resources Innovation support

Business support projects, accelerators, venture builders, innovation agencies and intermediaries supporting the development and scale-up of cleantech ventures

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    Centre for Climate Change Innovation

    The Centre for Climate Change Innovation, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aspires to develop a highly networked, inclusive and integrated cleantech ecosystem in London that can stimulate and support the emergence of new businesses.

    21 Albemarle St, London W1S 4BS
    London
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    NatWest Entrepreneur Accelerator

    The NatWest Accelerator is a six-month programme helping startups to build their team, venture into new markets or seek further investment. The programme provides support in a range of business areas including access to new markets, attracting talent and building an effective team, access to growth funding, leadership development and developing a scalable infrastructure. Includes a segment on climate ventures.

    UK
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    Huckletree

    Huckletree provides access to a variety of innovation support programmes as well as spaces, themed by industry and sector, for teams to work, collaborate and build their next venture. Spaces available in Soho, Shoreditch, Westminster and White City (London).

    London
  • Green infrastructure & biodiversity

    Shake Climate Change

    SHAKE helps entrepreneurs and start-ups who are combating climate change with science or tech-based ideas in the areas of agriculture and food production. A programme led by Rothamsted Research, Societe Generale UK, UCL, Cranfield University, Hertfordshire University.

    UK
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    Nitros

    Supporting industry, government and SMEs to collaborate together on key civic challenges. Nitrous leverages its technology and insights to help cities become more innovative, resilient and collaborative places. Includes Thirty-3: London's public sector procurement hub, mapping suppliers, opportunities, technologies and buyers all in one platform

    UK
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    Venture Catalyst Challenge

    Imperial's largest entrepreneurial competition for students and alumni run by Imperial Enterprise Lab, including a track on energy and environment.

    International
  • Clean energy

    Open Energy Innovation Programme

    Innovation competition led by Schneider Electric and Sustainable Ventures for open energy technology solutions. The competition is aimed at developing and demonstrating use-cases for Open Energy across a variety of sectors that will be required to change and adapt to Net Zero 2050.

    UK
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    Zero -1

    Venture builder partnering with leading corporations to build companies that solve societal challenges.

    International
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    Red Ochre

    Social enterprise supporting organisations delivering social change across the UK and worldwide.

  • Circular economy

    ReLondon Business Transformation

    Supporting London SMEs to capitalise on the benefits of the circular economy. Beneficiaries are both SMEs looking to scale their circular economy business and those looking to transition to a more circular business model. A new match-making platform that will provide SMEs with direct access to buyers, partners and investors who share the same ethos and circular vision as them.

    London