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.

New advanced hydrogen engine set to drive move to zero emissions transport

University of Brighton researchers are testing a pioneering hydrogen engine.

Brighton based ethical shopping platform continues to grow

A start-up founded by three University of Brighton graduates to encourage ethical local shopping has now signed up over 50 businesses across the city.

Fisheries and Seafood Grant Scheme

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has announced grant funding to support sustainable growth and innovation in the fishing, processing and aquaculture sectors. Deadline: 31 December 2021

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging: Business-led R&D

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched grant funding for projects that address sustainability concerns related to plastic packaging for consumer products and move the UK toward the UK Plastics Pact targets. Deadline 08 September 2021.

Automotive Transformation Fund: Round 11

The Automotive Transformation Fund aims to support the industrialisation of a sustainable, high value, electrified automotive supply at scale in the UK. Deadline: 16 June 2021.

Hydrogen Transport Hub: Demonstration

The Department for Transport has launched grant funding to support demonstrations of hydrogen-powered vehicles in real-world operational settings across Tees Valley. Deadline 16 June 2021.

Researcher provides vital input to major report on natural carbon capture

University of Brighton work on how aquatic plants extract carbon from the environment has made a key contribution to a new Natural England report.

What will it take to meet carbon targets?

By Zoe Osmond, Director of Clean Growth UK

APC 18: Developing Low Carbon Automotive Capability

The Advanced Propulsion Centre has announced grant funding for collaborative research on low carbon vehicle innovations and technologies. Deadline: 06 May 2021.

Zero Emission Road Vehicle Grants

The Department for Transport and Small Business Research Initiative have announced grant funding to develop innovative technologies or approaches supporting zero-emission road freight. Deadline: 21 April 2021.

Automotive Transformation Fund

The Automotive Transformation Fund has launched new grant funding to develop innovative and competitive electric vehicle supply chains across the UK. Deadline: 29 April 2021.

Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition

The Department for Transport has announced grant funding to develop innovative technologies or approaches which reduce emissions across the UK maritime sector. Deadline: 2 May 2021.

10 Questions with…KCC

Food packaging innovators tackling un-recyclable plastic food trays.

University of Brighton supporting hydrogen in Sussex

Our south-east hub, the University of Brighton, is part of a new project to put the Brighton area at the forefront of a hydrogen fuel revolution as part of a zero carbon economy.

Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is a competitive funding scheme to support innovation in the areas of energy efficiency, power generation, as well as heat and electricity storage. Deadline: 30 March 2021.

Transforming UK Food Grants

The Strategic Priorities Fund has launched research grant funding to support research and innovations that will transform the UK food system. Deadline: 22 April 2021.

Sustainable Manufacturing Research Grants

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council has launched research and innovation grant funding to facilitate the integration of sustainability practices into the UK manufacturing sector. Deadline: 20 April 2021.

Postcode Lottery Green Challenge

The Postcode Lottery has launched the Green Challenge, an innovation funding competition that focuses on supporting entrepreneurs with creative ideas in the provision of green products and services. Deadline: 15 May 2021.

Green Recovery Challenge Fund

The National Lottery Heritage Fund has launched grant funding to support projects which contribute to environmental renewal across England.

SHAKE Climate Change Programme

SHAKE Climate Change programme is now open to applications from innovative entrepreneurs and start-up companies in the agriculture and food production sectors. Deadline: 3 May 2021.

Innovation Exchange Competitions 2021

Knowledge Transfer Network has launched its 2021 Innovation Exchange competitions focusing on private sector solutions to a range of sustainability challenges.
Deadline: 25 March 2021.

Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund

The Environment Agency has launched the Natural Environment Investment Readiness Fund to support market-based mechanisms that improve and safeguard our domestic natural environment. Deadline: 26 March 2021.

Driving the Electric Revolution Grants

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding for collaborative projects supporting supply chain development for power electronics, electric machines and drives. Deadline: 2 June 2021.

Satellite Applications for Clean Growth event

Enterprise M3 LEP , in partnership with our South West Hub, the University of Portsmouth’s Greentech South, is holding an event on satellite application for clean growth on 23 February.

Farming Innovation Pathways

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding to support innovative projects addressing the challenges of productivity, sustainability, and net-zero emissions within the agricultural sector. Deadline: 28 April 2021.

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund: Spring 2021

The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has launched grant funding for innovative technology and ideas which enable the industrial transition towards a low carbon future. Deadline: 14 July 2021.

Smart Sustainable Plastic Packaging

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding to support innovative projects addressing sustainability problems related to plastic packaging. Deadline: 24 March 2021.