Sustainable Innovation

Helping  innovators
to deliver solutions

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Sustainable Innovation connects London SMEs with University academics and expert consultants to bring new clean tech products and services to market.

With the combined £4m resources of two ERDF projects, A2i and LCLDN, participants are able to access bespoke research and development to remove the barriers to growth.

Expertise

Staff Grants

Research & Development

Our Support

The programme is split up in to two areas: Business Support and Innovation Support. Each is designed to provide the appropriate assistance at the appropriate development stage - ensuring continuous, monitored progress.

Some elements of support are only available in certain areas. Choose the area which is right for your business.

Business Support

We provide a range of expert-led workshops that are designed to provide individuals the knowledge and skills required to maintain and progress their business. Individuals can choose the topics which are right for them.

Areas include:

Intellectual property
Business Model Development
Financial Modelling
Funding and Investment
Building a Brand
Market Research – Understanding Your Audience
Commercialising Your Innovation

Innovation Support

Services

40% Subsidy on New R&D Hire
Academic Consultancy
Concept Design
Product Development
Product Feasibility Testing
Lab Experiments
Modelling
Business Skills Development

Research & Development

Energy
Electronics
Materials
The Built Environment

A full list of all our Research & Development cant be found here

I felt empowered, guided, motivated and supported by very nice people who exchanged experiences.

I left with a feeling of community and mutual support

It's amazing to see how many great ideas people are passionate to bring to the market.

I felt empowered, guided, motivated and supported by very nice people who exchanged experiences.

Research & Development

Our Innovation Support is provided via Research & Development collaborations with our academic staff. For Cohort 1 we have expertise in the below areas.

Energy

Hydrogen Technologies
Fuel Cells
Solar Technologies
Supercapacitors
Nanomaterials
Batteries

Electronics

Internet of Things
Smart Sensors
Artificial Intelligence
Communications – 5G networks.

Sustainable Materials

Bioplastics
Nanostructured Materials
Biofuel
Biochemicals
Carbon Nanomaterials
Biogas

Built Environment

Bioplastics
Nanostructured Materials
Biofuel
Biochemicals
Carbon Nanomaterials
Biogas
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I felt empowered, guided, motivated and supported by very nice people who exchanged experiences.

Women in Business attendee

Previous Events

All Events
Jun
14
Building on Sustainability Bootcamp
Dec
4
Women in Cleantech: Product Development, Pitching and Investment
Mar
30
Fundraising & Investment for Sustainability SMEs
May
26
Webinar - Zoom
Legal & Governance Sprint for Tech SMEs
Jul
14
Webinar - Zoom
Financial Modelling for Tech SMEs

Business Support

For entrepreneurs looking to develop their knowledge and skills.
Expert-led workshops
Business support
Monitored progression
Apply now

Innovation Support

For businesses ready for Research & Development to deliver a new sustainable product or service.
Academic consultants
Product design
1-2-1 consultancy
Evaluate concepts
Prototype development
Secure Investment
Apply now