Putting climate innovation at the heart of regional economic development

Our work in the UK and Ireland is focused on four key partnerships: London, West Midlands, Edinburgh and Dublin.

We believe that putting climate innovation at the heart of joined-up regional economic development plans is not only necessary to prevent catastrophic climate change, but presents a wealth of opportunities for business and society. 

Our offer to cities

We provide ‘systems innovation as a service’ and ‘ecosystem orchestration’ through a programme of joined-up innovations, including:

  • education, training and entrepreneurship programmes 
  • citizen engagement initiatives such as Climathon
  • grant-funded innovation projects and consortia (tailored to support place-based systems transitions)
  • open innovation and matchmaking, and more.

Read case studies on our work in these city-regions below.

The Four Clusters

Birmingham & The West Midlands

The West Midlands - under the aegis of the Energy Capital innovation partnership - is undergoing an ambitious urban energy transition, driving deep cuts in energy consumption and turning the region into one of the world’s most attractive locations to build a clean energy company.

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Birmingham & The West Midlands
London

We are working with London partners to establish the city-region as a global cleantech and green finance hub. CleanTech London is the strategic initiative driving this ambition forward.

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London
Edinburgh City Region

We are working with partners in the region to catalyse the development of a smart sustainable city based on the recently agreed ‘City Deal’ programme and the goal of making Edinburgh one of Europe’s leading data hubs over the next decade.

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Edinburgh City Region
Dublin

Sustainable Nation Ireland, the Irish Government and others are building Dublin’s capability as a hub for sustainable finance which supports the delivery of the domestic climate ambitions and positioning within international finance.

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Dublin