Partner events

There are a large number of events covering numerous cleantech sector themes and Rushlight Events is, of course, a key provider in this market.  We are pleased to be able to tell you about the events of our partners and supporters, as we have a large number of collaborators who also put on excellent events to support cleantech companies and the deployment of sustainable solutiuons.


Innovation Gateway 2017 is now open

The Innovation Gateway is an alliance of organizations across sectors working in partnership to reduce the risk and cost of adopting high-impact solutions to transform their buildings. The corporates involved are Heathrow, Carillion, Royal Bank of Scotland, University of Cambridge, Unite Students, Kingfisher plc and Lancaster University. The partners are redefining how large corporates can collaborate and work collectively to source and accelerate the uptake of innovation.

The aim of the Innovation Gateway is to provide SMEs, startups, and entrepreneurs who have a solution towards a more resource efficient future with a chance to get in front of key decision makers at UK blue-chip organisations, at no cost. They are always on the lookout of start-ups that are interested in accessing UK Corporates to gain credibility and trial their ideas in a real business situation. The first round of 2017 is now open and they are looking for solutions to:

  • Predicting plant and equipment failures
  • Reducing water use and waste
  • Improving the maintenance of gutters
  • Innovative insulation solutions
  • Reducing use of electrical energy in buildings
  • Portable heating & cooling

Go to their website and sign up today!


Clean + Cool’s Entrepreneur Mission to Silicon Valley

Clean and Cool is looking to find the UK’s best young cleantech and sustainability companies that are looking to grow faster.

They have launched a competition to find 16-20 Clean + Cool entrepreneurs to take part in an entrepreneur mission to Silicon Valley and would like to invite you to apply.

The mission aims to bring together CEOs who are pioneering groundbreaking opportunities in the cleantech sector to explore cross-border opportunities and find faster ways to grow.

Winners will spend a week meeting potential customers, partners and investors and will learn from first-hand stories of Silicon Valley Innovation.

The mission is supported by Innovate UK and the Department of International Trade.

For more information and details on how to apply please visit

Applications are now open until 13/4/17.

If you’ve got any further questions, would like to express your interest or to get in touch with the rest of the Clean + Cool team, please feel free to contact them at


LowCVP Annual Conference: SAVE THE DATE – Tuesday, 27 June 2017, City Hall, London. Supported by the Mayor of London.

Date: 27 Jun 2017
Time: 9.30am – 7:00pm
Location: City Hall, London
Price: TBC

Full Address:  
City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London SE1 2AA

Join us at the LowCVP’s annual conference, supported by the Mayor of London, which will take place at City Hall on Tuesday 27 June 2017. The conference will be followed by a drinks reception in ‘London’s Living Room’. This year’s event will coincide with the publication of new transport and environment strategies for the capital. It will focus on how city-level policy needs to adapt to tackle the twin challenges of climate change and air pollution in an era of ‘mobility revolution’.

Key themes will include:

  • Tackling the twin challenges of air quality and climate change in cities
  • Maximising ‘electric miles’ and how the electric revolution provides the UK with industrial opportunity
  • Changing technologies: cleaner, low carbon urban vehicles: buses, taxis, private hire and commercial fleets
  • Changing practices; efficiencies and innovation – urban mobility of the future

Further details will be announced shortly on the LowCVP website, in future mailings and via @theLowCVP on Twitter.

To pre-register your interest, please email


The Forum Executive Committee is pleased to announce the launch of the Fuel and Energy Research Forum, (for details of the Forum, please see the Forum website,
In order to encourage participation at these two events, the Forum Officers have agreed to waive the seminar fees for non-members to attend, however, they must register to attend in advance on one or both of the Registration forms which can be obtained from Rushlight Events – please email

UK Energy Innovation Awards – Powered by the Energy Innovation Centre

Firmly established as a must-attend event for key players in the energy industry, the UK Energy Innovation Awards are back for 2017.

Organised by the Energy Innovation Centre, the awards are a highlight in the industry’s calendar – an unmissable opportunity for SMEs and high-growth innovative businesses to showcase their energy innovations and to promote their skills and technologies to the networks.

Consistently bringing together more than 300 of the industry’s finest, the awards celebrate the latest and greatest technologies that are helping to transform our energy future.

Newly rebranded and relocated for 2017, the UK Energy Innovation Awards will take place at the Titanic Hotel, Liverpool on Thursday, 28th September 2017.

The highly respected event includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, a three course meal and a host worthy of making your night extra special.

To book your place at the awards dinner or to enquire about sponsorship opportunities relating to the 2017 UK Energy Innovation Awards, contact Out There Events on 0161 946 6262 /

If you are interested in entering the UK Energy Innovation Awards 2017 please visit the Energy Innovation Centre’s website Here



Opportunity for British cleantech companies to participate in the Cleantech Forum Europe in Helsinki from the 16-18th May 2017.

Competition closes on Friday 10th February 2017.

Why apply?

The Cleantech Forum Europe is the industry’s flagship gathering convening approximately 450 top-tier venture capitalists, global corporations, start-ups, technology support firms, and government agencies from all across Europe. The annual gathering, now in its 13th year, is the longest standing European Forum in the industry and is recognised as a must attend for many of the most influential industry leaders.

The opportunity

The UK Science & Innovation Network and Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Network are offering an opportunity for British cleantech companies to participate in the Cleantech Forum Europe in Helsinki from the 16-18th May 2017.

As part of a UK delegation at the Cleantech Forum Europe, you will be able to demonstrate your company’s contribution to the UK’s capability, expertise and ability to deliver innovative solutions to business opportunities in context of the global low carbon transformation.

Competition winners will receive one delegate pass for each company, with access to exhibition space to promote its product or service, opportunity to participate in the event programme and 1-to-1 meetings with investors tailored to a company’s needs. In addition, travel and accommodation and subsistence will be covered. Each participating company is only required to make a nominal contribution of £200.

Please click here to submit an online application form.

Applications will be reviewed by an expert panel and spaces will be allocated based on the quality of applications. For more information please contact Dr Nee-Joo Teh ( or Mikael Mikaelson (