Breakthrough Innovation Zone Exhibitors
The Breakthrough Innovation Zone will feature Four Innovation Pavilions supported by an Innovation Pavilion Partner. Each pavilion will showcase 7 Climate Tech Start-Ups, to connect the innovators with the UK’s leading sustainability network at the Climate Innovation Forum.
Clean Growth Fund Innovation Pavilion Exhibitors
Founded in 2016, Above has worked on over 2500 solar assets and is now supporting customers across six continents. We work with many of the world’s leading solar energy companies to deliver solar plant data and analytics through our software platform, SolarGain and mobile app, EyeSite. Our suite of intelligent software and inspection solutions span the entire solar plant lifecycle enabling precision design, forensic construction oversight, rigorous commissioning, and efficient high-quality solar plant management. Above’s vision is zero-carbon energy for all. Our mission is to speed up the renewable energy transition through innovation. We are at the heart of the digitalisation transformation within the solar industry, critical in ensuring its rapid and sustainable deployment.
Carbon Re is an Artificial Intelligence and Climate tech startup comprised of a team of engineers, researchers, technology leaders, strategists and policy experts on a mission to reduce gigatonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Today we use deep reinforcement learning to optimize existing industrial processes. Longer term, we will leverage AI and machine learning to design novel industrial processes and speed up the development of new climate-friendly materials.
Based on innovative research at Cambridge University and UCL, our software, Delta Zero delivers state-of-the-art artificial intelligence solutions to manufacturers.
Holiferm was founded on the back of patented gravity separation technology developed at the University of Manchester. As a company we aim to disrupt the market and replace all petrochemical produced surfactants with our naturally produced biosurfactants. We use yeast derived from honey to produce our biosurfactants using a continuous cycle method, which makes them not only more economically viable, but more environmentally friendly too. Our biosurfactants have applications in many products found around the home including cosmetics, skin care, shower gels and hand cleansers.
We currently have a research and development facility in Manchester, a pilot plant in Daresbury and are in the process of building a commercial plant in Wallasey, which will allow the production of our biosurfactants at scale. We recently signed a deal with Sasol to take over half of the products manufactured in the plant and also assist with our research and development platforms.
Indra was founded in 2013 on a mission to create the smartest way to power EVs (electric vehicles).
With its design, R&D, engineering and manufacturing operations based in Malvern, this British company has fast become a market leading EV and smart energy technology business. It is enabling a net zero future today by creating a sustainable energy ecosystem through the use of pioneering technology that integrates the car, the home and the grid.
Indra has designed a range of innovative EV chargers that offer more convenient, reliable, cheaper and sustainable EV charging capability. The company has also developed the first viable bi-directional V2G (vehicle to grid) charger which allows power to flow both ways, enabling users to control the flow of energy to where it’s most needed. This revolutionary technology enables EV drivers to access energy when needed and at its cheapest and most sustainable.
The leading independent marketplace for flexibility services. Piclo develops software to make electricity grids smart, flexible and sustainable. Chaired by Volker Beckers, the London-based company has been building solutions for the energy industry since 2013, having secured grants from DECC and BEIS and investment from the Green Angel Syndicate, Mott MacDonald Ventures and the Clean Growth Fund. Piclo Flex is the leading independent marketplace for flexibility services and enables the end to end process of procuring and operating energy flexibility. Since 2018, Piclo has supported the business-as-usual flexibility procurement of six of the UK DNOs and is commercially contracted with UK Power Networks, SP Energy Networks and Electricity North West.
Sunswap is a UK based clean-tech company on a mission to decarbonise the global cold chain with innovative, cost-competitive and zero-emission transport refrigeration. Providing an operational and financially viable alternative to diesel.
Sunswap was founded by a team of engineers with a passion for sustainability and technology. Built on the basis that only a radical change in the way transport refrigeration units (TRUs) are engineered can provide the technological advancements needed to reach net zero.
At the core of Sunswap’s design ethos are three main pillars: sustainability, reliability and cost-competitiveness. The result is The Endurance™, our proprietary solar and battery powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU). The most environmentally friendly and cost-efficient TRU available that can seamlessly integrate into existing fleet operations.
We are a rapidly growing CleanTech business looking to disrupt the heating industry with a new kind of low carbon boiler technology. Decarbonisation of domestic heating is the single biggest challenge facing the UK’s goal to reach Net Zero. Heating represents over 30% of all carbon emissions in the UK.
We have invented a new type of low carbon heating technology which is becoming a game changer in the drive to decarbonise domestic heating. It’s called a ZEB® (Zero Emission Boiler) and is a plug ‘n’ play replacement for a gas or oil boiler. It uses electricity to ‘charge’ ultra-high density thermal storage when energy prices and the carbon intensity of the grid are low. Our IoT technology and cloud-based algorithms automatically optimise the ZEB to minimise cost & carbon. The ZEB operates like a normal boiler for our customers, is easy to install and massively reduces the carbon emissions from heating.
