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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

Carbon Account Manager job opportunity

An exciting opportunity to lead a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with the University and Lewes based business, Falcon Coffees.  

Innovation Exchange Competition Funding

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has announced grant funding to develop technologies or solutions which address energy and heating related challenges across the UK. Deadline: 30 September 2021.

Driving the electric revolution: building talent for the future

Innovate UK has announced grant funding to support innovative solutions that address gaps in skills, talent and training for the power electronics, machines and drives (PEMD) industry. Deadline: 16 September 2021.

Women in Innovation briefing event in August

Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation programme was launched 1 June

Thermal Engineering webinar hosted by the University of Brighton and Gatwick Diamond Business

Thermal Engineering webinar Friday 23 July from 12:15-13:45pm via Zoom

Environment Secretary visits the South-East hub, University of Brighton’s Clean Growth UK team.

Environment Secretary George Eustice visits the Clean Growth UK’s South-East hub at the University of Brighton to discuss it’s work in SME innovation and creating green economy jobs.

Material inspired by spider silk could help solve our plastic problem

Hom Dhakal, a Professor of Mechanical Engineering in the Faculty of Technology at our South West Hub, the University of Portsmouth, recently published an article in the Conversation on how spider silk is inspiring a new plastic alternative.