Who we are

We are part of the innovation team at Imperial's Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment.

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  • Professor Richard Templer FRSC

    Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute

    Richard leads the Grantham Institute’s innovation activities. He has led the founding of our Centre for Climate Change Innovation. In his work as a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission he has advised and supported the GLA in the development of London as a global hub for cleantech innovation.

  • Alyssa Gilbert

    Interim Director of the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Alyssa leads the Centre for Climate Change Innovation as Interim Director. Alyssa is also Director of Policy and Translation at the Grantham Institute, connecting relevant research across Imperial College London with policy-makers and businesses.

  • Naveed Chaudhry

    Co-Founder and Head of The Greenhouse at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Naveed runs The Greenhouse and Climate Launchpad at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation. He supports the growth of young, sustainable businesses looking to tackle climate change.

  • Guillermo Montero Rodriguez

    Project Manager at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Guillermo leads all project management activities for the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI). He is responsible for the relation and activities with the Greater London Authority and European Funding bodies for the CCCI. And financially manages all programmes and projects in the centre.

  • Ajay Kathrani

    Partnership Lead at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Ajay leads on brokering new opportunities for collaborative innovation with stakeholders and clients across London's cleantech community. 

  • Sarah Achaichia

    Project Officer at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Sarah supports the delivery of interventions to enable better coordination and collaboration amongst London’s cleantech stakeholders and experts.

  • Rosa Salazar Benazar

    Communications Coordinator at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    Rosa supports the publicity, multi-channel communication activities and event management for the Centre for Climate Change Innovation.

  • Edward Quigley

    Project Manager (Internships)

    Edward manages the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) Internship programme, which funds the paid placement of some of the best students from Imperial and other institutions in SMEs and start-ups active within the climate, clean-tech and carbon sectors or with a specific project or area of activity in these areas.

  • Sophie Van Eetvelt

    Programme Manager of The Greenhouse

    Sophie will be managing the activities of The Greenhouse, working to coordinate with the rest of the CCCI and to ensure that the startup companies receive all the support they need via workshops, mentorship, networking and more.