Breakthrough Innovation Hub

A showcase of breakthrough Climate Tech Start-Ups

The Breakthrough Innovation Hub will celebrate and support the UK’s most ambitious, early-stage, low carbon innovators by showcasing their pioneering solutions at the Climate Innovation Forum. The Hub will include pavilions, each run with a partner, who will feature a selection of their most promising and ambitious companies in their network.

Climate Action will also be running our own Pavilion, and we invite start-ups to apply individually to participate in this by completing a short application form.

The Climate Action Pavilion will showcase innovations from promising climate tech start-ups ranging from the following entry categories:

Clean Energy

Energy Efficiency

CCS

Air, Water, Waste

Built Environment

Food & Agriculture

Finance

Supply Chains

Mobility & Transport

Data & Reporting

Become an Innovation Pavilion Partner

If you are an incubator, university, corporate venture fund, impact fund, accelerator, or SME network, you have the opportunity to become one of our Innovation Pavilion Partners.

The Innovation Pavilion Partners will be given an exhibition space within the Breakthrough Innovation Zone, with enough space for 6-8 ClimateTech Start-Ups in your network. This will provide the opportunity to position your brand as an incubator of new climate solutions and force for change, whilst connecting the start-ups in your network with the stakeholders that can help them reach scale.

If you are interested in becoming one of our Innovation Pavilion Partners, please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Apply to join the Climate Action Innovation Pavilion

Start-Ups can apply individually to participate in the Climate Action Innovation Pavilion. There is no cost to apply or participate. Applicants are chosen on the quality of their application as outlined in the judging criteria.

To apply to participate in the Climate Action Innovation Pavilion, applicants are required to complete a short online application form.

Application 

Anyone looking to turn their clean technology idea into a thriving business can apply. Entrants can be sole proprietors, teams or early-stage companies. All entries must be a startup with less than £1,000,000 from private third party funding (from equity investors such as angel investors and venture capital firms) at the time of entry. 

All entries must be a startup with less than £5,000,000 from all other sources of funding (grants, family and friends, and your own pocket) at the time of applying; this limit is separate from the limit on private third party funding. For any inquiries please contact [email protected]. Due to the high volume of emails, please allow a possible 72 hours for a reply.

Judging Criteria 

All applications will be selected based on the following key criteria: 

  • Idea Concept: Concisely and clearly explained 
  • Innovation: Breakthrough in thinking or design 
  • Business Viability: A significant and interesting market exists 
  • Sustainability: Positive impact on the environment. 

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