Cleantech news

What’s happening in the cleantech sector

Stay updated on the latest happenings in the cleantech world – in this section, we publish news from our members and anything related to cleantech.

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.

Cambridge Cleantech start-up wins investment

Paul Clark, CEO of MasterFilter, met Sustainable Ventures at a Cambridge Cleantech Finance special interest group event in January 2018. Two months later, their Sustainable Accelerator fund invested £100,000 in the cleantech start-up as lead investor, allowing MasterFilter to start their business journey.

Brexit, Currency Fluctuations and Your Business

Uncertainty in the currency markets is making it difficult to plan ahead and know how to best mitigate your foreign exchange risk. This article from Clear Treasury looks at the short-term consequences of the four possible Brexit scenarios for companies both importing and exporting their goods to the EU and wider global markets.

Tunisia Grants Licences to 120 MW of Wind Projects

Tunisia’s Ministry of Industry and Small and Medium Enterprises has awarded licences to four onshore wind projects totally 120 MW with a total investment of TND 400 million (USD 134.5m). The four companies which have won licences will build wind farms of 30 MW each in Tunisia.

Oxfordshire Greentech off to a glittering start

Over 250 attendees from local businesses and organisations all over the county flooded through the doors at Oxford University’s Said Business School on 6 February for the highly anticipated launch held on February 6, 2019. Oxfordshire Greentech was set up as a collaborative effort between Cambridge Cleantech, Bioregional and Cherwell District Council.

Clean Growth: How one Development is Generating Communal Energy

The Nottingham Trent Basin housing development, under the Project SCENe scheme (Sustainable Community Energy Networks) provides an example of what the future of electricity in our homes could look like.