What we do
We work on key climate change challenges, bringing together broad communities to generate ideas that can then be applied in the real world. Technical innovation, policy innovation, social innovation. It is all important in addressing the causes and effects of climate change.
At The Grantham Institute – Climate Change and the Environment we have been running innovation activities for almost a decade. We were a founding partner of the Climate Knowledge Innovation Community (Climate-KIC). This resulted in the development of a number of innovation programmes, including the Climate-KIC Accelerator, Climate Launchpad, The Journey, and many others.
Centre for Climate Change Innovation
The Centre for Climate Change Innovation, co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, aspires to develop a highly networked, inclusive and integrated cleantech ecosystem in London that can stimulate and support the emergence of new businesses.
Working closely with its Advisory Board, one of the CCCI’s key areas of focus is to ensure current innovation barriers are mitigated and cleantech innovators can provide an effective response to London’s environmental challenges. More specifically, the team brokers new collaborative interventions between cleantech startups/SMEs and public and private clients in London. This brokerage activity supports startups and SMEs in scaling up cleantech products or services, while simultaneously helping demand-side end-users to define and address their environmental challenges.
Moreover, The Greenhouse our early-stage startup accelerator programme provides support for technology and commercial development through access to Imperial College’s world-class research and innovation expertise, technological and commercial know-how, network, and support, to develop a credible and investable business.