The cleantech sector in the UK and in Belgium: A vibrant community for a more sustainable future


📅 9th of May

📍 Cambridge and Online

💡 This event is organised by Cambridge Cleantech

🎫 Free for all

Over the past half a century, the group of technology and bioscience-based companies in and around Cambridge has become one of Europe’s most successful and best-known clusters of its kind.


Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Crick and Watson, and Stephen Hawking are some of the most famous of Cambridge’s scientists whose ideas have changed the world.  Nowadays, Cambridge researchers continue to make new discoveries and their work, once is commercialised, is behind much of Cambridge’s success and growth – and this is called the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’.


Mathematical Bridge, Cambridge, England, by Bogdan Todoran

Cambridge Cleantech: Cambridge Cleantech connects innovators, corporates, academics, SMEs and investors for a smarter, more sustainable future. As a leading membership organisation, we are a powerful catalyst in the cleantech sector responding to global sustainability challenges.


Firmly at the heart of the Cambridge Phenomenon, we operate as a global hub for cleantech innovation and are linked to some of the most highly innovative centres both in the UK, including London and Oxford, and internationally through our global cluster partners.


Join us in Cambridge for a day of interactive talks, exchange of knowledge and experience focusing on Energy Transition, Smart Cities and Transport, with representatives of the Cambridge Cleantech Cluster (academics, corporates, innovators, smes’).


Maxwell Centre, Cambridge, England



10:15 Registration
10:30 Welcome and Introduction
10:35 Highlight of the cleantech sector in the UK Martin Garratt, CEO, Cambridge Cleantech
10:45 Highlight of the cleantech sector in Belgium Gilles Colson, Greenwin – Wallonia and Charlotte Struye, Cleantech Flanders
Energy with a focus on Hydrogen
11:00 Materials Research Dr Lata Sahonta, Research Manager at Energy Transitions Interdisciplinary Research Centre, University of Cambridge
11:10 Industry View from a Corporate Kalyan Sarma, Johnson Matthey
11:20 Case-study UK start-up Aran Bates, co-Founder of Hydrologiq
11:25 Case-study Belgium company Von Karman Institute for fluid dynamics
11:30 Q&A
11:40 Break
  Smart Cities with a focus on green buildings
12:00 Research highlight Prof Jennifer Schooling,, Director of the Centre for Smart Infrastructure, University of Cambridge
12:10 Industry view  Oliver Smith, Director, 5th Studio
12:20 Case-study   UK start-up Rozalie Ryclova, co-founder / COO Thermulon
12:25 Case-study Belgium company Olivier Mal, AGC
12:30 Q&A
12:45 End
13:00 Lunch  
14:00 Start afternoon sessions  



14:00 – 15:00            Roundtables (in person only)







Interested in scaling your company internationally?


We have a Special Interest Group (SIG) just for that! Our Internationalisation SIG offers cleantech companies advice on how to scale to markets such as the United States, India, China and Latin America. Watch the recording of the latest webinar from this Special Interest Group here.


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