Clean Growth UK catalyses clean and green innovation through access to university expertise and facilities and commercialisation and investment support.

We’re a one-stop shop for green business growth.

Through our three university hubs, we provide and broker support focused on developing innovations, commercialising ideas, and securing funding for businesses on a mission to protect the planet for future generations.

We offer in-house support, as well as connecting you with innovation and growth support available through other organisations. All of our in-house support is either free or part-funded.

To work with us, you must be a member. Membership is free, and you get access to a suite of downloadable business resources, a regular newsletter highlighting the latest regional green business opportunities and the opportunity to apply for our free and part-funded support.

Action on climate change today is imperative for a prosperous and clean economy tomorrow, and businesses have a massive opportunity to play a leading role. Developing cleaner and greener products, services and processes will help secure a bright future for generations to come.


Clean Growth UK are here to give ambitious, responsible businesses access to university R&D expertise and facilities, and the tools and resources needed to develop ideas into commercialised products and services.


Whatever stage your mission is at - from early concept to market launch - they can help get you there.


Clean Growth UK is delivered through three regional university hubs: the Green Growth Platform at the University of Brighton, Greentech South at the University of Portsmouth, and the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at Liverpool John Moores University.


The University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform launched in 2014. Since then we’ve helped businesses raise over £2 million in R&D funding, created over 300 green economy jobs and helped develop over 70 new products and services.


The Green Growth Platform builds on the University of Brighton’s strong track record in working with businesses and supporting low carbon and environmental business growth.


We’re a regional delivery partner for the Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) business funding and support programme.



Our regional hubs connect you with the university resources, expertise and facilities you need to develop, test and validate clean and green innovations.

You can get:

  • Specialist University expertise and facilities
  • Innovation and R&D funding
  • Innovation project delivery
  • Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Student projects


The support we offer is tailored to your business. After an initial discovery meeting, you choose a programme of support that suits you.

We‘ve got in-house expert advisors in business and commercial strategy, market exploration, finance, IP, legal services and procurement.

You can get:

  • Free workshops
  • 1-2-1 advice and coaching
  • Profitnet
  • Grant application support

Investment & funding

Our Investment Readiness Platform helps you get in place the right business structures, proof that there’s market demand and a sound understanding of what your target funders or investors are looking for – saving you time and maximising your chances of success.

You can get:

  • Assess your business against our Investability Indicator
  • Work 1-2-1 with a Clean Growth UK investment coach
  • Develop a presentable business plan and a compelling pitch
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