Sustainable Solutions GLOBAL INNOVATION HUB

Your Access Point For New Opportunities

Looking to scale your innovation? Need ideas, resources and advice to take your start-up or scale-up to the next level? From agriculture to transport, recycling, chemicals, clean energy and the latest in AI, our innovation hub is here to help you find opportunities with corporates, investors, accelerators and programs dedicated to helping us create a cleaner, cooler future.

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Elemental Excelerator

Well-established accelerator program offers coaching, connections, projects and investment

Elemental selects 15-20 companies each year to accelerate growth in three ways for Seed to Series C+ companies, with a minimum operating prototype and at least two full time employees: project funding, strategy coaching, and commercial introductions. They seek solutions for cohort 10 (for an October 2021 start) in these sectors and themes – energy, mobility, water, food & agriculture, and the circular economy. Find more details on their site.

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2021 Liveability Challenge

Help Tropical Cities to Accelerate Decarbonization and Address Resource Challenges

The 2021 Liveability Challenge is seeking proposals for the most disruptive, game-changing ideas that will help tropical cities accelerate decarbonisation and address their resource challenges. There is particular interest in carbon capture, utilisation and storage solutions, as well as breakthrough technologies or materials that will reinvent waste streams into valuable resources or replace or reduce packaging in key sectors such as food and e-commerce.

Finalists will compete in June for the grand prize of up to S$1 million in grant funding for project development, along with other prizes

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CNRL Methane Challenge

Canadian Natural is looking for methane leak detection solutions that use passive technologies.

Low Carbon Business Action for Canada (LCBACanada) is funded by the EU to bring together buyers and sponsors from Canada with SMEs and Small-Midcaps from across the European Union. The aim is to support green solutions that promote circular processes with resource efficiency, sustainability and low carbon technologies. Is your focus methane leak detection that uses passive technologies? Does your solution work from greater distances? Aerial, satellite of truck mounted? Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL) and LCBACanada are looking for EU innovators.

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About Cleantech Group

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 London, Paris and Boston. Our parent company, Enovation Partners, is based in Chicago.

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