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Incubation Support

Helping entrepreneurs commercialise products and grow their companies

CLT is the largest and most established clean tech incubator in the UK. We have helped over 350 companies launch new products and services by providing business advice, market insights and commercialisation support.

We carry out a diagnostic assessment to identify a venture’s level of commercial readiness relative to its stage of technical development. This proprietary structured approach assesses the key commercial dimensions including strategy and business planning, investor readiness, degree of technical innovation, and the team dynamics.

The diagnostic helps us scope out and deliver specific tasks of work to close any identified gaps. We draw upon our experience, market awareness and network of sector professionals to deliver value to the venture team.

CLT has coordinated and delivered over 500 support tasks including through BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Cleantech Incubator.

CLT helps small companies solve practical problems so they can secure first sales and early-stage investment. We do this by assessing SME’s level of commercial readiness, scoping support tasks, and delivering useful, focussed and actionable advice.

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Public Sector Programmes

CLT designs policies and delivers programmes for governments that want to accelerate green growth.

Open Innovation

CLT brings together industry and government to define value in new ideas so that they can make the most of low carbon innovations.

International Markets

CLT helps businesses increase trade by analysing global markets and matching skills at home with needs abroad.

CASE STUDIES

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

CLT worked with the British Embassy in Mexico to identify the UK’s green finance strengths, […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Clean tech export opportunities from the UK to India

CLT led a team of 10 people from the UK and India to map out […]

clt-green-finance-india

Identifying UK green finance opportunities in India

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT supported the British High Commission (BHC) Delhi to […]

Aligning incentives for waste-to-energy in Indonesia

The FCO Prosperity Fund aimed to improve health, sanitation and energy production by investigating waste-to-energy […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Preparing an EV infrastructure charging business plan

CLT supported the client to raise internal investment to launch new services into the UK […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Identifying venturing options through techno-market landscape mapping

CLT carried out a market study of the stationary energy storage market which involved a […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

Designing and delivering an incubation support programme

CLT incubated companies that received Energy Catalyst funding, and designed and delivered a bespoke incubation […]

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Developing a commercialisation roadmap for a novel power + heat technology

CLT helped SLE write their roadmap towards commercialisation, which detailed the different steps they needed […]

clt-sharp-labs-europe-business-model

Defining a competitive business model to manage high upfront capital costs

SLE’s biggest commercial challenge was to overcome the high upfront cost of their system due […]

Selecting the right manufacturer for a novel power + heat technology

Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), a UK-based research subsidiary of Sharp of Japan, designed a […]

clt-low-carbon-electricity

Finding trial-site partners and quantifying a smart grid market

Low Carbon Electric (LCE) designed a novel solution to increase the capacity of the existing […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Stimulating the market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Turkey

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT worked with the British Embassy Ankara and the […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

Designing and delivering an incubation support programme

CLT incubated companies that received Energy Catalyst funding, and designed and delivered a bespoke incubation […]

clt-commercialiasion-roadmap

Developing a commercialisation roadmap for a novel power + heat technology

CLT helped SLE write their roadmap towards commercialisation, which detailed the different steps they needed […]

clt-sharp-labs-europe-business-model

Defining a competitive business model to manage high upfront capital costs

SLE’s biggest commercial challenge was to overcome the high upfront cost of their system due […]

Selecting the right manufacturer for a novel power + heat technology

Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), a UK-based research subsidiary of Sharp of Japan, designed a […]

Obtaining regulatory validation for new innovative technology solutions

BTS designed a faster, cheaper, and more accurate technology to measure air tightness in new buildings. But strict […]

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

CLT worked with the British Embassy in Mexico to identify the UK’s green finance strengths, […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Assessing revenue growth and sales volumes

The due diligence process involved analysis of the product, the technology roadmap, the market, sales […]

Preparing an EV infrastructure charging business plan

CLT supported the client to raise internal investment to launch new services into the UK […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

clt-marine-south-east-sea-trials

Planning sea trials for a new type of marine fuel

CLT prioritised the most promising vessels for trialling at sea Recycling Technologies’ new marine fuel […]

electric-vehicle-charging

Segmenting and prioritising sales markets for EV rapid charger

CLT prioritised the most promising markets for FNES by first segmenting the total electric vehicle […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Clean tech export opportunities from the UK to India

