Meet the team

Richard Templer

Professor Richard Templer FRSC

Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute
 
Richard leads the Grantham Institute’s innovation activities. He has led the founding of our centre for climate change innovation, a partnership with the Royal Institution of Great Britain and founding members, ARUP, the Mayor of London, HSBC UK, Octopus Centre for Net Zero, Pollination and Slaughter and May. In his work as a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission he has advised and supported the GLA in the development of London as a global hub for cleantech innovation.
Naveed Chaudhry

Naveed Chaudhry

Co-Founder & Head of The Greenhouse at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation
 
Naveed runs The Greenhouse and Climate Launchpad at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation. He manages a range of climate-positive companies in sectors such as agtech, energy, mobility, AI, eco-materials, and many others.
Ajay Kathrani

Ajay Kathrani

Partnership Lead at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation 
Email: a.kathrani@imperial.ac.uk

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

Sarah Achaichia

Sarah Achaichia

Project Officer at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation 
Email: s.achaichia@imperial.ac.uk 

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

Rosa Salazar Benazar

Rosa Salazar Benazar

Communications Coordinator at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation
Email: r.salazar-benazar@imperial.ac.uk

Rosa supports the publicity, multi-channel communication activities and event management for the Centre for Climate Change Innovation.

Guillermo Montero Rodriguez

Guillermo Montero Rodriguez

Project Manager at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation
Email: guillermo.montero-rodriguez18@imperial.ac.uk

Guillermo leads all project management activities for the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI). He is responsible for the relation and activities with the Greater London Authority and European Funding bodies for the CCCI. And financially manages all programmes and projects in the centre.

 

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Sophie Van Eetvelt

Programme Manager of The Greenhouse at the Centre for Climate Change Innovation
Email:
s.vaneetvelt@imperial.ac.uk

Sophie will be managing the activities of The Greenhouse, working to coordinate with the rest of the CCCI and to ensure that the startup companies receive all the support they need via workshops, mentorship, networking and more.

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Edward Quigley

Project Manager (Internships)
Email:
e.quigley@imperial.ac.uk

Edward manages the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCCI) Internship programme, which funds the paid placement of some of the best students from Imperial and other institutions in SMEs and start-ups active within the climate, clean-tech and carbon sectors or with a specific project or area of activity in these areas.

Meet some of the startups we have worked with...