8:30

Registration and networking breakfast

9:00

Welcome address

By BusinessGreen Editor–in–Chief James Murray

9:05

Keynote Address

Clean tech investment trends and how to navigate them
Julia Groves, Partner and Head of Crowdfunding, Downing

9:25

Technical Keynote

9:50 – 11:00

Clean tech pitch session – Cohort 1

This session will feature representatives from clean tech companies offering a four minute ‘elevator pitch' introducing their business, the opportunities it offers, and its short to medium–term fund–raising plans.

Timings for the presentations will be tightly regulated.

11:00 – 11:20

Networking coffee break

Attendees will get a chance to continue conversations started by the presentations over coffee.

11:20 – 12:30

Clean tech pitch session – Cohort 2

12:30 – 13:15

Structured networking session

Investors will be offered the opportunity to request short 5–10 minute meetings with the clean tech companies that have piqued their interest to ask further questions.

13:15

Closing address

BusinessGreen Editor–in–Chief James Murray wraps up proceedings.


Event overview:

It is a perennial complaint amongst clean tech entrepreneurs and engineers that it is too difficult to attract funding for exciting and potentially game–changing innovations. Equally, investors commonly counter that for all the clean tech sector's success in recent years there are too few investable propositions to consider.

The BusinessGreen Technology and Investment Forum aims to tackle some of the barriers that still exist between the investment and clean tech communities by bringing together some of the most exciting UK green technology companies with some of the key players from the angel, venture, crowd–funding, and sustainable investment communities.

Modelled on some of the successful clean tech and investment events that have proven so successful in Silicon Valley, the BusinessGreen Technology and Investment Forum will combine high profile keynote speakers with pitch sessions and structured networking opportunities, while also providing the perfect curtain–raiser for the prestigious BusinessGreen Technology Awards.