CLT led a team of 10 people from the UK and India to map out […]

Assessing revenue growth and sales volumes

The due diligence process involved analysis of the product, the technology roadmap, the market, sales […]

Assessing markets, strategies and exit options

The due diligence process involved analysis of the market, the competitive positioning, the business plan, […]

Assessing risk and capital efficiency

The due diligence process involved analysis of company documents, interviews with the management team, use […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Engaging SMEs in open innovation: CLT’s corporate venturing tool

The client was interested in partnering with SMEs to augment its innovation pipeline, but needed […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

industrial-decarbonisation-roadmaps-2050

Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmaps to 2050

CLT engaged industrial stakeholders to develop and compare various decarbonisation strategies mainly through heat recovery […]

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

CLT worked with the British Embassy in Mexico to identify the UK’s green finance strengths, […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Aligning incentives for waste-to-energy in Indonesia

The FCO Prosperity Fund aimed to improve health, sanitation and energy production by investigating waste-to-energy […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

clt-marine-south-east-sea-trials

Planning sea trials for a new type of marine fuel

CLT prioritised the most promising vessels for trialling at sea Recycling Technologies’ new marine fuel […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Clean tech export opportunities from the UK to India

CLT led a team of 10 people from the UK and India to map out […]

Stimulating the market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Turkey

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT worked with the British Embassy Ankara and the […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Designing and delivering an incubation support programme

CLT incubated companies that received Energy Catalyst funding, and designed and delivered a bespoke incubation […]

industrial-decarbonisation-roadmaps-2050

Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmaps to 2050

CLT engaged industrial stakeholders to develop and compare various decarbonisation strategies mainly through heat recovery […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Assessing revenue growth and sales volumes

The due diligence process involved analysis of the product, the technology roadmap, the market, sales […]

Assessing markets, strategies and exit options

The due diligence process involved analysis of the market, the competitive positioning, the business plan, […]

Assessing risk and capital efficiency

The due diligence process involved analysis of company documents, interviews with the management team, use […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

clt-marine-south-east-sea-trials

Planning sea trials for a new type of marine fuel

CLT prioritised the most promising vessels for trialling at sea Recycling Technologies’ new marine fuel […]

electric-vehicle-charging

Segmenting and prioritising sales markets for EV rapid charger

CLT prioritised the most promising markets for FNES by first segmenting the total electric vehicle […]

clt-commercialiasion-roadmap

Developing a commercialisation roadmap for a novel power + heat technology

CLT helped SLE write their roadmap towards commercialisation, which detailed the different steps they needed […]

clt-sharp-labs-europe-business-model

Defining a competitive business model to manage high upfront capital costs

SLE’s biggest commercial challenge was to overcome the high upfront cost of their system due […]

Selecting the right manufacturer for a novel power + heat technology

Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), a UK-based research subsidiary of Sharp of Japan, designed a […]

clt-low-carbon-electricity

Finding trial-site partners and quantifying a smart grid market

Low Carbon Electric (LCE) designed a novel solution to increase the capacity of the existing […]

Obtaining regulatory validation for new innovative technology solutions

BTS designed a faster, cheaper, and more accurate technology to measure air tightness in new buildings. But strict […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Preparing an EV infrastructure charging business plan

CLT supported the client to raise internal investment to launch new services into the UK […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Identifying venturing options through techno-market landscape mapping

CLT carried out a market study of the stationary energy storage market which involved a […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Engaging SMEs in open innovation: CLT’s corporate venturing tool

The client was interested in partnering with SMEs to augment its innovation pipeline, but needed […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

CLT worked with the British Embassy in Mexico to identify the UK’s green finance strengths, […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Clean tech export opportunities from the UK to India

CLT led a team of 10 people from the UK and India to map out […]

clt-green-finance-india

Identifying UK green finance opportunities in India

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT supported the British High Commission (BHC) Delhi to […]

Aligning incentives for waste-to-energy in Indonesia

The FCO Prosperity Fund aimed to improve health, sanitation and energy production by investigating waste-to-energy […]

Stimulating the market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Turkey

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT worked with the British Embassy Ankara and the […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

