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Clean Futures

Clean Futures is a government backed programme designed to support the West Midlands' transport sector to be at the heart of the Green Industrial Revolution.

Supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority, Clean Futures is one of five funded programmes that make up the West Midlands Innovation Accelerator, worth a total of £33 million. Clean Futures is designed to drive forward regional plans for growth by accelerating innovation within businesses, so they can produce cleaner technologies for the transport sector.

The Clean Futures programme will focus on challenge-led areas including greener electric vehicle components, circular economy of transport, road freight alternatives, greener transport infrastructure and future fuels, which will be delivered through two major programmes of work.


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The Catalyst

The Clean Futures Catalyst is led by Coventry University and has a mission to 'act as a catalyst for change'. A dedicated team of development experts will bring the region's transport related SMEs and supply chain businesses together to work towards a decarbonised and sustainable future.

Transport related businesses can access support and information by registering for news about the extensive programme of free events, seminars and workshops that will be delivered over the next 12 months.

Free masterclasses

Thursday 20 June 2024

Pitching to cleantech investors

If you are looking at developing a more sustainable business and attracting external investment, register for our free online masterclass.

Wednesday 14 August 2024

What investors want from clean businesses

Book your place on this free online masterclass to explore the expectations investors have and what it takes to secure funding.

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Clean Futures Catalyst

Empowering West Midlands businesses in the transport sector to adopt and develop sustainable technologies and practices through essential knowledge and guidance for growth and prosperity.

The Accelerator

The Clean Futures Accelerator, led by Connected Places Catapult, is leveraging Coventry University and the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation's world-class testing facilities and expertise. SMEs being supported on the Accelerator have access to an extensive range of facilities and academic expertise so they can forge new ways to improve systems and products related to development of clean tech for transport.

Our specialist R&D facilities found in the Institute for Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (AME) and the Centre for Advanced Low Carbon Propulsion Systems will support the SMEs who are in the accelerator to develop and commercialise their ideas. Find out more here and see our facilities.

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Clean Futures Accelerator

We're proud to be part of this six month, challenge-led programme where 20 SMEs will receive funding to push the boundaries of their technology.

The Clean Futures programme is led by Connected Places Catapult in collaboration with Coventry University and the Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (BCIMO), and is delivered in partnership with Innovate UK, UK Research and Innovation, and the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology.


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