New cleantech incubator in Cambridge draws the crowds


08-10-2013

The Cambridge Cleantech Open Evening at the Future Business Centre this Thursday (October 10) features a tour of the new building - the first purpose-built incubator for the cleantech sector in Cambridge. More than 100 attendees have already registered.

The event, which is open to all, takes place on Thursday 10 October at 4:30pm.

Please visit the link below to book:

http://cambridgecleantech.org.uk/open-evening-new-cleantech-incubator-in-cambridge

Cambridge Cleantech, which will be based in the new incubator, is working to develop the Cambridge area as Europe’s leading cleantech hub. Nine million pounds has been spent on the new building which will be at the heart of the cleantech wave of Silicon Fen, supplementing the earlier ICT and Life Science waves of the last decades.

Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech says: “We are looking forward to being a tenant at the new cleantech incubator where we will be among our own community of cleantech start-ups. We will be supporting the cleantech companies with ‘First Friday’ surgeries, specialists in residence and a cleantech events programme. We believe we are ahead of other European centres and can develop a globally recognised centre of excellence in Cleantech.”

The Future Business Centre has 35,000 sq ft for 50 start ups and is a ‘BREEAM Excellent’ (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) rated building which is naturally ventilated with a high thermal mass and using recycled concrete in the frame. The building uses a mixture of solar panels and thin solar films built into the roof and cladding to produce electricity and uses solar thermal water heating systems to reduce energy demands. With LED lighting throughout, an electric car charging point and a rooftop garden, the centre is a showcase for sustainable building.

Cambridge Cleantech is the members' organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “cleantech” companies in Greater Cambridge and across the region.

Its ambitious plans are to further develop Cambridge as a leading cleantech centre in Europe and in doing so help promote the next wave of the Cambridge hi-tech cluster. Cambridge Cleantech encourages supply chain opportunities for companies in the sector, enables shared experience of innovative growth businesses and provides collective services such as access to finance, government regulatory updates and links to international partners.

 

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For more information contact:

•    Martin Garratt, CEO or Sean Crawford Brown tel: 07789 922487 or 01223 750017

•     For more information visit: www.cambridgecleantech.org.uk


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Cambridge Cleantech is the members’ organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “cleantech” companies in Greater Cambridge and beyond.

Cambridge Cleantech