Cambridge Cleantech to launch at Anglia Ruskin

Published: 14 October 2011 at 14:49

New organisation to support growth of environmental goods and services

Cambridge Cleantech – a new organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services in Greater Cambridge, across the region and beyond – is being launched at Anglia Ruskin University on Friday, 21 October.

Over 250 local businesses and organisations have already confirmed their attendance at the launch at the new Lord Ashcroft Building at Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge. The keynote speaker is Julian Huppert MP, who will give his views on the opportunities for this crucial growth sector.

Other speakers include Cambridge Cleantech Chairman Hugh Parnell and CEO Martin Garratt, and the event is being chaired by Nigel Brown OBE, President of Cambridge Cleantech, who said:

“We are intent on making Cambridge one of the leading cleantech centres in Europe and in so doing help promote the next wave of the Cambridge hi-tech cluster.

“The business appetite for this new focus on cleantech is very strong and Cambridge Cleantech and the services we provide to members will ensure a real legacy for the GCP (Greater Cambridge Partnership).”

Cambridge Cleantech will encourage supply chain opportunities for companies in the sector, enable shared experience of innovative growth businesses and provide collective services such as access to finance, government regulatory updates and links to international partners.

Dr Aled Jones, Director of the Global Sustainability Institute at Anglia Ruskin, said:

“We are delighted to be a founding member, and to host the launch event, of Cambridge Cleantech.

“Tackling today’s global challenges requires a society of innovation and the opportunities created by leading the transformation towards a green economy could be significant. This is why we are keen to work with entrepreneurial companies in our region to help unlock some of these opportunities and accelerate this journey.”