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PRESS RELEASE: Cleantech Innovate 2019 announces partnership with EIT Climate-KIC UK & Ireland

  • EIT Climate-KIC UK & Ireland will be Solutions Sector Sponsor for energy at showcase event
  • Annual showcase connects most promising environmental technologies with investors
  • Cleantech Innovate to take place on 30th April at Royal Horticultural Halls in London

EIT Climate-KIC UK & Ireland will be the Solutions Sector Sponsor for energy at Cleantech Innovate 2019, a showcase for environmental technologies taking place on 30th April at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London, it has been announced today.

EIT Climate-KIC is Europe’s largest public-private partnership focused on the rapid, broad-based systems innovation we now need to tackle climate change and build resilient, net zero-carbon societies.

The formal partnership of 360+ members collaborates across 26 countries and is made up of companies, cities, other public sector organisations, and research and higher education institutions. This partnership sits within a broader innovation community which includes 1400+ start-ups incubated by EIT Climate-KIC programmes, and 17,000 alumni from the partnership’s education and training programmes. Climate-KIC’s recently-launched Investor Marketplace is helping to bring these climate-positive businesses to market and to scale.

Climate-KIC UK & Ireland also runs start-up accelerator programmes in London, Birmingham, Dublin, and Edinburgh.

Cleantech Innovate 2019 aims to connect the most promising environmental technologies that will “accelerate results for a more sustainable future” with impact investors looking for both a good return and a measurable and beneficial environmental impact.

A range of shortlisted entrepreneurs will pitch their technologies to a room full of investors in a series of themed sessions covering energy, food, transport, water, waste, and shelter. Climate-KIC UK & Ireland will give a presentation introducing the challenges and opportunities of the coming system transformation for cleantech companies.

The event will also feature workshops designed to support cleantech entrepreneurs looking to grow their business and will close with the presentation of the ‘Game-Changer Prize’, which will recognise the technology with the greatest potential to have a revolutionary impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and/or improving resource use worldwide.


Andy Kerr, Director of EIT Climate-KIC UK & Ireland, said:

City regions and corporate supply chains everywhere need to transition to net zero emissions as quickly as possible; there are multiple social and economic benefits for those who commit to this goal. We are working with a range of cities and corporates looking to test and scale up integrated solutions for power, heat, waste, energy efficiency and mobility. New businesses and new business models have a powerful role to play to help meet this demand.


Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of We Are Orchard, who are organising Cleantech Innovate 2019, said:

Cleantech Innovate shares Climate-KIC’s goal to facilitate the transition to a zero-carbon economy through supporting the most ground-breaking and exciting innovators who can play a key role in combatting climate change.

With just a couple of weeks to go and the final shortlist of presenting companies now confirmed, excitement is really starting to build for Cleantech Innovate 2019. We’re delighted to have Climate-KIC UK & Ireland as a partner for the event and we’re looking forward to seeing some of the most innovative, game-changing technologies from across the world pitching their businesses to impact investors.




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