Undaunted, part of the Better Futures programme, are launching their second cohort for the Better Futures Retrofit Accelerator.

Better Futures Retrofit Accelerator is calling for applications from innovative minds who are passionate about transforming the built environment and driving sustainability forward.

ūüóďÔłŹ Deadline for Applications: March 10, 2024

ūüĒó How to apply: Application form | Application guidance

Property Advice Service Programme are delivering FREE commercial property advice to businesses in London.

Join their next webinar on Tuesday February 20th, 10:00 – 11:00, and learn about:

1 – Business rates and rate relief

2 – Understanding your lease

3 – Resolving your property problems

Get involved so you don’t miss out on exclusive insights and industry expertise, alongside engaging with specialists to gain invaluable advice for your commercial property needs.

To attend, simply click here to fill in our Property Advice Service registration form.

Radiant Matter is hiring!

Radiant Matter¬†¬†is developing a new generation of colour and material solutions for the circular economy. Inspired by nature’s ingenuity, they engineer naturally sparkling structural colours to help the textile industry dramatically reduce its environmental impact.¬† They have developed the world’s first BioSequin, built with sparkling iridescence.
Made from renewable and abundant cellulose, their biodegradable sequins are brilliantly shimmering colours which are non-toxic, colourfast and pigment free. Their glittering metallic sheen is free from minerals, metals, and associated mining, offering an ethical supply chain.  Following on from their success at COP28 in Dubai where they showcased at Stella McCartney Sustainable Market: Innovating Tomorrow’s Solutions at COP28.

They are now looking to expand with 3 new roles!

1 – Mechanical/Production Engineer

2 –¬† Polymer Scientist

3 РColloidal Scientist 

Good Luck!


30 April 2024 –
1 May 2024

 

Time:
9.00¬†–¬†18.00¬†BST

Location:
Olympia London

Audience:
Open to all

Cost:
Free

Tickets:
Registration in advance

 REGISTER

Innovation Zero, the UK‚Äôs largest net-zero congress, returns to London Olympia for the second edition on¬†30 April ‚Äď 1 May 2024,¬†alongside its new co-located event, Infrastructure Zero.

Supported by the UK Government, Innovation
Zero provides a meeting place for announcements, partnerships, deal-making, and collaborations for those who develop, produce, deploy, and fund low carbon solutions.

Our mission?¬†To accelerate¬†meaningful action towards a low carbon economy¬†and society‚Äč.

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Women in Cleantech (WiCT) is a project funded by the Mayor of London, led by Undaunted to develop an active and collaborative network that brings together a suite of resources that recognises and supports women entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders.

As part of their plans to continuously improve and tailor the network Undaunted has created a survey.

If you are a female cleantech founder, take a few minutes to share your thoughts by completing the short survey before 9 February. All responses are anonymous.

 

The Cleantech Group recently launched its latest Global Cleantech 100 report Рa list of innovators with the technologies and determination to take us from commitments to actions in the sprint to net-zero. The report also offers insight into the fast-changing market trends that give us hope of a sustainable future and the drivers behind the progress of each sector.

View the report.

Three highlighted opportunities at Undaunted: 

1. Paid climate innovation internship opportunity at Undaunted:

Are you passionate about climate innovation and looking for an exciting part-time paid role? Maybe you know someone who fits that bill? We’re currently recruiting an intern to work within The Greenhouse¬†team in a role that will also give the post-holder an insight into the rest of Undaunted’s work.

The candidate will gain an overview of how Undaunted supports cleantech start-ups and an insight into developing technologies in the field of climate and sustainability focused innovation.

Deadline: 29 January 2024    Job description, key responsibilities and requirements for the role

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2. Want to enter the sustainability sector but have no idea where to start or look?

The Green Careers Fair is the perfect chance to network with professionals working on tackling the climate crisis. It will host energy, consultancy, biotechnology companies and more!

Supported by Sustainable Imperial and organised by Imperial student societies, the event is open to all. No pre-registration is required Рadd the date to your calendar and drop in on the day.

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3. Ready to shape the future of cleantech?

Imperial’s new¬†MSc Cleantech Innovation¬†is designed to provide aspiring climate entrepreneurs with the skills and knowledge necessary to create pioneering innovations within sectors including energy, materials, manufacturing, water, transport and food.

Jointly delivered through the Dyson School of Design Engineering and the Grantham Institute РClimate Change and the Environment, including a residency project with Undaunted.

Find out more, meet some of the faculty and ask your questions at the upcoming virtual open day on 21 February, 12.00-13.30 GMT.