Climate Action Innovation Pavilion Exhibitors
Bearth has created an accurate, one-click, frictionless carbon-tracking and reduction solution for anyone with a smartphone.
The new Bearth app helps individuals track, reduce, and offset their personal emissions, while providing insights which will create strong carbon intuition to its users.
By using the Bearth app, individuals can take climate action by understanding the main drivers of their personal emissions. Users can then learn how to reduce their footprint effectively and become carbon neutral, by offsetting those emissions which can’t be further reduced or avoided.
By choosing carbon credits from long-term carbon storage and removal projects, Bearth users will help fund and scale the fight against climate change.
Biodiversity & Ecosystem Futures (BEF) is an all-in-one solution for the carbon markets. Our technology enables project developers to record and sell their carbon credits direct to end buyers without the need for intermediaries or escrow accounts, all in a transparent manner. Our registry is currently being used by SOCIALCARBON and we’re proud to announce the launch of a new fundraising instrument designed to democratise climate finance, Green Impact Units.
Historical models for financing carbon projects are no longer adequate; they are expensive, inflexible, and heavily skewed towards the financier. Project developers no longer want to pay retailers or investors 40% of the carbon credits they generate for the entirety of their project. Green Impact Units (GIUs) simplify the project financing process, enabling projects to cost-effectively access the upfront funding they need, whilst financiers automatically receive a percentage of the carbon credits generated by the project when issued over time.
BigTXN enables investment screening and monitoring solutions for financial institutions to meet compliance and investment decision requirements with the highest quality of data, transparency and trust.
For climate-focused investors seeking to align with the guidelines set out by the Paris Agreement to achieve net zero emissions, BigTXN develops a set of screens incorporating EU requirements, using robust datasets and science-based assessments of companies’ climate risks and opportunities.
BigTXN are going beyond the EU Low Carbon Benchmark requirements by aligning with the recommendations of the TCFD (Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures).
The TCFD approach of breaking climate issues into transition risks, physical risks, and opportunities provides a comprehensive assessment for developing innovative climate datasets, which are used in the creation of climate transition indices, climate investment benchmarks and other financial products that require alignment to Net Zero principles.
Breeze Technologies is a technology leader for air quality sensors, air quality data and clean air action intelligence. The company leverages the internet of things and artificial intelligence to help cities and businesses create better clean air action plans and a more liveable environment. Breeze additionally enables new air quality data use cases, such as real-time wildfire emission detection.
Breeze Technologies was founded in 2015 and has been recognised as one of the most promising European startups by the European Parliament and the European Commission. Breeze has customers in 11 countries on 3 continents, and partners with internationally-acclaimed corporates such as Microsoft, NTT and SAP.
Cheesecake Energy is developing the world’s greenest energy storage technology, lowering the cost of medium to long-duration energy storage, and turning renewable energy sources like wind and solar into reliable, on-demand power.
Our breakthrough system, eTanker uses thermal energy storage and compressed air to achieve costs that are 30-40% lower than that of the cheapest batteries currently available, by repurposing long-lasting, proven industrial components from existing automotive, oil and gas equipment supply chains.
In a future low-carbon energy system, storage will be needed at all points of the electricity system. CEL’s system can deliver benefits all the way along the electricity value chain, at generation, distribution and consumption.
The eHempHouse SmartBox (SB™) Agri-tech innovation combined with the power of Nature and an innovative commercial strategy is the catalyst for a Green Industrial Revolution.
The SB™ is a mobile off-grid hemp processing system with many co-benefits for the farmers and local communities. The inclusion of carbon credits in the commercial mix allows us to provide
The SB™ ‘free’ to farmers who would otherwise not be able to afford it.
The hemp plant has an exceptional ability to sequester CO2 whilst growing. Once harvested it can be processed into multiple products that are environmentally friendly and can replace existing polluting products e.g., cement, plastics, and cotton.
The SB™ enables the widespread cultivation of hemp across Africa and the establishment of a green and decarbonized industrial base from which people will benefit through sustainable development.
eHempHouse delivers on the 3 P’s: People – Planet – Prosperity.
Farmsio is a Climate Tech platform driving sustainable development and improved profits within the agriculture value network. Our easy-to-use platform creates a powerful ecosystem by digitising and sharing essential data. Tailored analytics translate to scorecards and dashboards providing intelligent decision-making tools for all stakeholders. Our modular approach enables smart operations tailored to the customer and optimised for the changing climate.
