Meet the team

  • Alyssa Gilbert

    Alyssa Gilbert

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    Alyssa Gilbert Director of Undaunted & Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute

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    Role

    Alyssa is the Director of Undaunted and has as strong background in climate policy. She also leads on innovation at the Grantham Institute , focussing on speeding up the creation, development and scale up of innovative solutions to the climate crisis.

  • Professor Richard Templer

    Professor Richard Templer

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    Professor Richard Templer Co-Founder of Undaunted

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    Richard co-founded Undaunted. He continues to be a key member of the team after stepping down as Director in December 2022. Richard is also member of the London Sustainable Development Commission, where he advises the GLA on the development of London as a global hub for cleantech innovation.

  • Naveed Chaudhry

    Naveed Chaudhry

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    Naveed Chaudhry Co-Founder & Head of The Greenhouse at Undaunted

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    Naveed co-founded and runs Undaunted's accelerator programme, The Greenhouse . He also runs  Climate Launchpad and manages a range of climate-positive companies in sectors such as agtech, energy, mobility, AI, eco-materials, and many others.

  • Ajay Kathrani

    Ajay Kathrani

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    Ajay Kathrani Partnership Lead

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    Ajay leads on brokering new opportunities for collaborative innovation with stakeholders and clients across London's cleantech community.

  • Guillermo Montero

    Guillermo Montero

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    Guillermo Montero Project Manager

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    Guillermo leads all project management activities for Undaunted. He manages key relationships and activities with the Greater London Authority and Undaunted's funders, as well as the the financial aspects of all our programmes and projects.

  • Melissa Mahdi

    Melissa Mahdi

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    Melissa Mahdi EDRF Project Officer

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    Undaunted was formally known as the Centre for Climate Innovation and funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). Melissa leads on the compliance and budget management the ERDF funding.

  • Claudia Cannon

    Claudia Cannon

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    Claudia Cannon Communications and Marketing Officer

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    Claudia leads on Undaunted's publicity, multi-channel communication activities, media relations and events.

  • Nicole Bachanova

    Nicole Bachanova

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    Nicole Bachanova Programme Manager of The Greenhouse

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    Nicole is responsible for planning and designing The Greenhouse accelerator programme, ensuring that the start-ups receive all the support they need via workshops, mentorship, networking and more.

  • Dr Paul Rouse

    Paul Rouse

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    Dr Paul Rouse Flexi Fund Manager, CO2 Removal Hub (CO2RE)

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    Paul manages the Greenhouse Gas Removal Hub’s ( CO2RE ) flexible fund which is helping to ensure that Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR) techniques can develop rapidly, effectively and responsibly, alongside action to reduce emissions.

  • Armelle Lee

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    Armelle Lee Project Officer

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    Armelle supports the delivery of interventions to enable better coordination and collaboration amongst London’s cleantech stakeholders and experts.

  • Cathal Hughes

    Cathal Hughes

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    Cathal Hughes Project Manager

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    Cathal leads on projects supporting innovative early-stage cleantech SMEs, developing an active London climatetech community and advocating for climate policies and measures to accelerate the UK’s net zero transition.