Take the stage at the Access to Finance for Innovative SMEs event at Harwell on 16 October

Profile your company and get specialised advice from business support specialists and investors at the Access to Finance for Innovators event for innovative SMEs, investors and academics across the cleantech, energy, health and space sectors. 

This event is being organised by Oxfordshire Greentech, Science & Technology Facilities Council and Cambridge Cleantech under the OxLEP's Innovation Support for Business ERDF programme. 
What's in it for you:
  • Listen to business angels, corporate investors and public sector grants specialists and learn tried-and-tested ways to secure funding
  • Present your innovative technologies before an audience of peers, experienced grant specialists and investors 
  • Apply for 1-1 meetings with business support specialists and investors 
Get specialised advice from experts  

Representatives from the following organisations will provide personalised advice to SMEs based on their unique needs and requirements, during the 1-1 business clinic.
  • UK Innovation & Science Seed Fund
  • Science and Technology Facilities Council (Harwell)
  • European Space Agency
  • Defence & Security Accelerator
  • Huw Edwards, Grants Specialist
  • ... more names to be confirmed shortly
Please ensure you book your places before 30th September to be considered for the 1-1 meetings. Read the full agenda here.

If you would like to join us as a speaker, please contact Cinthya Anand at
Science & Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Campus, OX11 0QX 

16 October 2019, 9am - 5.30pm

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Apply to speak during the Innovative SMEs segment
Welcome to new members
A special welcome to our new Founder Member Cambridge IntelConstruction Group and returning member Camfridge
  • Cambridge IntelConstruction Group is committed to interrogating and developing new products that will deliver sustainability. 
  • Camfridge is creating a new generation of low carbon cooling products that will dramatically reduce energy consumption.
Last few places for Cambridge Cleantech Finance SIG 

We have a few last minute vacancies for the Finance SIG workshop on crowdfunding for cleantech business tomorrow. Read about the agenda and speakers here.

Taylor Wessing, 24 Hills Rd, Cambridge     25 September 2019, 5pm - 7.30pm  

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Just one week to go for the SCIFI Open Call deadline
Applications for the Smart City Innovators Open Call, where 4 European cities (Delft, Mechelen, Brugge, and Saint Quentin) are seeking smart city innovators to help them solve challenges in mobility and housing, are closing soon. If you would like to know about this year’s challenges or the successful pilots launched as a result of the first open call, visit the programme website

 Deadline: October 1, 2019
Watch videos on the 9 open Innovation Challenges
Apply for the SCIFI Open call
Towards a Smart, New North East Cambridge District

Join us for an exploratory event to discuss the vision to create a 'socially and economically inclusive, thriving, and low-carbon place for innovative living and working' in the new North East Cambridge District. 

This event, brokered by Cambridge Cleantech and Smart Cambridge, will be a chance to discuss what our ambitions and objectives could be, what obstacles there might be and to express your own views, ideas and suggestions.

 Bradfield Centre, Cambridge     14 October 2019, 9 am - 1 pm 

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Pitch your ideas to Cambridge Innovation Parks 

Here is an amazing opportunity to pitch your ideas to Cambridge Innovation Parks Ltd, who are seeking innovations in

  • Energy, Renewables, Energy Storage
  • Carbon Storage
  • Local Materials and Building Control Systems for both new build and retrofit

Deadline for applications:  30 September 2019

Cambridge Innovation Park,  Waterbeach, Cambridge     14 October 2019

Our partner Cleantech Flanders is organising a Meet the Buyer event with Blue Gate Antwerp and Green Energy Park. Find out more here

Read the complete buyer profile
Apply for 1-1 meetings

Opportunity for coworking at Eco Business Centre

Join fellow entrepreneurs for a complimentary afternoon of coworking at the newly launched Eco Business Centre, the UK’s first PassivHaus Plus workspace. Tour the building and learn more about the activities and services on offer. 

 The Eco Business Centre, Charlotte Avenue, Elmsbrook, Bicester, OX27 8BL   
 26 September 2019, 6pm - 8pm

Sign up for co-working at Eco Business Centre
The future of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for commercial buildings and the drive for zero carbon

This session will look in detail at current and future progression of the statutory Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards for non-domestic buildings. 
  • Hear about the proposed updates to the MEES regulations from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
  • Learn more about Oxford City Council’s experience and existing examples of non-domestic energy efficiency retrofit

Oxford Town Hall, Oxford, OX1 1BX   16 October 2019 | 12:30pm – 4:30pm

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Pitch your innovative ideas to investors at Cleantech Venture Day

We are now inviting applications from cleantech entrepreneurs for Cleantech Venture Day, the most awaited pitching-and-investment day geared for the cleantech sector. Early Bird tickets are now available along with an additional discount for members.

Impt: You
 need to apply separately for a pitching slot to be eligible to pitch.

KPMG, Number Twenty, Grosvenor Street, London   11-12 February 2019
Apply to pitch
Get Early Bird Tickets now
Next month:
  • Cambridge Cleantech member Global Business Inroads has recently launched its UK office and would like to help companies looking to scale to India. Get in touch to know more.
  • Brexit-readiness for exporters The Department of International Trade is hosting a series of events covering topics such as impact to supply chains, changes to regulations and contracts, where to find tariff information, etc. Find out more here.
  • Get a 30% discount on tickets to Smarter Tomorrow conference in Liverpool on 23-24 October 2019 thanks to CC member pjb Associate
  • Stronger Clean + Cool are running series of talks from communications experts to help make your sustainable tech business more visible
Best wishes,
The Cambridge Cleantech team
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