Clean tech venture support

The Carbon Trust helps clean tech ventures to grow. We de-risk and accelerate a wide range of innovative clean technology solutions through our incubation support. This enables green growth, catalyses green jobs, and stimulates private sector investment and industrial partnerships. 


Carbon Trust has assessed more than 3,500 clean technology ventures and projects and supported more than 350 of them. Our venture support activities have catalysed more than £150 million of investment, license, and joint development agreements within a year of ventures graduating from our support.  

Our unique track record of working closely with governments, innovators, financiers and corporates provides us with a deep understanding of your needs and an unrivalled network in the industry. 

Our team of global experts have extensive technical and commercial expertise and have worked as investors, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, policy specialists, consultants, and within corporates. 

Incubation support  

Our incubation support is tailored to the needs of each venture and includes advice in the following areas: 

  • Market analysis
    Including market prioritisation, competitor analysis, and industrial partnering 
  • Strategy and business planning 
    Including business model advice, business plan development, and market entry strategy 
  • Sales and business development 
    Including developing customer value propositions, building sales pipelines, catalysing strategic sales, and developing marketing and PR capabilities 
  • Team and board 
    Including mentoring CEOs, analysing team and board needs, and identifying key hires/board members to unlock venture growth 
  • Technology and product development 
    Including technology and product roadmapping, intellectual property strategy, independent technology verification, and product development advice 
  • Supply chain and operations 
    Including supply chain development and new supplier identification 
  • Investment readiness 
    Including networking, advice on fundraising, and developing an investor ready business plan and pitch