green startups

Carbon Trust Helps Fast-track Green Startups

Clean technology startups can access free support to help them to turn their business ideas into commercial prototypes and attract investment, following the launch of the Carbon Trust Entrepreneurs Fast Track scheme. The scheme is aimed at firms that can demonstrate outstanding future carbon-saving and high-growth potential. Small UK-based firms, university startups and corporate spin-outs are all eligible to apply. The Fast Track scheme was developed after a consultation with 400 early-stage clean tech businesses revealed that “proof of concept” and prototype building testing were the two most valuable types of support needed for their ideas to become commercial. The consultation also highlighted the need for these firms to protect their Intellectual Property and access seed or venture ca... »