(London. 5 September, 2012) ecoConnect CIC, the UK’s green industry business network, has put out a nation-wide call out for the best of British innovation to present at a new showcase.
Cleantech Innovate, launched this week by ecoConnect in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is seeking out Britain’s best green innovations and technologies.
40 all-British, growth-oriented companies, handpicked from a highly competitive field and representing the next generation green industry pioneering, will be invited to present live at what is expected to be the largest showcase of its kind. Applications are now being accepted at http://cleantechinnovate.com
The deadline for applications is midnight, 30 November. Any UK registered company, whether established leader or new startup, is invited to apply. Entries are welcomed from any British organization who has pursued or developed a specific technology, process or other intellectual property that has or will have a positive, low carbon impact on the environment.
Corporate Research & Development
University Research, Development and Spinouts
Privately developed technology and IP
Government developed technology
Robert Hokin, ecoConnect Chief Executive, commented “The UK could become a major force for green industry innovation. However, the majority of cutting edge innovations still struggle to get seen and accepted. Cleantech Innovate aims to change this by showcasing cutting-edge technologies sooner so they get out into the marketplace faster. We expect quite a wide variety of innovators and think we’ll uncover some real game-changers.”
All presenting companies will be pre-screened by a selection panel comprised of experts from technology research, academia, industry and investment. Selections will be made not only on the innovators ability to inspire, but their relevance to the needs of industry: keeping businesses competitive, helping to lower operating costs and reducing carbon outputs.
The 40 chosen innovators will have the opportunity to present short 5 minute “demos” to a paying audience. Delegates attending will include leading UK and international corporate decision-makers, finance executives, press, industry analysts and dealmakers from major law firms and accountancies.
Tony Juniper, well known British environmentalist will deliver a keynote address on the day.
Supporters of Cleantech Innovate include: Smith & Williamson, The National Physical Laboratory, The British Library, Aspectus PR, Clean Energy Pipeline, Energy Live News, and the Technology Strategy Board’s Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network.
For further information: Catherine Hokin, Director +44 (0) 870 803 3581 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications at: http://cleantechinnovate.com
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