The final companies selected to pitch at Cleantech Venture Day


Cambridge Cleantech is delighted to announce the complete selection of SMEs who will pitch to an audience of experienced investors at Cleantech Venture Day on 12th February 2020.


After an astounding number of applications received, we are now very happy to announce the companies who will pitch to grow their venture at Cleantech Venture Day, the pitching-and-investment event geared towards the cleantech sector in February 2020.


The following innovators have made the final shortlist:

    • Verditek Plc –  focused on commercialising novel clean technology like lightweight solar panels.
    • Green Unit Limited –  designs and manufactures modular ultra-low carbon office buildings.
    • Oxwash  –  an eco on-demand laundry and dry cleaning startup
    • FocalSun –  produced the first light-weight rooftop concentrated solar technology
    • PassivPod – an award-winning designer and builder of zero carbon biophilic accommodation.
    • Nacifi Environmental Research Ltd – has developed a low-carbon process to transform  cereal straw (wheat, barley, oat, etc.) into unbleached paper pulp to be used for packaging and other paper products.
    • TechnoCarbon – developing low carbon substitutes for concrete, aluminum and steel in the buildings, infrastructure and transportation industries.
    • Petit Pli Ltd – multi-award winning wearable technology company with engineering clothes that grow. Petit Pli was launched to address the waste generated by the garment industry.
    • Orxa Grid Ltd – award winning technology start-up which seeks to support integration of low carbon technologies into the electricity grid to help meet global clean energy ambitions.
    • Vortexiot Ltd –  builds next generation sensor and network systems for managing environmental compliance through hyperlocal air quality and pollution monitoring
    • Connected Energy – developing smart meters for solar PV and biogas, for emerging energy economies
    • VH quatrevintreize – using hydropower to build a 100% sustainable worldwide energy system
    • Zedify – a zero emission delivery service
    • Flit – lightweight folding E-bikes for urban commuters
    • Cambond – plant-based, sustainable resin for a number of adhesive formulations or biomaterials composites
    • Qualus –  significantly reducing water and chemical usage in leather production
    • Origami – software that provides remote, real-time monitoring and intelligent control of large numbers and types of energy assets
    • Sylfen – hydrogen-based energy storage solution
    • Broadbit Batteries – new scalable sodium chloride (table salt) battery technology with 50% more energy per unit cost and 25% more energy per unit mass than lithium-ion
    • AW-Energy – developed, demonstrated and certified the first wave energy technology suitable for utility-scale electricity production
    • Solaris Photonics – offer turn key fabrication lines for lowest-cost and high efficiency Solar Photovoltaic Modules
    • CCM Technologies – convert captured carbon dioxide and other waste streams into stable value-added materials with multiple uses including fertiliser, plastics and energy storage
    • Powerquad – enable distributed energy storage throughout a building so that retrofitting is possible to a large number of commercial premises


With over a hundred applications received, the investor jury and team have worked hard to narrow it down to 24: “In the process of paring down the entries, we were delighted with the quality all these investment-ready and innovative companies. Everything from wearable technology to zero carbon accommodation, mobility, hydropower and solar power will now be presented on the 11th-12th February in London, a wonderful commercial opportunity for investors.”, says Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech.

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In conjunction with the event, Cambridge Cleantech will be hosting Meet the Buyer events with Schneider Electric, CapGemini, LafargeHolcim and more. Details on how to apply can be found here.  This year the event will be held in two wonderful venues, the Residence de France in London and Number Twenty (KPMG).

Cleantech Venture Days have been running since 2006 and over the last decade more than 220 companies have pitched their ideas and as much as 600 million euros having been invested post the event. For this year’s event, Cambridge Cleantech is partnering with Avanto Venture and Oxfordshire Greentech. We are very thankful to our sponsors KPMG, Choose Paris Region, J A Kemp, Hewitsons, and Clean Growth UK for making this event possible.

Find out all about Cleantech Venture Day here, and read the full agenda here.