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.

Clean Growth Innovation Fund

ENGIE has partnered with Innovate UK to seek out and fund innovative projects that can speed up the development of a sustainable energy transition. Deadline: May 2022.

SKY Ocean Ventures Accelerator

SKY Ocean Ventures aims to accelerate ideas which address the ocean plastics crisis by investing in and supporting innovative businesses and products. Deadline: 2022.

8 Questions with… Jeremy Pitts Ltd

Get to know our Member Businesses and the people behind them in our series.

Innovation in Water Challenge

Ofwat has established a £200 million Innovation Fund to grow the water sector’s capacity to innovate, focusing on commercial partnerships to better meet the evolving needs of customers, society and the environment.
Deadline: 26 February 2021.

Using story as strategy to grow your green business

Stronger Stories share how to use story as a strategy to grow your green business.

Start Up Energy Transition Award

The annual SET Award is an international competition for start-up companies across the globe. This year the competition focuses on “the role of the circular economy in the energy transition”.
Deadline: 31 January 2021.

Innovate UK Smart Grants: Jan 2021

Innovate UK has launched grant funding for innovative technology and ideas, focusing on game-changing and commercially-viable ideas from the private sector.
Deadline: 26 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: 11 February 2021.

Rural Community Energy Fund

The Greater South East Energy Hub has launched grant funding to develop renewable energy projects with community benefit.
Rolling Deadlines throughout 2021.

Transforming Foundation Industries Grant

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund has launched grant funding for cross-sector and collaborative R&D projects focused on transforming foundation industries in the UK.
Deadline: 10 March 2021.

Funding success for NER

Clean Growth UK member NAFICI Environmental Research (NER) has been awarded $100k in equity-free grant funding, as well as one year of mentorship from the Californian based circular economy accelerator Food System 6.

Transforming Food Production Grants

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched grant funding to move the UK towards realising net zero food production systems by 2040. Deadline 13 January 2021..

Sustainable Plastic Packaging Grants

The Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) has launched grant funding to establish the UK as a leading innovator in sustainable plastic packaging for consumer products. Deadline 21 January 2021.

Diageo Sustainable Solutions Competition

The Diageo Sustainable Solutions programme is a funding competition that supports the sustainable growth of the brewing and distillery industries. Deadline 16 December 2020.

Greenhouse Gas Removal Innovation Competition

The Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) has launched a tender to fund innovative greenhouse gas removals technologies, deadline 5 February 2021.

Innovation Continuity Loans

Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in business support loans for SMEs facing financial difficulties in funding innovation projects due to COVID-19. Deadline 14 January 2021.

UK Government’s 10 point plan for net zero

The UK government has announced a new plan to drive the UK towards its target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Green Homes Q & A session

Watch our video on the Green Homes Fund, created for suppliers interested in providing goods and services to homeowners through the scheme.

New case study: FREDS

FREDS has developed an innovative building energy simulation platform. We helped them win funding and get access to academic expertise.

FREE innovation and growth workshops

We’ve launched a new series of FREE innovation and business growth workshops for this autumn/winter.

Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund: Transforming foundation industries

Deadline: 4 November 2020 Grant funding to support fast recovery

Applications to the Edie Awards are now open

Deadline: 30 October 2020 Entry fee: £149+VAT Small Business of

Pitch at Cleantech Venture Week

Apply to pitch by 30 September 2020 Cleantech Venture Day

The Future of Transport

On 23 June we ran an event showcasing what a transport system of the future could look like. We brought together some leading figures from the industry in an informative and lively event hosted by ex-rugby player and electric car entrepreneur Martin Offiah.

Greentech South becomes a Solar Impulse Foundation Solutions Scouter

With the support of the International Cleantech Network (ICN), our South West Hub, Greentech South (GTS), is now an official scout for the Solar Impulse Foundation’s 1000 Solutions Label initiative!

Clean Growth Fund

The Clean Growth Fund (CGF) supports the UK’s most ambitious low carbon innovators

What’s Happening in the World of Venture Capital?

Clean Growth UK’s Investment Platform Manager Mark Riminton talks to

The Prince’s Trust and NatWest Enterprise Relief Fund

The £5 million Enterprise Relief Fund will offer grants to