BP - Strategic Partner
Equinor - Strategic Partner
KPMG - Strategic Partner
KPMG’s Enterprise team is dedicated to providing fast-growing businesses with hands-on support and advice. This support helps the TechX Pioneers move from idea to reality, quickly!
KPMG was really excited to work with the OGTC on TechX as the businesses are highly disruptive and innovative within a traditional sector. We also wanted to help the economy in Aberdeen. We are really excited about the potential for these businesses to grow and scale, and want to be part of the journey.
We work directly with the TechX Pioneers to identify the challenges and opportunities they might face, and provide them with world-class expertise, resources and a wealth of networks.
4c Design - Delivery Partner
4c Design has been involved from the very beginning of TechX, being involved in the judging and decision making when picking the Pioneer companies, as well as introducing the importance of design, early stage prototyping and illustration to communicate ideas.
More recently, 4c Engineering, our sister company have been helping with a couple of events and provided guidance to many of the Pioneers on their next steps.
AB15 Limited - Delivery Partner
AB15 has supported the TechX Pioneer programme in two areas:
1. Business Storytelling training to help the Pioneers pitch their ideas more effectively to customers, investors or partners.
2. Sales training - the discipline of sales and selling – key processes and practices that emerging businesses need to adopt to be successful.
We run on a not-for-profit basis and the work received from the OGTC allows us to provide pro-bono support to many charities, social enterprises and early-stage entrepreneurs. Our exposure to the Pioneers has also allowed us to make helpful connections for them in the energy industry.
Aspect Reputation Management - Delivery Partner
Aspect Reputation Management facilitate and run numerous workshops, helping energy start-ups develop and enhance their marketing and communication skills, equipping them with what they need to showcase their innovative ideas to the wider market. We believe that these pioneers are the essential to the future of a sustainable oil and gas industry.
We believe that the TechX programme is an invaluable opportunity for smart people with smart ideas to accelerate new technologies into the energy industry and become recognised for their inventive solutions. This is why we provide ongoing support to the Pioneers through expert seminars on key business skills such as:
- Reputation and brand management
- Digital marketing
- Web design and development
- Public relations
- Event management
- Social media management
- Media training
We also prepare the Pioneers to pitch their ideas to a diverse range of investors with professional presentation sessions, helping to unlock their full potential as entrepreneurs.
Marks & Clerk - Delivery Partner
CNOOC - Delivery Partner
Pinnacle - Delivery Partner
The Pinnacle team provide technical advice, knowledge and our experience to the TechX cohorts. This is delivered through working in a lean and agile way by iteratively building a product based on requirements gathering, use and feedback. This helps the companies to grow by offering cost efficient services and products.
Robert Gordon University - Delivery Partner
As part of the two-year research project, RGU became actively involved in the TechX programme after looking at the psychological barriers to technology adoption. Research fellow, Dr. Ruby Roberts was actively involved during the selection process throughout cohort two, as well as contributing a significant amount of knowledge and input into several workshops.
DNV GL - Delivery Partner
For DNV GL it is important to be aware of the latest developments, to work with innovative people & companies and to provide broad support where we can.
DNV GL has supported TechX in two areas:
- Delivered expert sessions and direct support on routes to compliance, which we hope helps the cohort to form a vision of the risk landscape, on potential barriers and solutions for taking their product to market.
- Taken part in client validation sessions to help the cohort members drill down on the opportunity their product is most suited to and to articulate it in a way we think is beneficial.
For DNV GL, TechX helps them be closer to where the market is heading with new technology, it helps us see old and new challenges from different perspectives, and it keeps nudging forward innovative thinking and culture in our own organisation.
Qad - Delivery Partner
Pinsent Masons - Delivery Partner
The Oil & Gas Innovation Centre - Delivery Partner
OGIC is part of the comprehensive support ecosystem for oil and gas tech start-ups in North East Scotland.
OGIC supports small companies to access the capability of the Scottish Universities to support their technology development. We typically support early stage technologies (TRL 2-5), preparing the technology for later OGTC support (TRL4-8). We facilitate introductions to help you find the expertise, and we provide grants to help pay for the projects.
Specifically for the TechX programme, OGIC provides support on:
- Partly on “how the innovation support ecosystem works”
- Partly a basic intro to the oil and gas industry (based on lectures given at RGU)
Celtic3d - Associate
Celtic3d provide CAD design and prototyping services to the TechX pioneers.
Fearsome - Associate
Hydrus - Associate
AVC Immedia - Associate
Design and Code - Associate
As a creative design and development agency we offer the TechX Pioneers a variety of valuable services, these include brand identity, building their online presence and a big benefit to those not quite ready to create a physical prototype, product/process visualisation through digital 3D modelling or animation. We had a lot of interest from the pioneers about the various ways we were able to help and were pleased to get the go ahead to work with a couple of them.
Aberdein Considine - Associate
Scottish Enterprise - Associate
Lloyd's Register - Associate
RPD International - Associate
HSBC UK - Associate