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.

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The Greenhouse

Have you explored your technology and want to take it to the next level? Find out more about The Greenhouse and join the world-leading innovation programme for climate positive ideas.

We have supported nearly 100 startups, who have already gone on to raise over $275m in follow-on funding, and created more than 1,000 jobs. If you want to follow in their steps and have a clearly thought-out idea, an understanding of your business model, and a committed team.

** Applications for the July 2021 cohort are closed. Applications for the next cohort (Cohort #3) will open in November. **

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Climate Launchpad

Do you have a green business idea that you would like to test? Apply to the Climate Launchpad and transform your vision into a successful startup.

This is the place for you if you have an exciting idea that you want to try out and develop. You’ll learn how to fast-track your idea, and ultimately get it funded and launched. 

Applications for the 2021 Climate Launchpad are now closed. Applications for the next programme will open in Spring 2022.