Cleantech Venture Day - London

Our Partners

The SBJBC Cleantech Venture Day has been funded by the UK’s Department for Science Innovation & Technology alongside the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero and could not have taken place without the kind support of our partners.

UK’s Department for Science Innovation & Technology

Leading economy-wide transformation by backing enterprise and long-term growth, generating cheaper, cleaner, homegrown energy and unleashing the UK as a science superpower through innovation.

UK’s Department for Energy Security and Net Zero

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) is focused on the energy portfolio from the former Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Our responsibilities are to deliver security of energy supply, ensure properly functioning energy markets, encourage greater energy efficiency, and seize the opportunities of net zero to lead the world in new green industries.

Saudi UK Tech Hub

The Saudi UK Tech Hub is a self-sustaining ecosystem connecting Saudi and UK innovation hubs, tech entrepreneurs, research institutions and investors to encourage mutually beneficial partnerships and knowledge exchange.

Invest Newcastle

Part of NewcastleGateshead Initiative, Invest Newcastle drives and delivers economic growth in Newcastle and Gateshead. It secures capital investment, works to attract new businesses,
and create jobs. It helps businesses to locate, expand and thrive through a bespoke range of services.

Invest Newcastle champions the region and its strengths on a national and international stage, promoting Newcastle as a city to collaborate, innovate and thrive. Since it was established in 2013, it has supported more than 200 new businesses to relocate or expand, creating and safeguard almost 13,000 jobs.


King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate research university devoted to finding solutions for some of the world’s most pressing scientific and technological challenges in the areas of food, water, energy and the environment.

With over 100 different nationalities living, working and studying on campus, KAUST brings together the best minds and ideas with the goal of advancing science and technology through distinctive and collaborative research. KAUST is a catalyst for innovation, economic development and social prosperity in Saudi Arabia and the world.

Future Planet Capital

Future Planet is the impact-led, global venture capital firm built to invest in high growth potential companies from the world’s top research centres. We provide venture and growth funding to entrepreneurs and businesses profitably solving the world’s greatest challenges in Climate Change, Education, Health, Sustainable Growth & Security.

Our mission is not simply to deliver excellent returns but to create a lasting impact. Our network and strategy provide unrivaled access to companies emerging from leading academic institutions and the centres of innovation that surround them.

Connected Places Catapult

The UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport & place leadership.

At Connected Places Catapult, we provide impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel.
We connect businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research to spark innovation and grow new markets. We run technology demonstrators and SME accelerators to scale new solutions that drive growth, spread prosperity, and eliminate carbon.

Innovation Zero

Innovation Zero is a two-day climate and clean tech congress taking place in London on 24 and 25 May 2023. Innovation Zero will accelerate partnerships, dealmaking and collaborations between those developing and producing low carbon solutions and those who need to deploy or want to fund them.

Octopus Ventures

Octopus Ventures is a collective of experts and individuals. Disparate world views and diverse skill sets, yet with a shared purpose; to invest in a world that we, and future generations, can be proud of. With offices in London and New York and a network that spans from San Francisco to China, we’re one of Europe’s largest and most active venture capital investors. Our specialist investment teams deploy more than £200 million every year, from Seed to Series B, across five areas where we see the maximum potential for growth, innovation, and impact: health, fintech, deep tech, consumer and B2B software. In total, we’ve backed over 140 teams, some of whom have gone on to join forces with the world’s largest businesses including Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Twitter.

Saudi Ministry of Communications and Information Technology

The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) is the Saudi government ministry responsible for the communications and IT sectors in the Kingdom. The ministry works towards the establishment of a digital foundation and the increased role of tech sectors in the local economy. They also provide support to entrepreneurs and develop plans to keep abreast of modern developments and technologies at the national, regional and global levels. MCIT is key within the expansion of modern digital skills for an advanced knowledge economy in addition to providing effective support to government systems and platforms.

Federation of Saudi Chambers

The Federation of Saudi Chambers acts as an umbrella for the business sector and chambers of commerce and industry in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. It works towards representing and observing the common interests of these entities, representing them on the local and international levels, and fostering their contribution to the national economic development process. Internationally, the Federation represents the business sector, including at events and conferences, and participating in developing international economic policies, in addition to fostering the Kingdom’s relations with its trade partners, worldwide, and enhancing Saudi exports via 31 Saudi-foreign business councils at the Federation of Saudi Chambers.