UK cleantech start-ups on US trade mission

A group of UK cleantech start-ups are set to take part in an entrepreneurial trade mission to Silicon Valley, San Francisco in a bid to break into the competitive US market and stimulate UK investment.

The latest Clean and Cool Mission trade mission competition will see 16 of the UK’s top cleantech companies head to Silicon Valley to take part in a week-long event to gain vital connections, insights and opportunities to help accelerate their business.

It is anticipated the mission, supported by UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) will boost the UK’s growing cleantech sector and help drive inward investment into the UK by championing British cleantech innovations.

According to the TSB, the companies which have been selected represent the best of the UK’s energy storage, agriculture and food, water, renewable energy, transport and energy efficiency enterprises.

The 16 companies set to attend include: Aeristech, Cella Energy, Energy Deck, Green Structures, G-Volution, Highview Power Storage, Moixa Technology, Naked Energy , Oxford Photovoltaics , RE Hydrogen, SAVortex, SEaB Energy, Seawater Greenhouse, VerdErg Renewable Energy, Whitefox Technologies and Zeta Controls.

Run in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board (TSB), The Long Run Venture and Co-Sponsorship Agency the latest mission will take place from March 24 – 31. The winners will be given the chance to meet with the top Silicon Valley investors, customers and supply chain partners.

UKTI chief executive Nick Baird, said: “This is an exciting and important mission, and we look forward to helping them build their understanding to achieve success in the lucrative US low carbon market, develop partnerships with American companies, and attract the attention of the US venture capital community.”

Carys Matthews

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