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).

Bill Gates-Led Fund Raises $1 Billion in Clean Tech

Breakthrough Energy Ventures is doubling the size of its fund and investing in at least another 40 startups

Cleantech Venture Day : 25th March 2021

EVENT: Cleantech Venture Day
FOR: Climate-positive companies, investors, and influencers
DATE: 25th March 2021
VENUE: Online

The Ashden Award for Climate Innovation

Apply to the Ashden Award for Climate Innovation if you know how to unlock significant carbon savings across the UK. The award is focused on energy systems, the built environment, and a circular industrial economy.

Access to Finance for innovators: Series A’ start-up funding

EVENT: Access to Finance for innovators: Series A’ start-up funding
FOR: Innovative companies who wish to learn about what Series A’ start-up funding is available and what investors are currently looking for.
DATE: 11th February 2021
VENUE: Online

Access to Finance for innovators: Grant Funding

EVENT: Access to Finance for innovators: Access to Grant Funding
FOR: Innovative companies who wish to learn about what Grant funding is available and what investors are currently looking for.
DATE: 4th February 2021
VENUE: Online

Access to Finance for innovators: Access to Pre-seed/Seed Funding

EVENT: Access to Finance for innovators: Access to Pre-seed/Seed Funding
FOR: Innovative companies who wish to learn about what pre-seed/seed funding is available and what investors are currently looking for.
DATE: 28th January 2021
VENUE: Online

Never Mind the Pandemic, Brexit and Trading Issues – This is Fund Raising for Start-Ups

EVENT: Fund Raising for Start-Ups
FOR: UK and European Start-Ups who are seeking a better understanding of finance in our current climate
DATE: 20th January 2021
VENUE: Online

How a “Biden boost” to net zero innovation can help UK business?

Ecologist and business leader Tony O’Donnell expresses their thoughts and predictions on Biden’s election and the UK green recovery.

Cleantech Venture Week

EVENT: Cleantech Venture Week
FOR: Climate-positive companies, investors, and influencers
DATE: 23rd – 26th of November 2020
VENUE: Online

Climate-Positive Solutions for Sustainable Transport in Cambridge

EVENT: Climate-Positive Solutions for Sustainable Transport in Cambridge
FOR: Anyone interested in improving transport in Cambridge
DATE: 10th of November 2020
VENUE: Online