What we do

Global cities such as London have the means and therefore the responsibility to help shape a low-carbon and climate-resilient future for the world.

The Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) aims to develop a highly networked, inclusive, and integrated cleantech ecosystem in London that can stimulate and support the emergence of new businesses.

London is already a leader in the clean technology innovation needed to address climate change. There is significant scope to accelerate growth.

Working closely with lead advisors, one of the CCCI’s key areas of focus is to ensure current innovation barriers are mitigated and cleantech innovators can provide an effective response to London’s environmental challenges.

The Centre for Climate Change Innovation is co-funded by the 2014 to 2020 ERDF (European Regional Development Fund) programme, the Greater London Authority and HSBC UK.

Support for startups

The Greenhouse our early-stage startup accelerator programme provides support for technology and commercial development through access to Imperial College’s world-class research and innovation expertise, technological and commercial know-how, network, and support, to develop a credible and investable business.

Our startups


We support our alumni startups and SMEs through innovation brokerage services to advance and scale their climate innovations. We collaborate with London’s communities of experts and practitioners to address innovation obstacles and stimulate the emergence of viable solutions to environmental challenges.

Our challenge areas

21st Century power

Designing the completely decarbonised electricity grid and energy storage technology

Building to address the climate change crisis

Low carbon building materials, smart building systems, climate resilient buildings, and low carbon heating and cooling

Cleaning up the air

Atmospheric greenhouse gas removal, and cleaning up city air

Food that doesn’t cost the earth

Precision agriculture, climate adapted agriculture, sustainable packaging, and minimising food waste;

Living with climate change

Resilient infrastructure, and planning for permanent sea level rise

Manufacturing for a low carbon future

Resource and process efficiency

Protecting Nature

Ensuring investment in natural capital works for the public good.

Transport without the bad emissions

Transport without combustion, and supporting renewables through energy storage