incubation support

Incubator Programmes

Helps low carbon technology start-ups and potential high-growth SMEs to further commercialise their products and services.

Programme management is a core service offering.

CLT currently manages cleantech incubator programmes supported by the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy(BEIS). It has also managed programmes for the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the The Carbon Trust.

BEIS Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

CLT is a delivery partner to BEIS (previously DECC) specifically to provide commercialisation support services for the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, a £40 million grant programme for cleantech innovation.

CLT’s work has included:

  • designing a venture planning method to prioritise support to help commercialise the outputs of grant funded projects.
  • facilitating planning sessions with sucessful grant applicants, and preparing an incubation support plan for the company and BEIS.
  • collaborating with other delivery partners to deliver support services to the grant applicants

Department for Business, Energy & indutstrial Strategy


As part of its work, CLT commissioned a series of films for cleantech companies involved with the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund, you can watch the videos below:


The Energy Entrepreneurs Fund is part of a wider BEIS – low carbon initiative.

BEIS has invested £150 million into development and demonstration of low carbon technologies over the last 3 years and will continue to focus in priority areas including offshore wind, marine, energy efficiency in domestic & non-domestic buildings, electricity storage, renewable heat (storage, pumps and networks), energy from waste and biomass, carbon capture & storage, hydrogen and fuel cells.

The focus of the framework is to provide technical and programme delivery expertise with the objective of accelerating the commercialisation of economic low-carbon technologies. A range of interventions will be prepared appropriate to the target markets and innovation communities, which may include SMEs and large industrial companies.

For further details see:-

Past Programme ERDF CLT Cleantech Incubator – South East England

CLT managed a Cleantech Incubator Programme supported by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

From 2011 – 14 CLT ran an ERDF funded incubator based in the South East. The Incubator goals included:

  • The prospect of growth and job creation
  • Delivery of value added clean-tech services or products from the South East
  • The delivery of carbon savings or other environmental benefits
  • Collaboration with South East universities or knowledge base