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The Ashden Award for Climate Innovation

Apply to the Ashden Award for Climate Innovation if you know how to unlock significant carbon savings across the UK. The award is focused on energy systems, the built environment, and a circular industrial economy.

Partner with Cambridge Electric Transport

Cambridge Electric Transport (CET) aims to propagate the CitiPod concept across the world through partnerships with transport operators, vehicle manufacturers, and city authorities.

The full fibre network is coming to Cambridge

New full-fibre network to link Cambridge research institutions and enterprises to key sites in the UK, across Europe, and globally.

STEPS Business Support Programme

Applications are now open! STEPS is a Business Support Programme for STorage of Energy and Power Systems.

Deutsche Telekom: Pitch on energy generation

EVENT: Meet the Buyer – Deutsche Telekom is looking for ways to re-think energy generation as higher energy demand is expected

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 5th Febuary2021
Anyone involved in re-thinking energy generation and consumption

Portuguese company seeks UK partner for wastewater treatment project

A Portuguese company is looking for a UK partner to provide technology for a major wastewater treatment plant project in Kuwait. Deadline: 29 January 2021

Meet the Buyer: TIMM ELEKTRONIK – Moving software to the cloud

EVENT: Meet the Buyer – TIMM ELEKTRONIK is looking for a partner to take IntelliLock, the smart access control system for wind turbines, to the next level by moving the IntelliLock software to the cloud.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: 15th January 2021
SMEs in the smart access control sector

Cambridge Cleantech and Faraday Institution to help energy storage companies bring new technologies to market

The STEPS programme offers support to 40 businesses through a voucher programme along with expert support worth 50k€ each to demonstrate their technology at regional testbeds throughout North-West Europe.

Clean Growth Fund invests in smart energy company Piclo

Smart energy company Piclo is the first company to be backed by the Clean Growth Fund, the venture capital fund established in May 2020 to invest in the UK’s most promising cleantech companies.

Global Young Innovators Programme

Global Young Innovators Programme is now calling for 30 young UK innovators willing to rise to the challenge.

Enpower is looking for a Senior Cell Engineer

Enpower, an American company that pitched at Cleantech Venture Week is expanding and is now looking for a Senior Cell Engineer.

Enpower is looking for a Cell Engineer

Enpower, an American company that pitched at Cleantech Venture Week is expanding and is now looking for a Cell Engineer.

Founder member Cranfield University secures investment from Innovate UK

Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.

Green Careers fair

EVENT: Green Careers fair (Careers Service and Cambridge Zero)
FOR: students interested in careers that have a positive impact on our environment
DATE: 9th February 2021
VENUE: Online

Government’s £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund opens for applications

The Green Recovery Challenge Fund which will create jobs in nature recovery and conservation is now open.

Cleantech Member Propelair raises £3 million in latest funding round – Success story

Cleantech Member and Cleantech Venture Week pitching company Propelair raises £3 million in funding round. The investment will fuel the global growth for its water and energy-efficient toilet system with unique hygiene benefits, confirms the company.

Sustainability Open Innovation Challenge – Enterprise

The Enterprise track calls for startups, SMEs, IHLs and RIs to co-develop and testbed your innovative solutions with challenge statement owners across different industries, such as FMCG, consumer electronics, and tourism. Companies that meet eligibility criteria for grant application may also be provided with funding support to develop the solutions.

Zedify is looking for a software developer

Zedify is looking for a software developer to work with the CTO on the software used by their depot managers, riders, and clients.

Is Circular Economy the solution to reaching Net-Zero

The UK Government backs the development of a new technology with the potential to deliver dramatic reduction of CO2 emissions from UK heavy industry.

How a “Biden boost” to net zero innovation can help UK business?

Ecologist and business leader Tony O’Donnell expresses their thoughts and predictions on Biden’s election and the UK green recovery.

Calling Innovators: Get Ready to Submit your Project Ideas for NIC 2021 Funding

The NIC is an annual funding scheme for the development and demonstration of new technologies, operating and commercial arrangements.