This event will take place from November 30 to December 7, 2013 in Colorado. Clean and Cool Mission Colorado is an entrepreneur mission to help the UK’s most promising early stage and innovative cleantech SMEs do business in the US faster.
A total of 16 of the UK’s most innovated clean technology companies have been selected for the 2013 Clean and Cool Mission in Colorado. Among the delegation are companies whose innovations address some of the most pressing climate challenges in the country and worldwide, including increasing transport pollution, improving energy efficiency in residential homes and easing reliance on peak grid supply. These companies will showcase their innovations and explore business opportunities associated with tackling climate change. The Mission will help these companies to develop quality contacts with investors and partners, gain unique insight, profit from fresh stimulus, and improve pitch and profile. There have been eight previous missions, supporting the most promising UK entrepreneurs and early stage businesses working in web innovation, future health and clean technology.
Colorado has been selected as the focus because it is rapidly establishing its US and global prominence as a cleantech innovation ecosystem. Colorado is the number one U.S market for renewable energy, the second best state for entrepreneurship and innovation, and with over 300 cleantech and 1600 support companies the state is currently 3rd for US cleantech vc financing.
In 2013, the Clean and Cool Mission will coincide with The Industry Growth Forum, the premier event for clean energy startups to maximize their exposure to receptive venture capital, corporate investors, and strategic partners.
Clean and Cool Mission is run by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, UKTI and private sector sponsors. The Technology Strategy Board (TSB), a business-led UK government body which works to create economic growth by ensuring that the UK is a global leader in innovation. Sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the Technology Strategy Board brings together business, research and the public sector, supporting and accelerating the development of innovative products and services to meet market needs, tackle major societal challenges and help build the future economy.
The following fields are part of the mission:
· Clean or green transportation fuels for aviation and motorcycles
· Electricity & other Energy conservation
· Smart meters and smart grids
· Thermal sciences
· Climate change
· Wind Solar Power
· Cutting emissions and pollution
UK Cleantech Startups Selected for the innovation Mission
· Agility Global has blended Formula 1 and aerospace design with advanced engineering and electric technology to manufacture the world’s first high-performance, clean tech motorcycle. Saietta, is a premium, electric urban sports motorcycle that more than lives up to its name. Strikingly designed, fast and powerful, it is also clean and green.
· Alquist has pioneered an award-winning Data Center temperature management system, targeted to become the new world standard for a $17bn industry segment growing at 28% per annum. Alquist’s monitoring system enables Data Center operators to manage risk and reduce energy spend, resulting in reduced carbon emissions.
· Arcola Energy is a developer, manufacturer and retailer of fuel cell-based low carbon energy solutions, converting chemical energy from a fuel, such as hydrogen, into electricity. Ultimately, this makes electricity more accessible and cost-effective for consumers and businesses. Arcola’s technology can be used in the home and within the construction, entertainment, education and automotive industries.
· To support the continued roll-out of smart grids throughout the U.S., Each For All Productions has developed the Merismus micro-grid which is plugged into a smart meter to automatically manage grid and microgeneration energy usage to lower energy bills through very little effort.
· Energy created through the roof which could eliminate heating, cooling and hot water bills is the aim of a new product from Flint Engineering which blends a photovoltaic and solar thermal collector in a roofing/cladding material to be used on both new and refitted domestic and commercial buildings.
· The energy output of the sun is about 386 billion megawatts, presenting a free and inexhaustible power source that can be captured and converted into electricity. Fullsun Photovoltaics is doing exactly that by using High Concentrated Photovoltaic (HCPV) technology in a lightweight solar module designed for utility and commercial/industrial rooftop markets.
· Current technology is incapable of realistically meeting future demand for sustainable aviation biofuels. The mission of Green Fuels Research, a new venture building on 10 years’ CleanTech heritage, is to develop enabling technologies at every step in the value chain from primary producer to airplane
· In the US, a massive $7.4 billion is spent on cooling datacentres annually. Iceotope supports these applications by providing massive processing power, memory and storage in an integrated computing system cooled with liquid, which saves energy and lowers costs.
· Magnifye superconducting permanent magnets can be used to improve the efficiency of any electrical machine. Ten times stronger than conventional magnets, they are small enough to fit into the palm of the hand and large enough to power a train or a cruise liner. With almost limitless applications, Magnifye could transform the way the world powers electrical machines.
· Moixa Technology plans to put millions of smart batteries into customer premises to reduce peak period demand on the grid and improve the energy efficiency of essential Direct Current (DC) devices such as lights and mobile phones. Use of Moixa’s technology helps to significantly reduce bills and improves energy security by enabling the storage of energy at off-peak times.
· PJH Partnership has developed an innovative and domestically applicable solar power storage unit. The system is targeted to address grid-scale storage and balancing needs resulting from the continual growth of electricity generation from domestic houses.
· Renovagen has developed a transportable solar power solution that is capable of generating ten times more power than existing technologies. Designed for temporary or semi-permanent use in remote off-grid locations where self-sufficient power generation is essential.
· Considerable energy savings in both domestic and commercial environments can be realised by using high power heat batteries. Sunamp has developed a Heat Battery that is super-compact but can store heat from conventional and non-conventional heat pumps and boilers, delivering it quickly and with maximum energy efficiency as needed.
· Through innovation and ingenuity Straw Fuels has created a range of eco-friendly fire logs. Made from straw, the logs are clean, easy to use and produce much lower levels of smoke than traditional wood.
· Public vehicles, particularly buses, have a reputation for polluting roads, but a new hybrid-electric system from Vantage Power has been designed to help the bus industry to meet the increasing demands for lower emissions, improve air quality, and cut fuel consumption simultaneously, without the need for investing in new hybrid buses.
· The U.S. has a target of 20% renewable energy by 2020, and this target has been behind the development of a new grid-scale energy storage battery from Wind Power Performance that promises to lower energy storage costs globally.
The week-long agenda is designed to provide unparallelled insights, connections and opportunities.
Monday Dec 2
08.45 – 12.15 Pitch sessions and panel discussion
Venue: Hotel Boulderado, Columbine Room, 2115 Thirteenth Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Tuesday Dec 3
18.30 – 20.30 UKTI and British Consul hosted Reception and Networking
Venue: Galvanize, 1062 Delaware St, Denver, CO 80204
Thursday Dec 5
18.30 – 20.30 Rocky Mountain Innosphere hosted panel and networking event
Venue: All Staff Room, New Belgium Brewery, 500 Linden, Fort Collins, CO 80524
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