Cleantech Venture Day answers London’s calling
The Lahti-based capital investment event Cleantech Venture Day will be held in London, UK, annually from this year onward.
The new partnership is between the Finnish Nordic Innovation Accelerator and Cambridge Cleantech, consisting of a start-up cluster, cleantech sector corporates and a range of academic institutions including the University of Cambridge.
The first Cleantech Venture Day event will take place in London later this year. The final of the international Global Cleantech Later Stage Award competition will also be organised in connection with the event.
In Lahti, the next Cleantech Venture Day event will be organised in the spring of 2018.
“At the Lahti event, we will continue to focus on Nordic growth companies and supporting them in terms of financing and recognition,” says Nordic Innovation Accelerator’s president Nina Harjula. “We are really excited to get to grow the Cleantech Venture Day event’s reputation outside the Nordic countries with a committed partner. Cleantech Cambridge took the initiative and carried out an exhaustive comparison between different cleantech events before making their decision.”
Martin Garratt, CEO of Cambridge Cleantech, points out that securing funding is still the biggest challenge for the cluster’s member companies. “This proven investment event brings together a large group of the field’s most innovative cleantech companies, as well as fund managers, other investors and cleantech experts.”