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Betaden Tech Bootcamp Pilot 2.0

Last updated 6 May 2021

The assessment

Name of service/policy/project being assessed

Betaden Tech Bootcamp Pilot 2.0

Is this a new or existing service/policy/project?



Economic Prosperity and Place

Officers responsible for:
a) Service/policy/project
b) Completing EIA

a) Mike Parker, Corporate Director Economic Prosperity and Place
b) Ostap Paparega, Head of NWedR



What is the purpose and expected outcomes

The Betaden Tech Bootcamp Pilot will be a 90 day pilot version of the existing, highly successful, Betaden Business Technology Accelerator (which is based at the Malvern Hills Science Park), distilled into a bootcamp format to fit within the available time frame of the Community Renewal Fund programme.

The bootcamp pilot will stimulate technology entrepreneurism in North Worcestershire for start-up and scale-up business and will promote low and zero-carbon technologies and increased industrial engagement, in line with the Worcestershire Industrial Strategy.

The pilot will introduce the BetaDen brand and vision to another Worcestershire location to grow networks and deliver themed workshops with the opportunity to participate in a 90 Day Tech Boot Camp Programme, with a cleantech and low/zero carbon focus.

Initially, there will be a short series of four workshops, three of them being short challenges, as follows:

  • Challenge 1 : Designing viable technology platforms - Intro from Scale Up CTO on the how to and what not to do.
  • Challenge 2 : Industry Supply Chains – Market Knowledge (Cleantech agenda associated to CRF criteria)
  • Challenge 3 : IoT/5G & Me – Tech Knowledge
  • Benefits of Cost Effective Intrapreneurship for Industry

Principal activities of the Betaden Tech Bootcamp Pilot include specialist professional mentoring in the following key areas:

  • Marketing and market development
  • Accounting for businesses
  • Investment readiness and access to funding
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Presentation and pitching skills
  • Cleantech market growth and futures

Weekly Bootcamp meetings with the cohort companies will ensure that:

  1. The Bootcamp cohort are progressing their agile business development plans
  2. The team are delivering a flexible programme against time frame

There will be clear and distinct targets for defining Proof of Concept and route to market direction.

At the end of the bootcamp there will be a pitch event to outline the next steps to commercialisation and to obtain feedback from both investment and industry communities on the range of technologies to be developed.

Will there be any affect on other Council procedures or strategies e.g. Corporate Plan or the council’s workforce?


Are there any statutory requirements or implications?


Are there any other organisations/bodies involved?

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership

Who are the main customer groups/stakeholders affected?

Small tech entrepreneur owners/businesses and start-ups
Industry entrepreneurship package (offsite tech development for new and emerging products/solutions) for larger scale-up businesses)

What information/statistics/ evidence are you using?


What impact does the service/policy/project have on the nine protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2012 – for definitions, please see overleaf.

1. Age - Neutral

2. Disability - Neutral

3. Gender Reassignment - Neutral

4. Marriage and Civil Partnership - Neutral

5. Pregnancy and Maternity - Neutral

6. Race - Neutral

7. Religion of belief - Neutral

8. Sex - Neutral

9. Sexual Orientation - Neutral

e.g. deprivation, health inequalities, urban/rural divide, community safety


Is a full assessment required?


Signed: Ostap Paparega

Date: 06.05.2021

Agreed: Mike Parker

Date: 06.05.2021

A full EqIA is required if the initial screening has identified the service/policy/project is going to have the potential to cause adverse impact or discriminate against different groups in the community or the Council’s workforce.

We will only contact you regarding this feedback.
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