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).

Contact Auriane at if you wish to take part in this Special Interest Group.


Award-winning fintech company is keen to enable cleantech investment

Introducing Cambridge Cleantech’s most recent finance member: Shire Leasing.

Clim8: Invest sustainably to fight climate change

Clim8 Invest: Make an impact with your savings. Sustainable investing without compromising on returns.

Why should I revisit my insurance strategy?

The word ‘unprecedented’ is the common phrase to describe 2020 in so many ways. Associate Founder Member S-tech has some advise on insurance strategy for companies like yours.

Lawyers can help to save the planet!

We were sceptical too! A must-read article by James Wilkinson at Woodfines suggests that lawyers have a vital role to play in countering climate change. And no, it doesn’t involve speaking less or composting their old copies of Halsbury’s statutes!

Carbon 13

Build your venture with Carbon13

The next venture is open for you to apply! Carbon13 is the venture builder for the climate emergency. They are selecting and supporting 1000 entrepreneurs over 5 years who will build scalable ventures with the potential to reduce carbon emissions by over 400 million tonnes.

Partnerships for the usage of household waste

The Angola Risk Capital Asset Fund (FACRA) invites proposals for investment partnerships in the form of risk capital or micro-credit financing for entrepreneurs who want to develop businesses in the  value chain of household waste in the province of Luanda in Angola, Africa.

Young Startup: Venture Summit

EVENT: Venture Summit \ Virtual Connect Global featuring a dedicated Cleantech track
FOR: The Cambridge Cleantech or Oxfordshire Greentech network
DATE: 6-8th July 2021
VENUE: Online

Clean Growth Fund and post-pandemic growth

EVENT: Clean Growth Fund and post-pandemic growth
FOR: Cleantech SMEs or anyone interested in securing funding in these exciting times
DATE: 29th June 2021
VENUE: Online

Pitching companies announced: Cleantech Venture Day

Pitching companies announced 
FOR: Climate-positive companies, investors, and influencers
DATE: 25th March 2021
VENUE: Online

£11 million boost for energy entrepreneurs to turn green dreams into reality

Talented energy entrepreneurs have the chance to benefit from a share of £11 million to turn their ideas into real products.