PRESS RELEASE: Meet the 16 climate SMEs pitching at Cleantech Venture Day 2024


Cambridge Cleantech is delighted to announce the complete selection of 16 SMEs from the UK and Europe who will pitch to an audience of experienced investors at Cleantech Venture Day on July 2nd, 2024.




For immediate release. Event date: July 2nd, 2024 



Cambridge Cleantech is delighted to announce the complete selection of SMEs from the UK and Europe who will pitch to an audience of experienced investors at Cleantech Venture Day on July 2nd, 2024. 

This year, our panel of judges cut down over 110 applications from climate SMEs, forming a shortlist of 16 of the best. 

These SMEs, ranging from pre-seed and seed up to Series A, will take the stage on July 2nd to pitch in front of 150 delegates, including a high number of investors and corporates. 

Listed below are the pitching companies, organised by funding level: 


  • Fully recyclable, chipless, paper RFID tags 
  • Transforming waste into renewable energy 
  • Enabling efficient energy generation and storage 
  • Plug-and-play, ductless climate control system 
  • AI-powered energy management and GHG reporting tool 
  • Streamlining retrofit engagement and delivery 


  • Empowering the green hydrogen revolution 
  • Enabling sustainable e-methanol production at scale 
  • Increasing recycling efficiency with AI-aligned robotic sorting systems 
  • 3D printing low-carbon, large-scale, construction elements 
  • Hardware to produce low-cost green hydrogen 
  • Replacing high-emission materials with ‘cellexcellent’ biomaterials 

Series A 

  • Developing technology for the blue economy 
  • Developing a generator on a chip 
  • Building skins for improved energy management 
  • Efficient subsea anchoring solutions 

Previous CVD pitchers have included Hubl Logistics, a leader in sustainable temperature control solutions, who recently secured £2.5m in funding from grants and investors. Operations and Sustainability Analyst for Hubl, Nishal Thampan, said: “The Cleantech Venture Day last year was definitely a pivotal step in getting us to where we are now. I appreciate your support throughout this period and look forward to continuing our collaboration as we move forward.” 

Confirmed speakers for the event include: 

  • Jonathon Tudor (Clean Growth Fund), Danijel Višević (World Fund), Nigel Walker (Innovate UK), Rachel Hopkinson (Business Isle of Man), hosting a panel discussion on “Resolving the Clash of Urgencies: Harmonising Policymakers' and Investors' Roles in Expediting Climate Tech Innovation” 

Sylvie Russell, COO of Cambridge Cleantech said: “This is the fifth year that I am organising this event: I am always amazed not only by the innovative solutions presented on the day but also the buzz in the room. Meaningful connections will be made between innovators, investors and corporates; funding and new collaboration will be enabled. This event is about people and solutions for a more sustainable future.” 

The event will feature a chance to learn more about ClimateTech SuperCluster, a new initiative to link technology clusters of the UK and Europe that are within four hours travel of one another. ClimateTech SuperCluster aims to turn the region into a worldwide giant of climate-tech innovation, rivalling the likes of Silicon Valley. In parallel to the pitch sessions, three roundtables will be organised in partnership with Cambridge Consultants and EDF, as well as a Climate Tech SuperCluster showcase. 

Cleantech Venture Day has run annually since 2006, and innovators that have pitched at previous events have gone on to raise more than $650m in secured investments. The event benefits from invaluable support from its partners, KPMG, J A Kemp, KISS, and Birketts. 



About Cambridge Cleantech 

Cambridge Cleantech is the UK’s leading cleantech innovation network, bringing together innovators, investors, corporates, academics and the public sector to create a sustainable future. 

About Oxfordshire Greentech 

Oxfordshire Greentech is the business network for a low-carbon future. With innovators, funders, academics, local authorities, and professional services supporting the growth of the low-carbon sector in Oxfordshire, the membership organisation hosts a range of professional networking events to encourage innovation, collaboration, and knowledge transfer.