Careers

Our people share a powerful mission: catalysing opportunities in sustainable innovation. From sectors like Agriculture & Food and Energy & Power, to Materials & Chemicals, Resources & Environment and Transportation & Logistics, our teams work with innovators and corporate clients to help build a digitized, decarbonized and resource efficient future.

And while the work we do matters, we don’t take ourselves too seriously. We’re cooperative, compassionate and value diverse talents and opinions. We take pride not only in what we do, but also in the way we do it. Have a look at our job offerings and send us your details.

  • UK Director: Cleantech Innovation and Policy

    Location: Remote, UKLearn more

    Type of role: Contractor (6 months, potential to convert to full time role)

    Start date: 1 October 2022

    ABOUT US                                    
    Championing Sustainable Innovation, Catalyzing Business Opportunities

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting, and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation. Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, de-carbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments, and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

    The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with people based in the US, UK, France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, and Czech Republic. We are a small and global distributed team looking forward to expanding.

    PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

    We’re looking for a manager to join our consulting team, to support the UK expansion of our Cleantech for Europe initiative, supported by Bill Gates-founded Breakthrough Energy, with the mission of scaling cleantech innovation for climate impact and industrial leadership.

    As UK Director, you will lead the UK initiative, setting a new narrative of cleantech-enabled economic regeneration and advocating for the policy needed to support the vision.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Analyze the UK cleantech innovation ecosystem and related policy environment to identify strengths, weaknesses and opportunities to develop the ecosystem for step change increases in climate impact
    • Identify opportunities and potential impact for government support of UK cleantech scale ups
    • Develop a vision and narrative for UK cleantech’s contribution to the future UK and a green economic regeneration
    • Raise the public profile of the initiative, sharing insights and positions through media contacts and speaking engagements
    • Engage policy makers, cleantech investors and innovators to strengthen connections and understanding of the opportunities for policy to facilitate cleantech scaleup for accelerated climate impact
    • Organize workshops and events focussed on clean technology and UK policy
    • Develop opinions and insights on a range of clean technology topics
    • Build partnerships with organizations working towards similar goals
    • Coordinate with counterparts in EU Member States, to share learnings and identify synergies
    • Develop your industry network, recruit speakers and moderate panels at Cleantech for Europe Summits and Cleantech Group events
    REQUIREMENTS
    • Bachelor’s degree in environment, law, economics, policy or a related field
    • At least 5 years’ experience in a government or multilateral agency, cleantech investment or relevant business role
    • Strong interest in innovation in clean technology, willingness to keep up with latest research and industry developments
    • Existing network in policy, global climate research and media
    • Able to analyze complex information and shape into meaningful research deliverables, working towards deadlines
    • Demonstrated experience in thought leadership and high-impact communications
    • Desire to develop by giving and receiving feedback to other team members
    • Ready to take on challenges and learn new skills
    • Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively with a range of diverse people and job functions
    • Excellent written, Excel and PowerPoint skills

    At Cleantech Group we recruit for potential and are invested in everyone’s development, so we will make sure you’re set up for success!

    HOW TO APPLY

    If this sounds like you, we would like to get in touch!  Please send us your CV at openpositions@cleantech.com.

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and ensure the promotion of equal opportunity for all people employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, colour, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, or disability status. Please let us know if you need any adjustment during your application or recruitment process and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.


  • Lead Analyst: Transportation & Logistics

    This will be a US-based individual. Although this can be a remote position with some travel to events, meetings etc as required, you might be better positioned if you are near a relevant ecosystem to engage on a regular basis.Learn more

    Cleantech Group is seeking an experienced analyst with deep understanding of how innovative technologies are disrupting transportation and mobility and making the industry more sustainable and resource efficient. As a Sector lead in our research team, you will be our resident expert on innovative companies, business models, trends, and market opportunities. You should be comfortable engaging in conversations with ecosystem stakeholders, sharing insights and learning. You will be part of a global team who are on a mission to bring clients actionable insights and strategies to leverage innovation for sustainable growth.

