Clean Growth UK is delivered across the South West by the University of Portsmouth’s Greentech South.

Greentech South has secured over £35 million of new investment into the low carbon economy, helped over 100 SMEs to develop innovative new low carbon products and solutions and created over 250 new jobs since its inception in 2015.

Your menu of support

Support available through the South West hub:

Innovation Accelerator

Accelerate product development with technical expertise and facilities at one of our university hubs.

  • Product development
  • Testing and verification
  • Innovation funding and grants
  • Student projects

Clean Growth Fast Track

Clean Growth Fast Track is a 90-day competitive programme that combines university R&D support with the key ingredients to making new ideas commercially successful.

Regional opportunities

Our team has extensive local knowledge and can link you to business support and funding schemes across the region.

Interested? Join us, and arrange a Discovery Meeting with one of our advisers to kick-off your support.

Meet the team

Wilson Barlow
Business Innovation Advisor

Wilson is a Business Economics student at the University of Portsmouth and is currently on a year-long placement at Greentech South. He is responsible for SME engagement on the Low Carbon Solent project, business innovation support and helps to deliver a variety of business events targeted at SMEs across the UK. With a passion for clean growth and innovation, Wilson hopes to further develop his interest during his placement.

David Hutchinson
Director, Greentech South

David has worked in the Higher Education Sector for over 20 years. His most recent roles have been management positions, with significant responsibility for working with industry on collaborative research and development. He is passionate about clean growth and has experienced the good that can arise from Business and Universities working together.

Keiron Roberts
Research Fellow in Low Carbon Technologies

Keiron is an experienced researcher in a range of low carbon technologies, policies and practices. These are mainly within the area of sustainable infrastructure; focusing primarily on solid waste management, wastewater treatment processes and the adoption of zero-waste and circular economy practices.

Alice Fisher
Social Media and Communications Assistant

Alice is responsible for the promotion of Greentech South. Launching social media campaigns, website maintenance and creation, newsletter and blog writing and all aspects of events and exhibitions organisation. She is currently studying Hospitality Management with Tourism at the University of Portsmouth where she will return to complete her final year of studies in 2020.

Matt Pullinger
Business and Administration Support Officer

After a 20 year career in the catering industry, Matt is now a Financial Management for Business student at the University of Portsmouth. Currently on his placement year at Greentech South, Matt has previous knowledge in the clean growth sector stems from several business and research projects during the first two years of university, specifically in solar power and hydroponics systems.

Joe Watson
Business and Administration Support Officer

Joe is a Business and Management student at the University of Portsmouth and is currently undertaking a placement year at Greentech South. Joe’s past experience consists of 3 years in retail as well as involvement in a number of projects such as the Apple Amabassador Course. His involvement in these projects has instilled a passion for innovation that he aims to explore further in his new role.

Erin Leahy
Social Media and Communications Officer

Erin is responsible for the promotion of Greentech South. Her responsibilities include creating social media content, developing the website, promoting events and Greentech South’s projects, as well as creating newsletters and blog writing. She is currently studying Digital Marketing at the University of Portsmouth where she will return to complete her final year of studies in 2021.

James Arber
Business Innovation Advisor

As part of the Business Facing Team, James works with SMEs on the Low Carbon Solent Project. In his role he helps low-carbon businesses achieve grant funding, gain access to postgraduate projects, engage with local institutions and supports on the delivery of innovation and networking events. He is currently studying Marketing at the University of Portsmouth where he will return to complete his final year of studies in 2021.

Get in touch with Greentech South

Greentech South – University of Portsmouth, 0.08a Lion Gate Building, Lion Terrace, Portsmouth PO1 3HF

02392 842370 | cleangrowthuk@port.ac.uk

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