Baroness Stowell has visited the cleantech incubator at the Future Business Centre in Cambridge to find out about the aims of the Centre and the work of Cambridge Cleantech.
Baroness Stowell visits cleantech incubator
Baroness Stowell is Parliamentary Under Secretary at the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Minister responsible for the European Regional Development Fund, which has part funded the Centre.
While at the Future Business Centre, the Minister heard about the aims of the Centre with talks from Allia, the charity behind the Centre, and Cambridge Cleantech and was also given a tour of the space and business support on offer for social and environmental enterprises.
Baroness Stowell was full of praise for the Future Business Centre, the work of Cambridge Cleantech and the wide array of tenants and said, “Our aim is to create jobs and support local businesses and these projects deliver on both of these fronts. The businessmen and women I have met today are inspiring examples to us all and I am proud that we can provide support to them through projects such as the Future Business Centre. Local economies can and will prosper on the back of endeavours such as these.”
CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, Martin Garratt, commented Tthe building is filling up with cleantech businesses and we are making the Centre the hub of cleantech activity for the region from our ‘First Wednesday’ Seminars, to our 12 hour Cleantech Start Up Advise Service and from our Growth Programme to our myriad of inspiring events."
Cambridge Cleantech is the members’ organisation supporting the growth of environmental goods and services or “cleantech” companies in Greater Cambridge and beyond.