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PRESS RELEASE: Cleantech Innovate 2019 announces partnership with Innovate UK

  • UK’s innovation agency will be Showcase Sponsor for cleantech showcase event
  • Innovate UK to host showcase area featuring 12 innovative start-ups at event
  • Cleantech Innovate to take place on 30th April at Royal Horticultural Halls in London

Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, will be the Showcase Sponsor for 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.

Innovate UK will host the ‘Innovate UK Hub’, a showcase area for 12 innovative start-ups that have received supported from Innovate UK. Some of these start-ups will deliver five-minute, quickfire pitches to investors in the Solutions Garden, an open space for short pitches during the day, while others will pitch to investors in the Main Theatre.

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government. Innovate UK drives productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.

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.

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.


Ian Meikle, Interim Director of Operations at Innovate UK, said:

Clean growth is vital for the UK. It is a key component of the government’s modern industrial strategy, which aims to maximise the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth. Whole new industries will be created, and existing industries transformed as we move towards a low carbon, more resource-efficient economy.

“The UK has been at the forefront of encouraging the world to move towards clean growth and Innovate UK is playing its part. By showcasing pioneering start-up companies at Cleantech Innovate 2019 we hope we will engage with and enthuse more SMEs to capitalise on the opportunities in clean growth.


Charlotte Morton, Chief Executive of We Are Orchard, organisers of the event, said:

We’re delighted to have Innovate UK as the Showcase Sponsor for Cleantech Innovate 2019. Innovate UK have the same commitment as we do to unearthing and supporting the most exciting and innovative small businesses that will make a significant contribution to decarbonising our economy and supporting UK industry.

“We’re very much looking forward to working with Innovate UK and our other partners to showcase these businesses to impact investors at Cleantech Innovate 2019 and to help deliver the game-changing outcomes that we need for a sustainable future.




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