Innovate UK KTN’s Sustainable Impact Investment Programme chooses 13 sustainable UK startups striving to change the world

Innovate UK KTN has chosen 13 startups of the future to take part in its prestigious sustainability accelerator programme. Over the next ten weeks, 13 companies selected from the Sustainable Innovation Fund will work with Innovate UK KTN and their partners growth studio and the ecosystems to further develop propositions and prepare to raise external capital. All companies have received funding from Innovate UKs Sustainable Innovation Fund and are now seeking venture capital to scale their business and impact. The Sustainable Impact Investment Programme (SIIP) is an initiative led and…

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WRAP and Innovate UK launch £1.7 million grant to cut plastic pollution

Sustainability charity WRAP and Innovate UK have launched a major new UK fund to reduce the impact of plastics on the environment in India, Chile, Kenya and South Africa. The International Circular Plastics Flagship Projects competition is a £1.7 million fund designed to address the problem of plastics pollution in these key nations. Applicants can apply for funding ranging from £50,000 to £250,000 that demonstrate solutions that respond to specific targets under the plastics pacts of each nation, and that will ultimately help reduce plastic pollution in: Asia Africa Latin…

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First green submarine amongst winners of clean maritime competition

Green submarine and shipping charge-points powered by offshore wind turbines will receive a share of a £23 million Innovate UK-run R&D competition. The first ever green submarine study has been named as one of 55 winning projects of a £23 million government funded research and development (R&D) competition. This was announced on Wednesday 15 September by the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps in Greenwich, as part of the greenest ever London international shipping week. The clean maritime demonstration competition, announced as part of the Prime Minister’s 10 Point Plan for Green Industrial Revolution, is supporting the development of innovative technology to propel forward the government’s commitment to…

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New £450m fund to unlock cutting-edge innovation across gas and electricity networks

A new fund  will unlock greener ways to travel and to heat and power homes and businesses, by harnessing a new approach to energy network innovation. This will keep bills as low as possible, drive the UK towards its goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and help turn the UK into the ‘Silicon Valley’ of energy. The fund, which opened for application on 31st August, is part of Ofgem’s RII02 price controls for the electricity system operator and the network companies that operate GB’s energy pipes and…

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£84 million green aviation technology boost

Three pioneering projects have been supported to power zero-emissions flights and unlock up to 4,750 jobs across the UK. They will use alternative energy sources of hydrogen or electricity to reduce the aerospace industry’s reliance on polluting fossil fuels. They have been supported with £84.6 million of funding through the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) programme. Winners were selected by: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy ATI Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). Funded projects The three projects receiving funding are: GKN Aerospace-led project H2GEAR will receive…

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