Brighton researchers explore innovative methods to source vital rare earth elements
University of Brighton researchers have been awarded a grant by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). The researchers, from the School of Applied Sciences and the Centre for Earth Observation, will be exploring more efficient and less damaging ways to source vital rare earth elements.
New cement alternative offers hope for low carbon constructors
Civil engineers at our North hub, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) have developed a new type of cement which creates 80% fewer carbon emissions than concrete. This demonstrates how future buildings can be constructed with low carbon geopolymers in place of concrete.
University researcher wins bronze at STEM for BRITAIN competition
University of Brighton researcher, Julia Meister, won the “Bronze Sustainability award” out of over 150 finalists in the STEM for BRITAIN competition in the House of Commons. Julia has been working with the NHS and international healthcare providers to develop a new carbon emissions framework for hospital equipment.
Brighton graduate pioneers portable speakers made from plastic waste
Co-founded by University of Brighton graduate, studio gomi has launched Collection One of its “regenerative” portable speakers, with each speaker containing the equivalent of 45 plastic bags worth of plastic waste. It’s powered by batteries sourced from end-of-life e-bikes.
Introducing: Let’s Go! Net Zero
Let’s Go! Net Zero is a new initiative to motivate businesses to embrace sustainability and encourage a forward thinking economy across West Sussex. It will provide businesses with information and sustainability tips through a countywide programme of demonstrator events. Green Business Champions will be the face of this project to inspire change – could you be one of them?
Transformative Technologies competition
The new Transformative Technologies competition offers up to £20m of funding specifically targeted at small and micro businesses in the UK that have never been funded by Innovate UK before. In addition to the grant support, applicants will be offered tailored business support delivered by Innovate UK EDGE.
Net zero heat: rapid assessment of building fabric performance
Innovate UK is funding up to £1.5 million for solutions that reduce the cost and time required for assessing fabric performance of buildings against net zero performance targets. The aim of this competition is to accelerate the shift to a net zero economy.
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.
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.