Better Futures wants London to be a beacon of cleantech, low carbon and resource efficient industry. And we want to reward carbon cutting businesses.
That’s why the programme has been running for over seven years to deliver fully funded support to London’s ‘green’ economy. Initially funded by the European Development Fund (ERDF), the programme proved so successful that the Mayor of London’s Green New Deal Fund continued to support the programme and now it continues with the support of the UK Government.
View case studies to see how Better Futures has helped businesses and be inspired to act.
There are three forms of support to choose from:
Sustainable Ventures has been growing successful clean tech startups for over xx years.
Better Futures support includes:
Investment readiness and growth support with innovation advisers.
Access to new supply chains and markets, including new international markets.
Innovation and commercialisation of research & development.
Innovation vouchers for academic collaboration projects.
WEST LONDON BUSINESS has provided expert insight and advice to SMEs for nearly 30 years
Better Futures support includes:
Imperial College London is a world renowned leader in climate tech support and innovation
What’s on offer:
Deep-dive intensive innovation support to deep tech built environment innovators, delivered through two cohorts of 10 small business beneficiaries in each group. Support provided to each cohort will be for 12 months, based on the diagnostic of need and agreed support plan. The support will be bespoke and delivered through one-to-one mechanisms, including advisors and innovation vouchers.
More about the Delivery Partners:
It has been home to 14 Nobel Prize winners and has a long history of technical innovation, starting with the creation of the first organic chemical dyes and more recently the development of robotic surgery. At Imperial the Better Futures led by the Centre for Climate Change Innovation (CCI) at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment. The CCCI was created to support the development of a new economy, based on low-carbon and resilient businesses. It has so far supported the creation of 95 new Cleantech businesses, helping them to raise $1/4bn in funds, as well as working with established businesses, helping them to build a low-carbon future. Contact Details: Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ +44 (0)20 7589 5111
They are using the investment in rail infrastructure projects High Speed 2 (HS2) and the Elizabeth Line (formally known as Crossrail) to create new opportunities for people in the area. The Corporation was officially launched on 1 April 2015 by the Mayor of London. OPDC is the Local Planning Authority and regeneration agency for the 650 hectare site. Contact Details: City Hall, The Queens Walk, London SE1 2AA +44 (0)20 7983 5732
They provide flexible workspaces and prototyping workshops for startups developing new technology in sustainability. The organisation hosts events and community activities to help sustainable startups develop their products and services, grow their market, raise funding and build teams. Sustainable Workspaces (assisted by Sustainable Ventures) provides tailored innovation and business support to London based low-carbon SMEs. To date, a wide range of support has been provided to SMEs including support with developing business plans, fundraising strategies, investment readiness, product development and scaling and access to markets, among others. Contact details 25 Lavington Street, London SE1 0NS +44 (0) 20 3582 0855
WLB is a business-led non-profit established in 1994 with members including blue-chip firms such as PwC and Heathrow, as well as Fullers, Brompton Bicycle, micro enterprises and leading education institutions. Their mission is to ensure that West London is the best place to do business. Their members commit to work together through WLB to raise West London’s global economic competitiveness, whilst pursuing social and environmental sustainability. West London is the UK’s global gateway - the world's most connected place - and a £73bn economy.