Finance Special Interest Group


It’s not always easy to find the funding and investment you need to grow your cleantech venture. Our Finance special interest group gathers together 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 (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 chair or one of the supporters of the SIG, please contact us at

Contact Auriane at if you wish to take part in this SIG.


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.

Thermulon are crowdfunding

Thermulon is developing super-insulating aerogel materials to tackle the climate & fire-safety emergencies in the building sector.

ISCF Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

ISCF smart sustainable plastic packaging: business-led R&D UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £7 million for R&D projects with the potential to significantly impact the 2025 UK Plastic Pact targets.

Amplify Programme – Cambridge

The Amplify programme helps founders of established impact businesses who want to build a network of support and best practice for their ongoing journey.

Cleantech Venture Day: October 2021

EVENT: Cleantech Venture Day
FOR: SMEs seeking funding, investors, and general audience
DATE: 21st October 2021
VENUE: Online

TechInvest GreenTech

The next Mayor of London’s TechInvest event will showcase a range of London’s leading innovators tackling the challenges of climate change and global warming.

Automotive Transformation Fund Expression of Interest: Round 13

Registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1 billion for capital centric investment projects that help industrialise the electrified automotive supply chain at scale in the UK.

Cybercrime, the biggest threat to businesses

With the cyber insurance market set to surge this year, and UK businesses losing over £6.2 million to cyber scams in 2020, cyber security should be at the forefront of every business owner’s mind. But why is cyber such a threat, and how can you protect your business?

Electric revolution – building talent for the future

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge

Clean Growth Innovation Fund – EQUANS

EQUANS UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund: iX Challenge Briefing. The 4 challenges include: Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions, Digital Solutions for the Built Environment, Smarter and Greener Places, and Decarbonisation of Heat