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Game-changing technology wins funding from Cleantech Innovate 2017

Game-changing technology wins funding from Cleantech Innovate 2017 

Renowned investor showcase Cleantech Innovate has yet again proven its track record in matching the very best cleantech innovations with a financial backer with Airponix, a soil-less smart agriculture system for staple food production, securing £500k in funding within five months of the Cleantech Innovate 2017 showcase.

Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of We Are Orchard, who organise Cleantech Innovate, commented:

“Airponix has an outstanding business proposition which could be genuinely game-changing in the cleantech space. It truly represents our mission at Cleantech Innovate to find and support the funding process for technologies with the most potential to contribute to global sustainability. Airponix can make a huge contribution to the crisis of world hunger, as well has having an exceptionally low environmental impact. We are delighted to share in their success.”

Michael Ruggier, CEO and Co-Founder, Airponix Ltd, said:

“Our experience at Cleantech Innovate 2017 was most rewarding – we secured £500k of funding within five months. The opportunity to put our business proposition in front of Cleantech’s distinguished judging panel and present to a large audience of investors truly kicked off our business. We are now looking forward to accelerating the growth of Airponix with our new investment partner.”

Cleantech Innovate 2018 is already open to applications from the most promising cleantech businesses seeking funding, partnerships, publicity and support in developing their ideas. 36 business propositions will be handpicked by a panel of expert judges, offered pitch training and an opportunity to present their technologies to an audience of over 350 investors, active funders, corporates, support agencies and the media at the showcase event on 20th March 2018 in Mayfair, London.

The deadline for applications is 10th November. The range of technologies covers the full gamut of the low-carbon economy, including biotechnology, renewable energy, low-carbon transport, waste, and energy efficiency. Global investment in low-carbon technologies is continuing to rise at an unprecedented rate. This is the event to accelerate the path to commercialisation of these technologies by connecting the most innovative ideas with the right financial partner to create success and a genuine impact on global sustainability.

Companies interested in applying to present can do so at Those interested in attending the event as delegates can also register at