ecoConnect announces €20,000 euro Cash Prizes to be Awarded to Technology Entrepreneurs at Cleantech Innovate 2015

Cash prizes to be awarded at technology entrepreneur showcases in London and Glasgow in 2015 for commercially viable low carbon innovations.

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Cleantech Innovate is proof that green growth is economic growth

(PRWEB UK) 18 June 2014

Following the announcement that ecoConnect’s Cleantech Innovate, programme will be extended to include a new showcase in Glasgow on 4 June 2015, as part of Glasgow’s Green Year 2015, we are delighted to also announce that a €20,000 euro cash prize will be presented to one finalist on the day at both the London and Scottish events.

The prizes will go to 2 companies demonstrating a high impact climate innovation with growth potential and is being awarded by event sponsor Climate KIC.

“I am thrilled Climate-KIC UK are able to support Cleantech Innovate again not only in London, but in Scotland too this year - as the UK’s largest clean-tech showcase it is important to demonstrate the cutting-edge technologies developing in climate innovation.” - Andrew Burford, Entrepreneurship Lead, Climate-KIC UK

Cleantech Innovate is proof that green growth is economic growth and this award highlights the real commercial opportunities in this sector. We are delighted to be extending the programme into Scotland with its wealth of experience in the low carbon sector and to have Climate KIC’s support at both events.” - Catherine Hokin, Co-Founder and Director, ecoConnect CIC

Cleantech Innovate is a unique annual event at which British and ROI companies, selected from a highly competitive field and representing the next generation of green industry pioneering, present live at the largest national showcase of its kind. The programme is now in its 3rd year.

Applications for technology companies wishing to present and delegates wishing to register for London (12 February) and Scotland (4 June) are now open at http://www.cleantechinnovate.com/.

The programme continues to be sponsored by DECC, Autodesk, Smith & Williamson, Carbon Limiting Technologies, Marks & Clerk , Climate KIC and Triteq with more sponsors to be announced shortly.

Cleantech Innovate is a unique annual event at which British and ROI companies, selected from a highly competitive field and representing the next generation of green industry pioneering, present live at the largest national showcase of its kind. The programme is now in its 3rd year.

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About ecoConnect

ecoConnect CIC is the UK's green industry business network, connecting individuals and companies working in the low carbon sector by providing essential links to investment, business support and industry expertise.

With offices in London and Glasgow, ecoConnect runs networking forums, training courses, investment pitches and supports the development of green technology innovation through Cleantech Innovate, its annual showcases in London and Glasgow.

A not-for-profit, politically independent agency, ecoConnect is working to accelerate the UK’s transition to a Green Economy.

For further information or interviews contact:

Lakvinder Dhillon at lakvinder(dot)dhillon(at)ecoconnect(dot)org(dot)uk or telephone + 44 (0) 870 803 3581


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