Cambridge and the Greater Cambridge area have a significant cluster of organisations, scientists and entrepreneurs working together to establish Cambridge as the leading cleantech community in Europe. The global reputation of Cambridge, for its expertise in technology, has attracted early-stage innovators and multi-national organisations to the area, all keen to colloborate in the cleantech arena.

Cleantech Innovation Hub

The Clean-tech sector in the Greater Cambridge region has a market value of £1.15 billion, with 450 companies making the area their home. Particular strengths lie in Building Technologies, Recovery and Recycling, Alternative Fuel Vehicles, ICT in Cleantech, Biomass and Renewables.

Cambridge Cleantech is a membership organisation supporting the growth of cleantech companies in Cambridge and the Greater Cambridge area; it counts the following organisations as members, University of CambridgeAnglia Ruskin UniversityUnileverRicardoAveva and Anglian Water.

Leading Institutions

Both of Cambridge's universities are at the forefront of the cleantech sector in this region. The University of Cambridge's Institute for Sustainability Leadership works with major organisations and whole sectors to develop strategies and solutions to shared global challenges and catalysing real systems change. At Anglia Ruskin University, the Global Sustainability Institute is committed to using research and education to develop practical solutions to sustainable challenges; locally and globally.

Key Sectors


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