, ACCEL gives you the tools you need to build strong and viable business ideas. The developed business ideas are also presented to potential investors and customers. The programme is therefore a great way to expand your network within your field.

BTO launched the programme in 2011 together with NCE Subsea and Bergen University College. Since then, ACCEL has brought together 48 companies within oil and gas, e-health, drilling and well, media, food and subsea. ACCEL is arranged in close cooperation with relevant business sectors. DNB and Innovation Norway are our main supporters, and they are actively involved in all ACCEL programmes.

“Accelerator programmes play an important role when good ideas are turned into good long-term business models. ACCEL has been tested and proven to be successful in many sectors and disciplines, and I fully recommend the programme”, says Pål Kristian Haugetun, Senior Advisor at Innovation Norway.

Read more about ACCEL and the different programmes.