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!

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 (