PwC and Carbon Limiting Technologies (CLT) are launching the Scale | Impact Cleantech programme, connecting industry leaders and decision makers within large organisations to innovative scale-up companies redefining the cleantech sector.
The aim of the programme is to create mutual commercial opportunities for scale-ups and corporates alike, and showcase some of the latest technologies, as well as allowing better engagement between the SME leadership team and senior corporate executives. The programme focuses on driving commercial growth through:
- B2B introductions and events leveraging PwC and CLT’s international and executive client networks
- Four Development Days focused on Sales & Marketing; Leadership & Culture; Growth; and Professional Readiness
- Pitching sessions and sales coaching
- Company criteria: B2B, Revenue generating, Validated product or service with social or environmental impact at its core
- Timing: 10-week programme running from 29 October 2018 – 31 January 2019 (4 week break over winter holidays)
- Cost: £5,000 (£7,500 cost plus a £2,500 rebate from PwC)
- More information: http://www.pwc.co.uk/scaleimpact
- Email: Ziana Somji (email@example.com) to arrange a call and see if the programme is right for you and your business (email subject line: Arranging a call re: PwC & CLT Scale Impact programme)
Please open the pdf Brochure for more information.
The fourth Towards Successful Commercialisation Conference took place on the 18th April at Victoria, London. Beverley Gower-Jones opened the day with these words:
“Five years ago, this event helped innovators in the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund Programme to share best practice. Now it has grown into a flagship Conference for industry, government, investors and innovators to unlock the challenges in bringing sustainable technologies to market. It plays a vital part in growing the UK’s Low Carbon Economy.
There is a pressing need for rapid decarbonisation of the global economy, to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This will require the take up of new technologies at a scale and pace which is almost without precedent.
Any new disruptive technology faces barriers to adoption. Often, the key players need to move forward together, for instance the seller and client understanding each other’s priorities, suppliers having the relevant assets and capabilities, regulators adapting existing rules, investors making appropriate funding available and so on. In normal circumstances, this ‘co-evolution’ happens predominantly through market activity over a period of years.
When it comes to addressing climate change, this is time we do not have. This is the first industrial revolution that is against a deadline. Therefore, we need to accelerate rapid decarbonisation by proactively supporting key players to move forward together.
The UK government has a number of activities to this end, including the BEIS energy Entrepreneurs Fund to support the commercialisation of low carbon, sustainable technologies.
CLT is proud to be a delivery partner for the UK Government’s Energy Innovation Programme and through the provision of incubation support we have realised that the critical need is for key players in an ecosystem to move forward together for the supported entrepreneurs to succeed.
Today’s Conference brings together industry, investors, and government to engage with world-class entrepreneurs, aiming to share best practice to commercialise leading-edge sustainable technologies.”
Visit the Towards Successful Commercialisation website.
Rushlight is the marketplace that brings together over 250 cleantech developers and sustainable solution providers, active European investors & financiers, corporate venturers, government departments, consultants, intermediaries, advisers and businesses looking to source suppliers and partners for an improved level of sustainability in their supply chain and operations.
Our CEO Beverley Gower-Jones chaired the morning conference, incorporating the Cleantech Innovation Showcase, opened by the new Minister of State for BEIS, Claire Perry, with 44 companies presenting their cutting edge new technologies.
Beverley’s speech offered food for thought and her own perspective on where we are now with the development of the low-carbon space – are we in a good place? What more can be done? What needs to be done?
She also acknowledged that there are some truly amazing people working in the low-carbon space, with some fantastic technologies: engineers, scientists, naturally-born entrepreneurs, and determined civil servants who fly the flag for technology. They are all deserving of our praise.
Beverley Gower-Jones joined the judging panel for Shell Springboard 2017 competition for young, innovative businesses. The competition focusses on technologies and business models that have a positive environmental impact and reduce carbon emissions. Winner of the award was Upside Energy, a capital-light solution for controlling loads on national electricity networks and providing demand-side response (DSR) services.
CLT is delighted to be a sponsor for the fourth year running of this years Cleantech Innovate London.
