Support available for Cleantech Venture Day applications 

Mark Riminton, our Business Development Manager and investment-readiness specialist, is offering support to any Clean Growth UK members applying to pitch. He’ll review your pitch deck and offer his insight into maximizing your chance of success.

Innovation Loans Future Economy Competition – Round 6

Innovate UK is offering up to £25 million in loans to micro, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). These loans are for highly innovation late stage research and development projects that show a clear route to economic impact.

The business benefits of net zero

The business case for lowering your carbon emissions and getting on the road to net zero as quickly as possible is compelling.

Commercialising low carbon innovation

Greentech South are running a workshop series to help you communicate your offer effectively to customers, potential investors and other stakeholders in your business.

Fast Start: Innovation

Innovate UK is offering small and micro businesses a share of up to £30 million in grants alongside tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE.

Medisort innovation recognition

Congratulations to Sussex based specialist clinical waste contractor, Medisort, for achieving grade ‘B – very good’ for their Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with our South East Hub, the University of Brighton.

New product launch marketing tips

When you’ve worked hard developing a new product or service, launching it into the market is an exciting milestone. It’s the moment the world learns about your new product. You want it to reach the right people with a message that will compel them to find out more. Here are some tips to help you get it right.

We’re sponsoring Green Infrastructure Week

We’re proud to be sponsoring Green Infrastructure Week this year. The week is an opportunity to come together and focus on the technologies needed to create a net zero society. It’s happening from 25 April to 29 April.

Introducing: The Help to Grow Programme

Do you want to boost your business’ long-term performance? Increase productivity and achieve sustainable growth? Discover how the Help to Grow management course can accelerate your business and make a difference.

Using a university for product testing

Did you know you can partner with a university to get rigorous, scientifically-backed product performance data?

Automotive Transformation Fund Grants

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has launched grant funding as part of its Automotive Transformation Fund for feasibility studies on developing electric vehicle supply chains. Deadline: 9 March 2022.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: Spring 2022

Innovate UK has opened it’s Spring 2022 Smart Grants scheme for game-changing and disruptive innovation ideas with a high potential for commercial success. Deadline: 13 April 2022.

Funding towards Digital Solutions for Net Zero Energy

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has launched grant funding to open software, hardware and data solutions that address the challenges of transforming to a net-zero energy system in the UK. Deadline: 9 March 2022.

Eureka funding for international innovation

Eureka, a network for international cooperation in R&D and innovation, has launched grant funding to develop collaborative research in partnership with organisations from participating Eureka Eurostars member countries.

The Future Home Standard – What does it mean for you?

As part of the net-zero mission, the Future of Homes Standard outlines what steps need to be taken to implement the required carbon-saving changes in the housing sector. 

The ingredients of an investor pitch deck

If you’re on a mission to help tackle the climate crisis but need support from investors, a pitch deck can drive your business forward and see your ideas land in the market.

Market Research for product development

It’s easy to overlook market research when you’re fired up by a new idea, but if you do, you’re sending a product out into the market on the basis of guesswork.

Climate and Environmental Resilient Finance Grants

The Small Business Research Initiative has launched grant funding to develop solutions that integrate climate and environmental factors in the financial services industry. Deadline: 16 February 2022.

Net-Zero Automotive Technology Grants

The Advance propulsion Centre has announced grant funding to support innovative projects that accelerate the UK automotive industry towards a net-zero future. Deadline: 3 March 2022.

Liverpool John Moores exemplar houses

Liverpool John Moores University’s exemplar houses provide the perfect testbed for companies developing low carbon domestic housing technologies.

Funding green product development with an innovation grant

How to successfully apply for an innovation grant for green product development.

SME Community Solar Accelerator

The Brighton Energy Cooperative has announced grants for SMEs to fund the installation of solar PV and electric vehicle charging stations. Deadline: 30 June 2023.

New product development stages 101

An unprecedented crisis needs unprecedented innovation. There’s never been a more important time for businesses to come forward with innovative products and services.

Circular economy grants for SMEs

Grant funding to support research, testing and the development of a step-change transition approach for adopting circular economy practices.

Funding success

Three Clean Growth UK members were amongst a group of businesses recently awarded funding to carry out innovative business transformation projects in partnership with our South East hub, the University of Brighton.

Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator Grant

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced grant funding in collaboration with the Carbon Trust. The aim is to establish new partnerships between the developers of energy efficiency technology and industrial companies that can demonstrate this technology in an operational setting. Deadline: 3 January 2022.

Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund 2021

The Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM) has announced grant funding to support projects that decarbonise UK energy distribution and transmission networks while also benefiting energy consumers. Deadline: 17 November 2021.

Industrial Fuel Switching competition

The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has announced grant funding to support innovation in the development of pre-commercial fuel switch and fuel switch enabling technology for the industrial sector. Deadline: 21 November 2021.

Circular Economy Start-up Awards

The Green Alley Award is a competition for innovative start-up companies driving circular economy research, products/services and technologies. Deadline: 23 November 2021.