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Press Release: New Partnership with Choose Paris Region

Cambridge Cleantech is delighted to announce that we are partnering with Choose Paris Region to host the first half of Cleantech Venture Day at the French Embassy on 11th February 2020, to strengthen international cleantech cooperation between the UK and France.

Think Piece: A recycling revolution for lead-acid batteries

Lead-Acid Batteries have been indispensable for industrial progress, but at what cost? As the world is looking towards cleaner and greener energy and recycling solutions, we ask: where will the surplus lead go? Is there a better way?

Cleantech Venture Day 2020 Pitch now

Pitch your ideas to an audience of cleantech investors at Cambridge Cleantech’s highly anticipated pitching and investment event, Cleantech Venture Day, to be held in London on February 11-12th, 2020.

Hydraloop to launch at CES 2020 Las Vegas

Cleantech Venture Day 2018 Innovator Hydraloop declared one of the top 50 most innovative Dutch tech start-ups and selected to launch at CES 2020 Las Vegas, accompanied by the Dutch Prince.

Government announces low carbon commercial law changes consultation

Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire Greentech held an event for commercial landlords and other interested parties on the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for non-domestic building.

How to make your website more sustainable

Sustainability driven web developer Chris Butterworth walks us through the steps toward digital sustainability.

SCIFI Open Call Webinar

Join us for a live webinar on the SCIFI Open Call to learn how smart city innovators can help solve some of the pressing challenges cities face today, and how you can apply, this Friday the 13th September!

Discount for members at Smarter Tomorrow event 

Thanks to the efforts of our member Peter Bates, Senior Partner at pjb Associates, all Cambridge Cleantech members will be able to avail a 30% discount for the “Smarter Tomorrow” Event in Liverpool on 23-24 October 2019.

Collaboration Opportunity with Global Business Inroads

Opportunity for SMEs and start ups to connect with Global Business Inroads (GBI) who are working with one of the India’s leading corporates Quess Corp Limited, to provide engineering services across product and solution deployment.

New Director of Sustainability at Cambridge Innovation Parks

Associate Founder Member Cambridge Innovation Parks Limited has recently strengthened its Board by the appointment of Professor John French as Director of Sustainability. He is also Executive Director at the Cambridge University’s Institute for Sustainability Leadership, a globally influential organisation, developing leadership and solutions for sustainable economies.

How businesses can become more sustainable in today’s climate

We asked small businesses to tell us how their business helps to solve a sustainable development goal, and what steps they take themselves to become more sustainable, in light of Earth Overshoot Day coming earlier than ever this year.

Cleantech Futures 2019: Working together for a 1.5c Future

The annual Cambridge Cleantech Futures 2019 conference which took place on July 10 2019 was a big success with the venue filled to standing room capacity and over 160 attendees.

Meet the speakers for Cleantech Futures

Meet the speakers for the Cambridge Cleantech annual conference Cleantech Futures 2019. Some of the best minds in innovation and cleantech will be speaking on the day.

Karuna Trust in India have won the Ashden Award for Energy and Health

2019 Ashden Awards winners revealed

In the UK and around the world, this year’s Ashden Award winners are creating greener homes, cities and transport networks, as well as improving health, reducing poverty and inequality and transforming energy infrastructure.

Response to UK government’s commitment to Net Zero

Cambridge Cleantech welcomes the UK government’s commitment to implementing the recommendations of the Committee of Climate Change with the goal of reaching net zero by 2050. We hope this will encourage other nations to follow suit.

Win free tickets to Cambridge Cleantech Annual Conference

We are looking for 10 amazing cleantech startups/SMEs to join us at our annual conference Cleantech Futures for free. All you need to do is to send us a short video/ write-up on what steps you have taken to make your business sustainable.

Collaborate with Turkish innovators

Here is an opportunity for cleantech SMEs in waste water management and solar sectors to collaborate with Turkish companies in these sectors. Selected companies are visiting the UK from 22-24 May as part of Innovate UK’s Newton Fund programme and looking to discuss potential joint R&D initiatives and knowledge sharing.


The search is on for 20 of the UK’s most inspiring start-ups tackling the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Allia Future Business Centres, experts in start-up business support, has launched The Future 20: a no-fee, no-equity incubator programme offering bespoke business support to 20 ventures that aim to address and solve global and local challenges in an innovative way.

Net-zero carbon – can cleantech rise to the challenge?

Professor Emeritus Crawford-Brown provides a ‘heads-up’ of opportunities for cleantech companies from the Report to the UK Government by the Committee on Climate Change.

BOUYGUES – Matching- Up Programme

The Bouygues Group runs an annual initiative called “Matching up”, an international co-innovation programme in order to identify and develop sustainable partnerships.  This year, the focus is around Campus Design.  Objective: Co-create the campus of tomorrow.

Cambridge Cleantech to open office in China

China today faces wide ranging environmental challenges and Cambridge Cleantech is keen to support sustainable solutions in the country. With this in mind, we are setting up an office in Wujin DC, Changzhou city, in collaboration with Cambridge Environment Technology.