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Clean Growth Strategy represents huge opportunity for clean tech

The company behind the Cleantech Innovate showcase has described the government’s new Clean Growth Strategy as a ‘huge opportunity for cleantech in the UK’.

Launched two weeks ago by Climate Change & Industry Minister Claire Perry MP, the strategy sets out the government’s high-level plans for reducing carbon emissions across heat, power, transport, waste, and farming through investment in low-carbon technologies.

The strategy has support from the highest levels in government, with Prime Minister Theresa May saying in her foreword to the document that “The Government will help British businesses and entrepreneurs to seize the opportunities which the global low carbon economy presents”. Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, says in his foreword: “We want the UK to capture every economic opportunity it can from [the] global shift in technologies and services.”

The launch of the strategy provides an ideal context for next year’s Cleantech Innovate showcase, which will take place on 20th March 2018 in London. The showcase offers 36 of the most promising entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their game-changing, low-carbon innovations to over 350 active funders, corporates, support agencies and the media.

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of We Are Orchard, who organise the event, said of the Clean Growth Strategy: “Policymakers are finally starting to recognise the enormous contribution that clean technologies can make to reducing the UK’s carbon emissions and restoring the UK as an industrial powerhouse where innovation in sustainable solutions can flourish.

“With its support for low-carbon technologies across all sectors of the economy, the Clean Growth Strategy represents a huge opportunity for cleantech in the UK. Cleantech Innovate 2018 will be the ideal event for entrepreneurs and investors to meet to share the most exciting cleantech innovations that can help to meet the UK’s low-carbon policy goals.”

Applications to present at Cleantech Innovate close on 3 November 2017. Apply here