EQUANS UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund: iX Challenge Briefing





EQUANS’s Fund: iX Challenge Briefing – Free online Event

Thursday 22nd July 2021 | 12:00 – 13:30 BST


Join us to hear more on how to secure funding in these exciting times. This is a great opportunity for UK-based SMES to apply for £0.1m to £1.2m in Funding.


EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is a new €12 billion global leader of 74,000 experts present in 17 countries – helping businesses and communities deliver the energy, digital and industrial transitions.

EQUANS and Innovate UK have partnered to establish the Clean Growth Innovation Fund, £2m grant from Innovate UK’s Investment Accelerator Programme and £2m equity investment from EQUANS.

The fund aims to help accelerate the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy and EQUANS ambition to be the global leader in the Zero Carbon Transition.


This is a great opportunity for UK-based SMES to apply for £0.1m to £1.2m in Funding to finance innovative R&D projects with the support and expertise of EQUANS and Innovate UK.


Come and join us to have a better understanding of the key challenges, how to apply and the benefits of strategic partnering and accessing finances with the support of a large corporate. Apply here




Recording Available:

Agenda included:


Welcome and Introduction Martin Garratt, CEO, Cambridge Cleantech

EQUANS and the Clean Growth Innovation Fund Ben Watts, Director M&A and Investment, ENGIE / EQUANS

The Innovate UK role for this Fund and beyond Christian Inglis, Head of Urban Systems, Innovate UK

Connected Energy: a successful partnership with ENGIE Matthew Lumsden, CEO, Connected Energy

4 Challenges:

• Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions

• Digital Solutions for the Built Environment

• Smarter and Greener Places

• Decarbonisation of Heat


View the full agenda here

While you are here…


We thought you might be interested in participating in our next Cleantech Venture Day, held online in October 2021.

If so, please feel free to contact Sylvie at sylvie.russell@cambridgecleantech.org.uk to be informed of our Autumn Cleantech Venture Day.