Energy Efficiency and Clean Technology
Energy efficiency and clean energy companies are those within the energy supply chain or system that have the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Improvements in each of these energy supply chain phases can have system-wide impacts that help to reduce carbon emissions, improve their environmental performance and increase efficiency and productivity for end users. The universe of technologies and services in this sector can be described through the five main sequential phases in the energy supply chain:
- Upstream - hydrogen production, biofuels, renewable exploration, waste to energy systems, and more efficient hydrocarbon production.
- Generation - fuel cells, solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, marine as well as more efficient hydrocarbon generation and nuclear power.
- Infrastructure - the distribution of electricity, heat and hydrogen transport, energy storage devices, power conditioning, energy meters and other components that enable the distribution of clean energy.
- Consumption - lighting and heating appliances, building materials, industrial machinery, power electronics and process improvements.
- Services - facility management, consulting, carbon trading, IT and financing.
CTIP advises the UK’s leading co-investors in energy efficiency and clean technology with the ability to assess risk as an informed industry insider. We typically invest between £250k and £4m in any given business. We always invest alongside other investors, leading to an average total transaction size of between £500k and £10m.
All investment proposals must have the potential to generate a venture capital level return while clearly demonstrating a material CO2 emissions savings.
In order for us to determine whether we are the right investor for you we have developed the following criteria for investing.
All Proposals must:
- Be UK-based
- Be Innovative - prove innovation in technology design or its application
- Have a clear Financial Position - provide a detailed statement of the organisation's economic viability
- Management Experience - relevant sector experience and commitment to turn business plans into reality
- Competitive Advantage - demonstrate a clear competitive advantage relevant to a specific need or market demand
- Provide Market Assessment - profile key commercial markets and critical market drivers
- Intellectual Property - confirm what Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) exist prior to investment, and show how any IPR arising during the investment will be protected and exploited
- Funding partners - identify other private investors; we only invest up to 50% in any one transaction
The process for raising venture capital investment is rigorous, and requires extensive engagement between the management team and CTIP:
- Your business plan will be reviewed and if approved we may ask for more information and an in-person meeting
- Initial due diligence will be undertaken by independent experts
- Terms will be agreed and an offer letter issued
- Final due diligence and legal documentation will be completed
- Once the contract is signed we will remain in close contact to monitor our investment
Submit a business plan:
If you believe your business meets all the criteria, and is a clean energy business, please submit a business plan:
If your business is located in the Northwest of England, please submit a business plan to http://www.thenorthwestfund.co.uk/the-funds/energy-and-environmental
If your business is located anywhere else in the United Kingdom, please submit a business plan to firstname.lastname@example.org