Finance Special Interest Group

Join the Cambridge Cleantech Finance special interest group to learn from investors, funding experts and successful scale-up companies so you can hear about new funds, meet the right people, and hone your pitching skills.

This group is led by Hugh Parnell (Former chairman, Cambridge Cleantech) and supported by Prof Aled Jones (Director, Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin), Mark Prince (Director, KPMG) and Martin Clapson (Managing Partner, Price Bailey).

If you are interested in contacting the SIG Champions or in attending one of our upcoming events, please reach out to us at


Water Connect 2022

EVENT: Water Connect 2022
FOR: Anyone interested in new ways to make a positive difference in the water sector and drive real change in our region and beyond
DATE: 3rd March
VENUE: Hybrid, Online and in-person in Peterborough

The Role of Buildings in Sustainable Development

EVENT: The Role of Buildings in Sustainable Development
FOR: Anyone interested in the role of buildings in sustainable development
DATE: 15 Feb, from 18:00
VENUE: Hybrid event, Bristol and Online

Funding and scale up opportunities

EVENT:Funding and scale up opportunities for your cleantech business
FOR:  Cleantech SMEs , TRL3+
DATE: 3rd February 2022
VENUE: Online

Access to Finance Conference

EVENT: Access to Finance Conference for Innovators: coaching masterclass

FOR:  Innovators & early-stage SMEs
DATE: 27 Jan, 3rd Feb, 17 Feb, 10 Mar
VENUE: Online

Be The Change: B Corp

EVENT: Be The Change: B Corp
FOR: Anyone interested in knowing more about B Corp
DATE: 27 Jan, from 18:00
VENUE: Hybrid event, Bristol and Online

How to attract and keep the right talent

EVENT: How to attract and keep the right talent in a tough climate
FOR: Anyone who is currently going through the recruitment process or looking to recruit as part of their growth plans
DATE: 20th January
VENUE: Online

UK government plans and the pledge to COP26

The UK government’s strategy will not lead to reducing emissions by 45% from 2018-2030 despite pledging to the United Nations to do so.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) have just launched the second round of their Industrial Energy Transformation Fund, worth £60m.

Peak AI $75 million funding round complete

Taylor Wessing have advised Artificial Intelligence (AI) company Peak on its Series C funding, which raised $75 million

Eastern New Energy Collaboration for Innovation

Led by the University of East London, the £10.2m programme, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, helps organisations across the region to lower their carbon impacts and develop services or products which support a zero-carbon economy.