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Innovation International – a collaboration between the Japan External Trade Organisation & SETsquared
In today’s heady environment for innovation, the environmental technologies sector – so-called climatetech – is head and shoulders above the rest, with investment growing at 5x the rate of global start-up funding overall.
But does more money mean better companies, better returns, or even better solutions? As the world prepares for the pivotal COP-26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, this Climatetech Innovation & Investment Roundtable will assess the market for investors and investees and showcase some of the most innovative companies that are working with SETsquared – plus we’ll have some exciting announcements about new funding from SETsquared for talented researchers, innovators and scale-up companies.
SETsquared and the Japan External Trade Organisation are delighted to present this Innovation International showcase of opportunities across their respective networks of entrepreneurs, innovators, investors, and corporate partners.
8.30 Welcome & introduction to keynote speaker by Simon Bond, Innovation Director, SETsquared
Keynote speaker: Fumiko Uraki, General Manager, Venture Office, Technology and Business Development Division, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
8.50 Company innovation pitches
Kelpi is a sustainable bio-tech company which is on a mission to replace single-use plastics with premium performance bioplastics that harness the novel properties and environmental benefits of seaweed.
Albotherm develop glass coatings that reversibly transition from transparent to white, to reduce solar gain in hot weather, allowing buildings and greenhouses to regulate their own temperature without electrical input, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
Ecomar is on a mission to clean up the marine environment by creating clean marine engines that use electric power trains driven by zero emissions battery and hydrogen cells.
9.05 Panel discussion around the current state of talent and deal flow in the sector
Colin Stakem, Innovation Manager, SETsquared
Fumiko Uraki, General Manager, Venture Office, Technology and Business Development Division, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
Pippa Gawley, Co-founder, Zero Carbon Capital
9.15 Company innovation pitches
Naturbeads produce biodegradable cellulose microparticles to replace harmful plastic microbeads used in cosmetics, paints, adhesive and many other industrial and consumers applications. Naturbeads are competitively priced and are made from renewable and sustainable resources.
Nuspec Oils is pioneering the development of biobased, biodegradable and thermo-stable base oils to produce environmentally acceptable lubricants and chemicals. These innovative base oils can replace directly mineral base oils without reformulating the finished blend and provide direct savings to the manufacturers.
Utonomy UtonomyOne combines AI and machine learning with innovative control hardware to create a smarter network for gas operators. Utonomy‘s retrofittable technologies help gas network operators achieve their decarbonisation, digitalisation and decentralisation goals, and quickly diagnose network faults remotely – from anywhere, at any time.
9.25 Panel discussion joined by Karen Brooks, SETsquared Programme Director
9.35 Interview with Masahide Sakishige, JETRO London’s Deputy Director General
9.45 Breakout rooms & networking
10.15 Events closes