Clean Growth UK


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Lead higher education institution (HEI): University of Brighton
HEI partners: Universities of Portsmouth and Liverpool John Moores
CCF follow on funding award: £1,376,170

Clean Growth UK is a university-led innovation network of forward-thinking green businesses. Our mission is to connect climate-conscious businesses with the resources they need to innovate and grow. Our membership of over 2,000 companies brings together businesses who are developing the solutions needed for a sustainable, net zero future. Our regional hubs at the University of Brighton, Portsmouth University, and Liverpool John Moores University provide dedicated innovation support to members, linking them to extensive research expertise and facilities. We also provide commercialisation and investment support, ensuring that clean innovations are successfully brought to market, creating climate and green growth impacts. Since launch in early 2019 we have successfully united the three regional hubs under one brand and service model. We have created a covid-safe virtual workshop programme and information infrastructure consisting of a CRM, website with members directory and portal. We attract over 30 new members per month and have delivered:

  • 200 R&D projects
  • £9 million R&D income
  • 130 products/services developed
  • 300 jobs created/safeguarded

Clean Growth UK is now moving into its second phase thanks to CCF follow on funding. We will expand to the network to additional University hubs and create a thematic, refreshed service offer. We will also further develop relationships with corporate partners and implement a sustainable business plan to ensure longevity of the network, thus supporting UK SMEs to innovate solutions to the climate emergency into the future.