Scoping commercial opportunities for Green Finance in Mexico

CLT worked with the British Embassy in Mexico to identify the UK’s green finance strengths, […]

Leading BEIS’s £72m Energy Entrepreneurs Fund since 2012

CLT manages BEIS’s flagship grant programme for energy sector SMEs. We deliver incubation services to […]

Clean tech export opportunities from the UK to India

CLT led a team of 10 people from the UK and India to map out […]

clt-green-finance-india

Identifying UK green finance opportunities in India

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT supported the British High Commission (BHC) Delhi to […]

Aligning incentives for waste-to-energy in Indonesia

The FCO Prosperity Fund aimed to improve health, sanitation and energy production by investigating waste-to-energy […]

Stimulating the market for Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Turkey

Through this FCO Prosperity Fund project, CLT worked with the British Embassy Ankara and the […]

Delivering a business accelerator workshop for later-stage ventures

CLT tailored its incubation planning tool to support digital ventures and delivered a two-day intensive […]

Scale | Impact Cleantech Programme: Accelerating SME growth

CLT and PwC delivered a clean tech accelerator programme for seven SMEs that included four […]

Assessing revenue growth and sales volumes

The due diligence process involved analysis of the product, the technology roadmap, the market, sales […]

Preparing an EV infrastructure charging business plan

CLT supported the client to raise internal investment to launch new services into the UK […]

Assessing markets, strategies and exit options

The due diligence process involved analysis of the market, the competitive positioning, the business plan, […]

Assessing risk and capital efficiency

The due diligence process involved analysis of company documents, interviews with the management team, use […]

Identifying intervention options and delivering a challenge competition

CLT designed, launched and managed an algae biofuels challenge competition after identifying and appraising intervention options […]

Identifying venturing options through techno-market landscape mapping

CLT carried out a market study of the stationary energy storage market which involved a […]

Designing, managing and monitoring regional incubation programmes

CLT managed the ERDF incubation programme, including grant applications, application assessments, and monitoring of project […]

Delivering investment readiness masterclasses

The session helps new ventures understand investor expectations, value their business, assess their investor readiness […]

Delivering strategic sales masterclasses

CLT’s strategic sales masterclasses provide SMEs and spin-outs with tools and knowledge to improve marketing […]

Engaging SMEs in open innovation: CLT’s corporate venturing tool

The client was interested in partnering with SMEs to augment its innovation pipeline, but needed […]

Applying CLT’s proprietary incubation support planning tool

CLT’s proprietary toolkit makes incubation support planning robust, reliable, and measurable. Our process is used […]

Securing investment by preparing a spin-out venture business plan

The investor and the university wanted to commercialise an energy harvesting technology, but needed an […]

Designing and delivering an incubation support programme

CLT incubated companies that received Energy Catalyst funding, and designed and delivered a bespoke incubation […]

clt-marine-south-east-sea-trials

Planning sea trials for a new type of marine fuel

CLT prioritised the most promising vessels for trialling at sea Recycling Technologies’ new marine fuel […]

electric-vehicle-charging

Segmenting and prioritising sales markets for EV rapid charger

CLT prioritised the most promising markets for FNES by first segmenting the total electric vehicle […]

industrial-decarbonisation-roadmaps-2050

Industrial Decarbonisation Roadmaps to 2050

CLT engaged industrial stakeholders to develop and compare various decarbonisation strategies mainly through heat recovery […]

clt-commercialiasion-roadmap

Developing a commercialisation roadmap for a novel power + heat technology

CLT helped SLE write their roadmap towards commercialisation, which detailed the different steps they needed […]

clt-sharp-labs-europe-business-model

Defining a competitive business model to manage high upfront capital costs

SLE’s biggest commercial challenge was to overcome the high upfront cost of their system due […]

Selecting the right manufacturer for a novel power + heat technology

Sharp Labs of Europe (SLE), a UK-based research subsidiary of Sharp of Japan, designed a […]

clt-low-carbon-electricity

Finding trial-site partners and quantifying a smart grid market

Low Carbon Electric (LCE) designed a novel solution to increase the capacity of the existing […]

Obtaining regulatory validation for new innovative technology solutions

BTS designed a faster, cheaper, and more accurate technology to measure air tightness in new buildings. But strict […]