We exist to enable the agri-sector to regenerate natural capital by providing a research-driven solution that drives economic and social responsibility, builds resilience, and mitigates climate risks in a commercially thriving community. We strongly believe our climate data solutions can serve the agriculture industry to achieve Net Positive operations with improved business performance.
The Farmsio team comprises the Technologists, Agriculture specialists and Remote sensing GIS scientists. We have a strong global leadership team focused on sustainable development, regenerative practices, and climate resilience.
IONATE works to transform power systems through deep-tech R&D. Their game-changing hardware-software innovation arms key energy players, from DNOs/DSOs to renewables generators and storage providers, with the data and power flow control they need in an ever-evolving system.
IONATE’s hardware is the Hybrid Intelligent Transformer (HIT): a simple, drop-in replacement for a traditional transformer at a comparable size, cost, and technical requirements. Yet, this one device brings unparalleled sensing & monitoring, dynamic voltage- and power factor control and harmonics removal capabilities. At each point of use, the HIT reduces asset costs and complexity, improves efficiency and capacity, while diminishing failure rates through improved power quality.
But once multiple HITs are in the grid, they become nodes for intrinsic responsiveness. A network of HITs, coordinated by IONATE’s digital platform unlocks systemic flexibility, real-time data, and a technology path for a truly decarbonised grid of the future.
Klimate aims to bridge the gap between demand and supply of carbon removal by creating an infrastructure platform for scaling the carbon removal industry. We have built a robust and scalable analysis framework to identify future-proof carbon removal projects to avoid greenwashing. We offer portfolios of high-quality carbon removal projects, which combine different methods, ranging from nature-based to more technological ones. Additionally, we are developing the pre-purchase of carbon credits, which enables companies to meet their targets in the future and support suppliers in setting up new project facilities.
Ripple enables individual households and businesses to part-own a piece of a large scale green energy project, such as a wind farm or solar park, to power your home or business with your own green, low cost electricity. All the benefits of owning your own source of 100% clean power, without the hassle of installing rooftop solar and more transparent than a green energy tariff alone. Your wind farm or solar park will transform your home or business’s carbon footprint. Enjoy cheaper, greener power for the 25 year lifetime of your wind farm/solar park. The simple way to protect yourself from rising electricity prices.
Storelectric is developing advanced forms of Compressed Air Energy Storage, with low technical risk and support from numerous engineering multinationals, to support the energy transition world-wide. These fully validated simplifications of existing, well-proven technologies offer strong IRR, which also reduces the capital costs and improves the profitability of both the grid and the renewables.
Treeconomy is an award winning impact-driven start-up on a mission to combat climate change, restore biodiversity, and improve rural livelihoods by scaling nature-based carbon removal. The company combines remote sensing, AI, and computer vision to revolutionise the voluntary forest carbon market.
With robust carbon measurement and monitoring, Treeconomy helps corporate buyers and natural capital investors confidently support high quality nature-based solutions, while connecting rural landowners to nature-positive carbon income.
The Treeconomy Sherwood platform offers radical transparency and traceability for nature-based carbon credits, assisting buyers in confirming and communicating the impact of their purchases. Harnessing drones, satellites, and machine learning, Treeconomy is working to unlock new sources of premium carbon removal supply at the frontiers of nature-based solutions.
Treeconomy welcomes investors, sustainability professionals, landowners and project partners to get in touch to explore opportunities to unlock nature’s value.
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ECPallets is made with a revolutionary, universal and modular design and manufacture by using our composites materials which made from waste recycled plastics and natural cellulosic fiber, from agricultural wastes. This is a viable timber substitute avoid deforestation and without nails, with enhanced physical properties and durability which will set the standard of upstream innovation pivot to a new landscape of smart pallets for “Zero-waste” in supply chain. This is essential for pallets to serve the growing demands in the logistic sector.
Our business model is “Pallets as a Carbon Service”. This would essentially close the loop and aid in achieving a seamless circular economic model.
As businesses transition towards a sustainable working model, our value proposition as a technology and service enabler, offering carbon off-load for companies set standard base line, which will benefit the business TCFD Reporting in scope 3 decarbonisation which lead to green financing and propagate global green trade alive.
Zulu Forest Sciences
Zulu Forest Sciences is a natural climate solutions technology company on a mission to restore natural carbon sinks and habitats at scale. We originate large-scale landscape restoration using data and proprietary analytics to identify and transform marginal and degraded land into viable nature-based projects.
We empower project developers to move from intention to action, unlocking the supply of high-quality removal projects for the carbon markets.
Our innovative platform combines 100+ data layers with multidisciplinary scientific and carbon market expertise to provide real-time, digital baselines of a landholding’s natural capital assets, opportunity maps for natural capital uplift, detailed, biodiverse woodland project design, and tailored project plans and structuring options at a landholding, landscape or cluster group level.