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Cleantech innovators: businesses showcase projects to investors

Projects funded by Innovate UK showcased their efforts to address challenges in energy to investors at Cleantech Innovate 2016 in London.

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Innovate UK-funded projects are addressing the challenge of generating clean, affordable and resilient energy.

Innovative businesses addressing the challenge of generating clean, affordable and resilient energy were showcased at an event in London.

The 40 projects funded by Innovate UK under the Energy Catalyst exhibited at the Cleantech Innovate 2016 event at the Royal Institution, London.

The event, sponsored by Innovate UK, saw selected companies pitch to potential investors for funds to support their projects.

It was an opportunity for all the Innovate UK-funded projects to exhibit to investors and network with businesses working in similar fields.

Among the Innovate UK-funded businesses selected to pitch to investors were ACT Blade Ltd, which is developing a next-generation wind turbine blade, and WITT, which is working on a scaleable energy harvester that converts motion on land, sea and air into electricity.

The Innovate UK-supported businesses exhibiting at the event all won funding in round 1 of the Energy Catalyst.

The Energy Catalyst was set up by Innovate UK, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, the Department of Energy and Climate Change and the Department for International Development to support projects that address the so-called ‘energy trilemma’ of providing energy that is affordable, resilient and clean.

Read about the Innovate UK-funded projects exhibiting at Cleantech Innovate 2016.

Find out more about Catalyst funding

Published 18 February 2016