From the CEO's desk
Scale Up project Extended to 2022
People around the world are facing record heat waves, a clear warning that the time to act for climate change is now. At Cambridge Cleantech our goal is to support small businesses trying to solve pressing global challenges, and in this regard I am happy to announce the extension of the SCALE-UP project, an EU INTERREG North Sea Region project to connect cleantech clusters across Europe, until 2022. This will give our members the chance to grow their cleantech business beyond UK borders by meeting with and providing solutions for innovation hungry corporates from across north-west Europe.
Martin Garratt

A big thank you to all of you who joined us at Cleantech Futures 2019. The event was a big success with the venue filled to standing room capacity and a range of interesting talks. Kicking off the conference with an engaging appeal to work towards a 1.5-degree future was Dr. Beatrix Schlarb, Director of Innovation at the British Antarctic Survey, with the question: “Is there one achievable next step you can commit to and lead on to achieve Net Zero?” Read all about the conference here.

We would like to welcome our new members:
  • Iscleanair - filter-less air pollution abatement system for a healthier environment
  • Sinergie - non-profit promoting innovation and small businesses in Italy
  • Erjjio Studios - web development company building eco-friendly websites 
  • Jumping Rivers - analytics company whose passion is data and machine learning
  • Connect Energy - energy storage  & circular economy 
  • Zero Carbon Capital - fighting climate change with investment
  • Global Business Inroads - supporting technology and innovation deployment into and out of India
Apply for SCIFI Open Innovation Challenge 

The SCIFI Open Innovation Challenge has launched its second open data call for 2019.  The challenge aims to bring together the public sector and smart city innovators in solving the challenges today's cities face. Four cities, Mechelen, Bruges, Delft and Saint-Quentin, are looking for solutions to 9 Open Data Challenges in mobility and environment. Each pilot will receive up to 10k funding for a 6 month acceleration programme.
Apply now
Global trends in the energy sector and innovation in renewables, storage and smart systems
Join us for the first of a series of events to explore the global supply and demand for innovation in energy & renewable technologies as well as to showcase Cambridge’s expertise in the research, development and commercialisation of energy & renewable technologies. Tickets are running out quickly, book your places soon!

 The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park
 17 September 2019, 9.45 am - 5.30pm
Book tickets now
Join us for our next Finance SIG on crowdfunding for cleantech 

Crowdfunding for tech firms hit the headlines around a decade ago. Join us to see if it can provide the finance to help grow your cleantech business and hear from experts, real life case studies and commentary and tips. It is also an excellent opportunity to meet and network with your peers in the cleantech community. The event is free to members and £49 for non-members.

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

Scouting for innovative IoT companies looking to scale and deploy in the Indian market 

Cambridge Cleantech member Global Business Inroads (GBI) is working with one of India’s leading corporates: Quess Corp Limited, India, who are seeking to collaborate with innovative companies to provide engineering services across the entire gamut of product/solution deployment.

GBI is seeking startups & SMEs /with innovative IoT solutions/platforms in the Industrial 4.0 sectors focused on smart manufacturing, improving energy and operational efficiencies, process improvement, predictive maintenance, etc. To participate, sign up as a Technology Displayer and
 follow the instructions to apply on the Innovation Call page. 

Register your interest

Apply for Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards
Nominations for the Cambridge Independent Science & Technology Awards close tomorrow midnight! This year, there are two categories you can apply to as a cleantech company: The Cleantech Company of the Year and the Tech for  Good Award. Send in your nominations by Wednesday, July 31st 2019

Nominate your company

Join the LH accelerator and work with construction leaders LafargeHolcim, CCCC and Sika 

Led by LafargeHolcim in collaboration with partners CCCC and SIKA, LH Accelerator is a 6-month no-equity program supporting innovative companies bringing new solutions for the material and building construction sectors.

Who should apply?
This programme is best suited to start-ups that already have a product-market fit or more mature companies that are developing a new innovation for the construction market.

Solutions needed for: cement-based materials, m
anufacturing and construction waste, real-time quality control, CO2 neutrality, real-time product demand forecast at site, monitoring performace, automation, developing software models of construction phases.

Deadline: September 15, 2019

Find out more

Growth through Green: Ready for Scale – a 12-week programme to enable the next phase of your growth from Cranfield University

With their unique experience from running the oldest owner-manager growth programme in the country, the Bettany Centre for Entrepreneurship, Cranfield University is launching a 12-week course on how to identify and overcome the most critical barriers for your success in this exciting and high growth market sector.

As part of this programme, you will learn the fundamental skills required to build and grow a successful business in the green economy. Its unique combination of onsite events and online modules will allow you to network with the counsellors and connect with other participants. 

Special offer for Cambridge Cleantech members
Cranfield University is offering Cambridge Cleantech members who join the course a special '100 day review' after the presentation of their Growth Plan. The purpose of the review will be to take a temperature check of the growth plan and to work on what fine tuning might be required.

Register interest

Save the Date: Cleantech Venture Day
The most awaited pitching-and-investment day geared for the cleantech sector, Cleantech Venture Day, will soon be back in its third iteration on 11th & 12th February 2020 - keep an eye out for our next newsletter so that you can be the first to know.

Best wishes,
The Cambridge Cleantech team
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