We celebrate an incredible accolade for two of our home grown West London innovators who beat off the competition to be showcased in the world’s largest sustainable international conference in Dubai last November – COP28.¬† Magway was selected amongst hundreds of applicants to present their solution in the UK pavilion in the blue zone whilst Radiant Matter¬† were in the spotlight at the Stella McCartney Sustainable Market: Innovating Tomorrow‚Äôs Solutions.

Radiant Matter, a chosen supplier partner to Stella McCartney, was able to showcase how they are pushing the boundaries of biomaterials. Their contribution represents a significant step towards reducing the environmental impact of traditional material in fashion.

Magway, recognised at COP28 as one of only two companies to feature a physical model on the main UK pavilion, demonstrated the potential to revolutionise ‘hard-to-decarbonise’ industries like construction and mining. The enthusiastic reception at the event underscored the substantial impact their solution could have in transforming these sectors.

The success of Magway and Radiant Matter at COP28 highlights the power of collaboration, innovation, and a dedicated community.

Read more on each of our spotlight companies journey at COP28 :

Radiant Matter at COP 28       Magway in the UK pavilion

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File:Earthshot Prize.svg - Wikipedia City Farm Systems Ltd | LinkedIn

City Farm Systems, a West London Business member has been delighted to announce they have been nominated for The 2024 Earthshot Prize. In parallel with Prince William announcing the 2023 award winners in Singapore nominations were invited for next year’s program from approved bodies.

“It is with great pleasure that I inform you of your nomination for The 2024 Earthshot Prize. Your application stood out among many outstanding submissions, and we are honored to endorse your project as it aligns remarkably with the goals and values of The Earthshot Prize.

Your initiative‚Äôs potential for significant impact, alignment with the Prize‚Äôs selection priorities, and the scalability of your solution were particularly impressive. We believe that your work embodies the transformative spirit and innovation that The Earthshot Prize seeks to recognize and support.” – Impact Entrepreneur‚Äôs selection committee Laurie Lane-Zucker

Helping Smart Cities Feed Themselves is why City Farm Systems was formed with the aim of reducing the resources needed to provide healthy food.

Many news headlines mention shortages of fresh produce such as herbs and salads while commercial greenhouses and Vertical Farms can no longer pay excessive overheads. With intensive indoor growers facing huge energy costs City Farm Systems offer an alternative business model to supply crops that can often cost more to deliver than to grow.

CFS’s automated rooftop greenhouses distribute growing to avoid the most expensive final mile and vast amounts of transit only packaging. This swaps food miles for minutes and metres, hands shelf life to the consumer and avoids empty shelves. Since city traffic is no longer faster than a horse and cart congested cities impose access charging this gives many benefits to urban populations. With all heavily occupied buildings paying to dump near perfect conditions for a greenhouse this makes them more efficient and helps make healthy food affordable. Consuming a host building’s Scope 1&2 emissions this is a better than Net Zero solution that avoids all related Scope 3 emissions.

City Farm Systems seeks partnerships in the commercial property, building services sectors and any business who recognises the potential this offers to address the issues flagged up at COP28 while moving ESG from a must have overhead to a profit earning asset.

To find out more on the website: City Farm Systems ‚Äď Net Zero from Seed-to-Sale

Applications are now open for a fully-funded training programme with industry experts. Emerging fashion brands will benefit from monthly mentoring and peer-to-peer workshops worth over £2,500 per participating business.

The programme will be delivered Evo Fashion, managed by University of the Arts London (UAL)’s Fashion District, and aims to help up-and-coming fashion companies in the capital build strong business models, gain access to funding and more. The programme is supported by the Mayor of London and is a testament to London’s incredibly supportive ecosystem for scaleups.

“London is the fashion capital of the world and supporting new brands, businesses and designers through projects such as Evo Fashion will help new fashion entrepreneurs thrive. The Mayor and I are proud to support initiatives like these which work with businesses to build a better, more sustainable and prosperous London for everyone.” – Justine Simons OBE, Deputy Mayor for Culture and the Creative Industries

Evo Fashion is a five-month experiential programme for emerging brands and fashion technology businesses. It will take a holistic approach to business strategy, focusing on supply chain sustainability, ethical working standards, channels to market, and investment readiness. Designed to fit alongside work commitments, activities will include an initial two-day intensive, masterclasses, and peer-to-peer learning culminating in an industry showcase.

Evo Fashion is delivered by Fashion District and Evo Learning

APPLY NOW!

For more information: New programme to support London creatives behind sustainable fashion brands | Bdaily