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Cleantech Catch-up

A round up of the latest members, news & events from Cambridge Cleantech

nov 2014

This Newsletter:     Members News  |  Events  |  New Members

Welcome to the New Look Cambridge Cleantech Newsletter

We have teamed up with Cambium and Phoenix MarCom to bring members a combination of topical cleantech sector news features, many linked to business growth opportunities and member news. If you would like your news story featured in the next edition, please contact Kate Marriott. Do read on and let us have your view

Cambium – the News Partner for Cambridge Cleantech

Cambium, a specialist sales and marketing consultancy, specialising in Sustainability will be contributing regular news snapshots to the quarterly newsletter of Cambridge Cleantech. The aim is to provide a distillation of relevant, interesting and significant cleantech stories that will also provide the context for business opportunities across the cleantech sector. Any feedback to help fine tune the content to the needs of the Cambridge Cleantech membership, is welcome, so please get in touch. To find out more about Cambium, including sign up to a free weekly newsletter visit the Cambium website.

ESOS: The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme provides a wake up call for Energy Efficiency Solution Providers

Interest in ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) is high, yet some energy efficiency suppliers are in danger of missing out on this big B2B sales opportunity in the UK. Discover how energy efficiency solution suppliers can participate for free in new market research into the dynamics of the emerging ESOS market. FIND OUT MORE.

EU strikes compromise to set new climate target

European Union leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions out to 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning that compromises had undermined. An important step forward that will underpin the markets for cleantech across the EU to 2030. MORE HERE.

First floating solar farm built in UK

A farm in Berkshire has become the first in the UK to install a floating solar array, with the owners now targeting water utilities and reservoirs for further development. MORE HERE.

The Trillion-pound potential opportunity for cleantech SMEs

There is a potential £1tn market for clean-technology SMEs in developing nations, according to a report by the World Bank Group. READ MORE.

Climate Summit: Five things business leaders need to know

The UN Climate Summit in New York saw a host of impassioned speeches, revamped national commitments and new industry-led initiatives. But what does this all mean for your business? FIND OUT HERE

UK Cleantech start-up Powervault hits crowdfunding target in record time

A world record has been set for cleantech funding by UK start-up, Powervault, which secured funding on crowdfunding platform Crowdcube to develop its innovative domestic energy storage devices. MORE INFORMATION

Members News

Rushlight Awards 2014-15 are open for entries

The Rushlight Awards 2014-15 are up and running! Now in their 8th year, the Rushlight Awards have become an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. Entries close on 31 December 2014. READ MORE.

Join the Innovators Corner of Cambridge Retrofit

Cambridge Retrofit has a new feature, the Innovators Corner. Innovations related to energy and/or carbon reduction in buildings are featured in the Corner, giving you recognition by building owners/managers/occupants as well as the large energy reduction companies delivering retrofits. Special 'pride of place' on the site is given to innovators who are members of either Cambridge Cleantech or the RBS Innovation Gateway.

New course gives graduates two years hard-won work skills in six months

As one of the fastest growing and competitive sectors in the UK, a key to success for Cleantech companies is accessing and developing graduate talent to offer measurable value to the company as quickly as possible. Anglia Ruskin University's pioneering new course developed for graduates working in growing businesses has now commenced, led by experienced trainers, business experts and guest speakers.

Update on Japan

Japan is still a very attractive market for Clean Tech investment and collaboration-find out more about the latest updates from Cambridge Clean Tech member Sarah Parsons, Founder and Managing Director of "Japan In Perspectiv". Just visit the Cambridge Cleantech Website.

RBS names The Solar Cloth Company as a Finalist in the UK's largest search for new 'green' innovation.

RBS has selected The Solar Cloth Company (TSCC) as a finalist in the Innovation Gateway; a major international search for new ways of reducing energy, water and waste. Launched in March this year, the RBS Innovation Gateway attracted more than 140 submissions in just 40 days, from brand new concepts through to market-ready products and services.


To support members, Cambridge Cleantech organises a wide range of inspiring topical events from meet the buyer sessions to cleantech themed workshops.

Profile Event: Members world'

Environmental sensors have a huge impact on the quality of our lives, monitoring everything from the temperature of your home to the atmosphere of the most dangerous workplaces on earth.

A drive towards chip-level integration of sensor technology lets us imagine a world monitored by a multitude of connected sensors. How will all this information improve the efficiency with which we can tackle some of humanities greatest challenges?

New Members

Cambridge Cleantech is delighted to have welcomed several new companies in the last quarter, bringing our total membership to over 330. To find out more about these organisations or to contact them, please visit our members directory.


Associate Founder


  • Cambridge Sustainability Consultants
  • Marks & Clerk
  • Magnatech Fuel Conditioning
  • Carbon 2050
  • Energian
  • COEL
  • Root3 Automation
  • Skyrad
  • Morgan Hope Industries
  • Green Energy Options
  • Abacus FM Engineering Consultancy
  • Omnisense
  • Avitus Group
  • Wysing Arts Centre
  • Energy Innovation Centre
  • Bastable Lighting Services
  • Cambridge Innovation Capital
  • Bri-Tek Technologies
  • Ringtrack
  • Kition Research
  • Epicam
  • Cognima
  • Cambridge CMOS Sensors
  • Polydax
  • SDNC
  • MarketInvoice
  • Savortex
  • Vertical Thinking
  • H2GO Power
  • Ace Support Services
  • Foster Renewable Energies
  • Coller IP Management
  • Cave Consulting
  • ecoConnect CIC
  • Evonet
  • Cernunnos Homes
  • Highcrest Global Developments
  • OfficePOD
  • Converter Technology
  • LHW Partnership
  • Moixa Technology
  • To-You Deliver-Ease Ltd
  • Green Hat Trading
  • Ocean Array Systems
  • Fuel Management Technologies
  • Cambridge Heat Transfer
  • Clarity Sustainability
  • ASCL
  • Stramit
  • Tensor Time & Energy
  • DTK Water
  • Origami Energy
  • Cambium

Cambridge Cleantech is a leading membership organisation providing innovative business support services from access to finance, to contract opportunities and support for start-ups. For any further information on new members or membership, please don't hesitate to contact the team.

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