     

    What you’ll do:
    • Lead research for the transportation and logistics sector. This research will involve engaging innovators, incumbents, investors and a diverse group of participants across the ecosystem to understand and analyze the role of innovation in a complex market evolving to become more sustainable.
    • Be a thought leader in transportation and logistics – develop unique perspectives and represent company in related press discussions and at external conferences.
    • Qualitative analysis on global market drivers, challenges, opportunities, activity and trends. Topics include (but are not limited to) electrification, mobility services, logistics & supply chain, sustainable aviation, maritime shipping and hydrogen.
    • Develop, write and publish research insights. Research methodology includes primary interviews with industry stakeholders as well as secondary research.
    • As the subject matter expert, support the consulting team to develop strategies for energy utilities, energy majors, automakers, suppliers, institutional investors and governments to engage external innovation.
    • Collaborate with the business development team to help drive the new research and consulting business pipeline.
    • Build and cultivate a network of innovators, investors, corporates, and other key industry stakeholders. Be the external face of transportation & logistics knowledge at Cleantech Group, including responding to media inquiries and speaking at external events.
    • Regularly track industry activity and maintain data and taxonomy in our proprietary database. Work with product team to help maintain and improve our cleantech activity database.
    •  Work collaboratively with other sector specialists and help manage junior analysts.
    • Help produce transportation-related content at Cleantech Group events. This includes choosing session topics, recruiting speakers, and moderating panel discussions.

     

    Ideally, you will build on an existing base of transportation-specific experience and expertise and have:
    • A natural passion for and interest in transportation and logistics innovation.
    • An ability to engage a wide variety of people and organizations in conversations about innovation, industry disruption and strategy.
    • Understanding of industry and incumbent dynamics – how leading companies need to adjust to a changing transportation landscape and what drives them to engage innovative solutions.
    • Understanding of the challenges industry incumbents face as they follow their own net-zero strategies and adapt to disruption.
    • A passion to learn and engage with challenging questions.
    As part of our team we expect you will also have
    • A minimum of 3 years’ experience working in subscription-based research, consulting, corporate strategy, a startup or other relevant experience.
    • Ability to deduce important trends, drivers, or challenges from secondary or primary research.
    • An interest in presenting research, both to clients and to external stakeholders.
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages.
    • Ability to work under pressure on multiple workstreams while providing consistent quality work.
    • Ability to work autonomously while sticking to rigorous deadlines.
    • Most importantly, be a fun, kind, and trustworthy team-member to work alongside.

     

    Location: This will be a US-based individual. Although this can be a remote position with some travel to events, meetings etc as required, you might be better positioned if you are near a relevant ecosystem to engage on a regular basis.

    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, performance bonus, healthcare and benefits.

    Please submit your CV and a cover letter to openpositions@cleantech.com

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


  • Data & Ecosystem Analyst

    Location: (Flexible/Remote) Europe or UKLearn more

    We’re looking for a Data & Ecosystem Analyst to join our research team.

    Responsibilities
    • Update and maintain our i3 database, which provides insights on over 30,000 companies, their investment histories and management teams.
      • Follow market activity and develop processes to ensure activity is correctly tracked and uploaded into our online research platform.
      • Support research team in updating deals and company profiles in the i3 database.
    • Review and update investors’ portfolios, funds and sectors.
    • Review and update Entrepreneurial Support Organizations (ESOs) programs and portfolios.
      • ESOs refer to organizations such as universities, accelerators, incubators, NGOs and other firms providing structured support to innovators.
      • Duties will include identifying relevant ESOs, programs, sponsors/partners, relevant deals and companies, and owning responsibility for bringing data into i3 and continuously building and updating the ESO ecosystem.
    • Conduct on-going secondary research, including identifying new companies, investments and partnerships.
    • Conduct on-going primary research interviews with entrepreneurial companies and other stakeholders across the clean technology ecosystem.
    • Contribute to and derive quantitative analysis from ecosystem data.
    • Contribute to client ready insight publications and client briefings, applying our research frameworks. Our research work includes analysis of market segment value chains, business activities, market drivers, challenges, competitive landscapes and profiling of innovative companies.

     

    Requirements
    • Strong demonstrated interest in innovation in clean technology
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages
    • Ability to research effectively, and work toward deadlines
    • Desire to develop by giving and receiving feedback to other team members
    • Excellent written, Excel and PowerPoint skills.
    • Experience in using Pivot Tables and other data analytics tools

     

    About Us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future, and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

    Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

    The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence based in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

    How to Apply

    Send your C.V. and cover letter to: openpositions@cleantech.com  We plan to fill this job by July or August 2022.

