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Electric revolution – building talent for the future

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 for innovative skills, talent, and training projects. This funding is from the Driving the Electric Revolution challenge

Prince Edward Island: Small Province, Big Opportunity

From more efficient lighting solutions to better electric vehicle batteries, and even harnessing the world’s largest tides for renewable energy generation, Canada has been, and continues to be at the forefront of this innovation-led mission.

Clean Growth Innovation Fund – EQUANS

EQUANS UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund: iX Challenge Briefing. The 4 challenges include: Industrial Decarbonisation Solutions, Digital Solutions for the Built Environment, Smarter and Greener Places, and Decarbonisation of Heat


Funded PhD: Researching and Innovating

ARU’s Global Sustainability Institute and the Faculty of Business and Law (FBL) are progressing ideas to form a new way of enabling existing technologies and know-how to accelerate sustainable solutions for our economy.

Cambridge Innovation Parks’ ‘Visionary Scheme’

A recent exciting new development for the team at Cambridge Innovation Parks Ltd (CIPL) has been the granting of planning permission for three new highly sustainable office & tech buildings, totalling 90,000 sq ft, at their North Cambridge innovation park at Waterbeach.

The Future of Low Carbon Mobility

EVENT: The Future of Low Carbon Mobility
FOR: Anyone interested in low carbon transport solutions
DATE: 8th Sept 2021
VENUE: Online

NHS is seeking solutions for a zero carbon future

To help find innovative technological ways forward, a new national Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) in healthcare competition has been launched by NHS England and NHS Improvement. Four category has been announced.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 24th of August 2021

Airex, the smart ventilation control company is on the BBC

How to cool your home in a warming world: Cambridge Cleantech member Airex is offering a sustainable solution to a growing problem.

Kao Data: From Diesel To Renewable HVO

Kao Data, the specialist developer and operator of advanced, carrier neutral data centres for high performance colocation, has today announced it has taken a further step towards its Net Zero ambitions by becoming the UK’s first data centre to transition all backup generators at its Harlow campus to HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) fuel.

SOVEREIGN is looking for sustainable solutions

EVENT: Meet the Buyer – SOVEREIGN Group is actively searching for innovative low/zero carbon solutions for road freight transport and warehouses
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 1st of September 2021

Södra is looking for sustainable solutions

EVENT: Meet the Buyer – Södra is actively searching for highly innovative scalable solutions from scale-ups and start-ups within their strategic areas: forest, sawn timber, paper, textiles, chemicals and energy
DEADLINE TO APPLY: 20th of August 2021

First Pitch Day – Carbon13

EVENT: First Pitch Day – Carbon13
FOR: Climate-positive companies, investors, influencers, students… Anyone interested in meeting the Carbon13’s cohort
DATE: 28th July 2021
VENUE: The Bradfield Centre, 184 Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Milton, Cambridge, CB4 0GA

The Do and Don’t for Global Tech Companies

EVENT: The Do and Don’t for Global Tech Companies
FOR: Cleantech SMEs involved with Israel
DATE: 27th July 2021
VENUE: Online

Futures Festival & Graduate Scheme Expo 2021

ARU is holding their first ever Futures Festival, a 2-week programme of events aiming to connect students and employers via early careers opportunities, placements, internships and work experience.

£166 million cash injection for green technology

Government announces major cash injection for green technology and development as part of Green Industrial Revolution.

Cambridge Venture Project (CVP)

The Cambridge Venture Project is an ideal opportunity for local organisations with limited resources to benefit from fresh, unbiased and objective market research evaluations.

Business Development Manager

AirEx is looking for a talented Business Development Manager passionate about the cleantech and energy efficiency industry.

Advising N+1 Singer on £25 million placing

Global law firm Taylor Wessing have advised N+1 Singer as Nomad and Broker on a £25 million share placing for Induction Healthcare Group plc.

Origami raises £20m in Series C funding round led by Barclays

Origami is pleased to announce that it has raised £20.5m of new funding to help drive its next phase of growth. Barclays PLC led the round, investing as part of their Sustainable Impact Capital initiative, set up to back companies that are focused on sustainability and driving the transition towards net zero.

Which tech verticals are expected to see the most growth in terms of capital raised this year?

Goodwin associate Adam Thatcher predicts that ClimateTech will be one of the fastest growing verticals in coming years.


EVENT: Recording Available – EQUANS UKRI Clean Growth Innovation Fund: iX Challenge Briefing
FOR: UK-based SMES who wish to apply for £0.1m to £1.2m in Funding to finance innovative R&D projects
DATE: 22nd July 2021
VENUE: Online