The Cleantech Innovate programme of low carbon showcases celebrates the very best of green industry innovation.
Introducing the Renewables section, Beverley looks back at 10 years of CLT and contemplates a number of key and interlinked themes: What’s the biggest competition facing Renewables today? Will the UK’s shale gas resource be able to be produced economically? Just how big are the barriers facing distributed generation? What’s the future for carbon pricing?
Towards Successful Commercialisation
Best practice sharing at a Towards Successful Commercialisation workshop
The Carbon Limiting Technologies “Towards Successful Commercialisation” event 2015 was delivered as part of the package of incubation support to help low carbon technology businesses commercialise products and services to market that CLT deliver to DECC for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF).
The event facilitates the sharing of best practice in technology innovation and commercialisation to increase the chance of success of EEF funded projects to market. It creates opportunities for collaboration within the EEF funded projects group. A number of key strategic partnerships are forming out of event introductions.
To highlight the imperative for low carbon technology commercialisation we heard excellent keynote speeches from Michael Liebreich of Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Professor Chris Rapley from University College London, and author Mike Berners-Lee.
The event is also an opportunity for DECC Monitoring Officers and Incubation Managers to further develop their relationships with grant recipients to enable enhanced level of commercialisation support to be provided to the projects. This was very well received with delegates commenting that key insights from the event were just how committed DECC is to supporting Energy Entrepreneurs and how helpful and knowledgeable everyone involved in the programme is.
For the third year running CLT sponsored “Cleantech Innovate” London 12 February 2015. It’s a programme of showcases for the commercial green innovations & technologies shaping the UK’s low carbon future. The event is organised by ecoConnect CIC. Watch the video of Beverley Gower-Jones’ presentation.
For the second year running CLT sponsored “Cleantech Innovate” an innovation showcase where 40 of the best British growth-oriented and venture-ready technology companies present live to a diverse audience of investors seeking new investment opportunities in Cleantech; corporate buyers seeking green solutions and partnerships; media covering the sector and its trends; dealmakers from Law Firms and Accountancies.
CLT developed and executed a very successful “Towards Successful Commercialisation” event on the 12th November 2013 as part of the package of incubation support that they deliver to DECC for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund (EEF). The venue was at maximum capacity with 140 registered attendees including over 75 directors of UK SME energy companies.
The event facilitated the sharing of best practice in technology innovation and commercialisation to increase the chance of success of EEF funded projects to market. It created opportunities for collaboration within the EEF funded projects group. A number of key strategic partnerships are forming out of event introductions.
To highlight the imperative for low carbon technology commercialisation we heard excellent keynote speeches from Energy Minister Michael Fallon, Programme manager Emma Owen, Chief Scientific Advisor David MacKay, and we heard from CLT’s Beverley Gower-jones.
To share potential pitfalls and share best practise Richard Reed of Innocent, Win Rampen of Artemis IP, Mark Lawson-Stratham of Intelligent Energy and Dynshaw Italia of Bluewater Bio shared experiences and inspired us all.
The day also included 6 workshops for start-ups to work on specific challenges they are facing in areas such as product design process requirements specification, predicting and manageing delay risks, test planning and trialling, alternative finance models for roll out, getting designed into the build environment, introducing new technologies into complex systems.
Delegates fed back positive feelings of “All/most start up face future funding issues, we are not alone in the challenges we are facing commercialising our technology, every project is different and needs to be considered on its own merits and that there are many ways to solve a single problem”…
“I learnt a lot about the innovation process and commercialisating technologies”
“Everything was useful: talks excellent, workshops excellent, networking excellent”
“It gave insights on where we are and what we are doing right/wrong”
The event was also an opportunity for DECC Monitoring Officers and Incubation Managers to further develop their relationships with grant recipients to enable enhanced level of commercialisation support to be provided to the projects. This was very well received with delegates commenting that key insights from the event were just how committed DECC is to supporting Energy Entrepreneurs and how helpful and knowledgeable everyone involved in the programme is.