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


  • Lead Analyst: Energy & Power

    This will be a US-based role. Although this can be a remote position with some travel to events and meetings, you might be better positioned if you are near a relevant ecosystem to engage on a regular basis.Learn more

    Are you an experienced analyst who understands how innovative technologies enable solutions in the energy and power landscape? Are you as dedicated to a net-zero future as we are? As a Lead Analyst in our research team, you’ll be our go-to expert for questions on innovative companies, business models, trends and opportunities. We’re looking for someone who’s comfortable engaging in conversations about these topics across the ecosystem and sharing expert insights. You’ll join a global team on a mission to bring clients actionable insights and strategies to leverage innovation for sustainable growth.

    What you’ll do:

    • Lead research the energy and power sector. This research will involve engaging innovators, incumbents, investors and diverse group of participants across the ecosystem to understand from the bottom up the roll of innovation in the context of a complex market evolving to become more sustainable.
    • Regularly publish qualitative analysis drivers, challenges, opportunities and developments relevant to participants across the global ecosystem. Topics may range across business activities such as: green hydrogen production, fusion, wind O&M, grid flexibility, asset management, resilience, buildings, NILM, consumer engagement.
    • As the subject matter expert, support the consulting team to develop innovation strategies for utilities, energy majors, industrials, and governments to engage external innovation.
    • Collaborate with business development to help drive the new research and consulting business pipeline.
    • Develop a name for yourself in the industry, building and cultivating a network of innovators, investors, corporates, and other key industry stakeholders. This will include active development, moderating/speaking at internal and external industry events internationally.
    • Work with product development teams to help maintain and improve our cleantech activity database.
    • Work collaboratively with other sector specialists and help manage junior analysts.

    You’ll build on an existing base of energy-specific experience:

    • A dedication to emerging and disruptive technologies within the energy and power industry as well as innovative business models.
    • An ability to engage a wide variety of people and organizations in conversations about innovation, energy and changing dynamics.
    • An understanding of the sectors’ energy market structure/design, regional/national policy/regulation, and traditional supply markets.
    • Proven experience applying your analytical skills to subscription-based research services.
    • Ability to deduce important trends, drivers, or challenges from secondary or primary research.
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages.
    • Ability to work under pressure on multiple workstreams while providing consistent quality work.
    • Ability to work autonomously while sticking to rigorous deadlines.
    • An international/global view, ideally having travelled and beyond fluency in English, also have a second language.
    • Most importantly, be a fun, kind, and trustworthy team-member to work alongside.

    Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience, performance bonus, healthcare and benefits.

    Please submit your CV and a cover letter to openpositions@cleantech.com

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


  • Research Interns

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    Location:  Europe or North America

    The Position

    We’re looking for interns to join our research team for the summer of 2021.

    Apply Now

    Responsibilities

    • Contribute to our i3 database, which provides insights on over 30,000 companies, their investment histories and management teams.
    • Review investors’ portfolios, funds and sectors.
    • Follow market activity and ensure activity is correctly tracked and uploaded into our online research platform.
    • Conduct on-going secondary research, including identifying new companies, investments and partnerships
    • Conduct on-going primary research interviews with entrepreneurial companies and other stakeholders across the clean technology ecosystem.
    • Contribute to client ready insight publications and client briefings, applying our research frameworks. Our research work includes analysis of market segment value chains, business activities, market drivers, challenges, competitive landscapes and profiling of innovative companies.

    Requirements

    • Strong demonstrated interest in innovation in clean technology
    • Ability to synthesize data and insights into clear and concise written messages
    • Ability to research effectively, and work toward deadlines
    • Desire to develop by giving and receiving feedback to other team members
    • Excellent written and PowerPoint skills.

    About Us

    At Cleantech Group, we provide research, consulting and events to catalyze opportunities for sustainable growth powered by innovation. We bring clients access to the trends, companies and people shaping the future, and the customized advice and support businesses need to engage external innovation.

    Industries are undergoing definitive transitions toward a more digitized, decarbonized and resource-efficient industrial future. At every stage from initial strategy to final deals, our services bring corporate change makers, investors, governments and stakeholders from across the ecosystem, the support they need to thrive in this fast-arriving and uncertain future.

    The company was established in 2002 and is headquartered in San Francisco with a growing international presence based in London. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

    How to Apply

    Send us your C.V. and covering letter.

    Apply Now

    Cleantech Group is committed to diversity in its workforce. Cleantech Group is an equal opportunity employer and ensures the promotion of equal opportunity for all persons employed or seeking employment, without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability status.