After receiving well over 70 applications from 7 cleantech sub-sectors, Cambridge Cleantech is proud to announce the list of companies who are pitching at our upcoming Cleantech Venture Day, held in person in Canary Wharf on the 11th of January 2023.
TRL 4 – 6 | Series A | UK, London | Female Founder
Bluemethane is developing technology to capture methane emissions from water, as a new source of data, power and revenue for the asset owner. This will permanently remove methane from water, reduce global warming and support the energy transition by unlocking a new source of bioenergy.
TRL 4 – 6 | Seed | UK, London
With the UK’s clear drive to meet the net zero emissions target by 2050 and the high demand in cell manufacturing, Chimera Energy’s aim is to address both battery pack remanufacture for the Circular Economy and cost-effective benefits of multi-chemistry power-energy.
TRL 4 – 6 | Series A | UK, London
IPG’s tackling the dirty secret of the energy transition: diesel generators.
Essential for energy security in construction, hospitals, data centres, and even wind farms, this is a $30bn opportunity without a clear net-zero replacement. Our clean-and-green alternative, the IPG Flameless Generator, unlocks this by delivering pollutant-free power from any fuel.
TRL 4 – 6 | Seed | UK, London | Female Founder
To meet net zero targets, hydropower needs to double its capacity. It provides 70% of global renewable energy yet concerns about its emissions and climate risk exposure create concerns, leading it to only receiving 2% of climate-aligned energy investment. Our platform, built on sector-specific knowledge, provides analysis that resolves investors’ concerns.
TRL 7 – 9 | Series A | UK, Bristol
WASE is unlocking the power of waste(water) to make it the fuel of the future. Our customers save 10-20% on energy & water rates. Get a sustainable and secure supply of water and energy that is produced onsite with no CAPEX, using our proprietary modular Electro-Methanogenic Reactors (EMR).
TRL 4 – 6 | Series A | UK, Melton Mowbray
Bio-Sep has developed a proven and patented biorefinery process that uses ultrasonic reactors to convert the by-products of forestry and sawmill operations, where only 55% of wood harvested is turned into timber, into sugars, cellulose and pure lignin, with each Â£1 of sawdust converting into Â£7 of pure biochemicals.
TRL 4 – 6 | Series A | UK, Cambridge
We make barrier packaging solutions sustainable using a novel nanocellulose coating technology developed at the University of Cambridge. It is 0.03mm thick and allows plastic packaging to become a total oxygen and water vapor barrier, which today is achieved only by metallisation (i.e., coating aluminum onto it).
TRL 7 – 9 | Seed | UK, London
EPOP challenges the status quo towards a true frictionless payment workflow that promotes sustainability.
EPOP does through a technology platform connecting consumers and retailers, in doing so EPOP Generates Digital Receipts for Consumers removing 2.5g of carbon per paper receipt and it Empowers Deep Customer Behaviour Insights for Merchants.
TRL 4 – 6 | Seed | UK, London
At FlexSea, we develop novel biomaterials to replace single use plastics in various verticals. Our materials are derived from naturally occurring seaweed biopolymers from widely cultivated red seaweed strains. They are truly home compostable, unlike most other bioplastics on the market, decomposing in natural environments such as soil, marine ecosystems.
TRL 4 – 6 | Series A | UK, Oxford
re-universe is the leading reuse and recycling platform that delivers behaviour change through incentives and convenience for citizens alongside exceptional data for brands, producers, and administrators. re-universe supports companies and organisations targeting net zero by providing a commercially attractive solution to increase reuse and recycling and reduce carbon.
TRL 4 – 6 | Seed | UK, Cambridge
Founded in 2017 as a sustainable transport innovator; launched Bizbike commuter e-bike share service, working with Cambridge employers to encourage staff to switch from cars to bikes. In 2020 launched its Community E-bike Service for towns and villages. Developing CitiPod, a 4-wheel e-bike/microcar to make cycling safer and more inclusive.
TRL 7 – 9 | Series A | UK, London
ENSO is developing sustainable tyres for electric vehicles, delivering sustainable mobility by improving the performance and environmental impact of tyres.
TRL 7 – 9 | Series B | UK, Bedford
Zero-emission aviation (drones, air taxis, electric aircraft) collectively represents the 3rd revolution in aerospace, and Greenjets is developing electric jet engines that will power this market. The key problem we are addressing in this market is noise and safety, recognised as key barriers for the market in achieving its potential.
TRL 7 – 9 | Seed | Poland, Warsaw
Patent-protected solution offers direct CO2 and Hydrogen to methanol conversion faster and cheaper than traditional methods. They have built a 200 TPA demo installation of direct methanol synthesis.
TRL 7 – 9 | Series A | Spain, Valladolid
Reforestum is a platform bringing brands and consumers together to support forestry projects they trust. Through a technology stack that promotes traceability and includes AI and satellite monitoring, our users can track the impact of the nature-based solutions they are funding which drives higher commitment to climate change mitigation efforts.
Through a unique combination of deeptech, climatetech and fintech the Weather Trade Net startup helps companies to assess and manage their climate-related physical risks and improve their sustainability impact. We support companies to evaluate their physical climate risk. Our mission is to fill the gap with the climate data availability.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for inviting me to pitch Airex at the Cleantech Venture Day. I have just managed to secure a significant investment from a contact I met at the event, with an investor who I would not have met otherwise, and so your event was a big part of the success.
Agnes Czako, Co-founder, Airex Technologies
The CVD is a ‘must attend’ event for us! There are always exciting companies showcased that are at the forefront of developing solutions towards climate change and are potentially excellent investment opportunities. Additionally and somewhat uniquely, the calibre of attendee and panel speakers on the day brings an excellent insight to the latest trends and insights to the cleantech market.
Anthony Chant, Co-founder & Investment Director, One Planet Capital
Auriane Cirasuolo, Communications and Events Coordinator, Cambridge Cleantech firstname.lastname@example.org.