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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    Sustainable Innovation (LSBU)

    Connects London SMEs with academics and expert consultants to bring new clean tech products and services to market. With the combined £4m resources of two ERDF projects (Access to Innovation and Low Carbon London) beneficiaries are able to access bespoke research and development to remove the barriers to growth.

    London
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    Tech For Our Planet

    New challenge programme for startups with key digital and data technology solutions that can tackle important climate challenges. The best startups will have the chance to showcase their solutions on the international stage at COP26.

    International
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    Tech Nation

    Run the Net Zero Programme, a UK Government backed programme designed to accelerate the growth of the UK’s most promising scaling tech companies driving emissions reduction. Supports founders and leaders with skills brokerage to peers, investors and potential clients.

    UK
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    TechStars London Accelerator

    Part of an international portfolio of accelerators providing founders and start-ups with a 3 month programme mentorship, access to finance and links to the broader Techstars network community of experts.

    International
  • Clean transport

    TfL Commercial Innovation

    Working with market innovators large and small to develop and trial new approaches to deliver a better transport system for London.

    International
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    The Trampery

    Delivers workspaces and accelerator programmes for entrepreneurs and founders who pursue social and environmental benefits alongside profit.

    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