Clean & Cool Mission Takes Off to San Francisco

19 Feb 2010

Nineteen leading UK clean technology companies, selected as part of the Clean & Cool Mission to Silicon Valley, set off this weekend.

Whilst in San Francisco they will have the opportunity to engage with the US's top technology businesses and see how they are approaching the emerging market opportunities that the race to address climate change presents. The businesses, already highly successful in the UK, will meet the media, peers from around the world, investors and potential partners; they will also engage with experts on the financial and public policy agendas relevant to clean technology businesses operating in the US.

Whist in Silicon Valley, members of the public, business people and media can keep up to date on how the companies are doing, who they're meeting and what they're getting out of the experience by following the Clean and Cool Mission blog at This will be kept regularly updated with blog posts, video and audio content from the organisers and entrepreneurs.

"The innovation in the UK clean tech sector is amongst the best in the world and we can't wait to showcase PassivEnergy to a wider audience," said Colin Calder, CEO, PassivSystems. "Clean and Cool Mission provides us with a great opportunity to meet with media and demonstrate the benefits of a consumer-focused home energy management system and also gain a deeper understanding of the US smart energy market."

Iain Gray, Chief Executive of the Technology Strategy Board said:

"These companies are some of the most innovative clean tech businesses in the UK and I wish them every success as they showcase their technologies and seek business opportunities in the United States."

The mission takes place between 20th and 26th February.

Clean and Cool Mission website

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The 19 companies produce and are developing a wide range of clean technologies from 'straw bale low impact buildings ' to 'waterless washing machines', 'hydro- and wave- power energy generating devices' and much more.

The companies are:

•· AMEE -

•· Aquamarine Power -

•· Artemis Intelligent Power Ltd -

•· Breathing Buildings Ltd (previously E-Stack Ltd) -

•· Diverse Energy Ltd -

•· DIY Kyoto -

•· Evince Technology Ltd -

•· EVO Electric Ltd -

•· HydroVenturi Limited -

•· Integrated Environmental Solutions Ltd -

•· Intelligent Energy -

•· Isentropic Limited -

•· Juice Technology Limited -

•· Microsharp Corporation Ltd -

•· ModCell Limited -

•· Nexeon Ltd -

•· Oxford Catalysts Group plc -

•· PassivSystems Ltd -

•· Xeros Ltd -


•· Clean tech businesses were invited to compete for the opportunity to take part and in all there were over 150 applications with 20 businesses selected for the mission by a panel of judges made up of representatives from sponsor organisations.

•· More information is available at and you can follow the progress of the 20 companies during their visit to registering on our social media pages on this site. We plan to include: an RSS feed, profiles of mission attendees, twitter fountain, video blogs from businesses, and a daily web log.

•· The mission will coincide with the annual Cleantech Forum which takes place in San Francisco between 24-26th February 2010 - and will bring together 1,000 industry leaders. For more information please visit www.cleantechforum/sanfrancisco10/index.cfm

•· If you require any further media support in the run up to or during the mission, including opportunities to interview individual businesses and representatives from all of the organisations involved, please contact our Media Relations Manager, Claire Cunningham. Tel: 01793 442901 Mob: 07554 115745- email:

•· The Technology Strategy Board is a business-led executive non-departmental public body, established by the Government. Its role is to promote and support research into, and development and exploitation of, technology and innovation for the benefit of UK business, in order to increase economic growth and improve quality of life. It is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). For more information please visit

•· UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the British government organisation that helps overseas companies bring high quality investment to the UK and also helps UK-based companies succeed in an increasingly global economy. UKTI provides a range of expert services, individually tailored to maximise a company's international success. These services are offered through a network of international specialists in British Embassies and other diplomatic offices around the world, as well as key experts in government departments across the UK. For more information please visit

•· Polecat is a market intelligence company. Polecat's product, MeaningMine, enables strategic decision-makers such as the Technology Strategy Board to better understand the environment in which they work surfacing emerging and dominant trends, influencers and perception statistics. For the Clean & Cool Mission, MeaningMine is monitoring the online discussions, topics, key influencers, organizations, and trends of the Cool Economy. For more information please visit

•· Volans. Focusing on the business of social innovation, Volans is part think-tank, part consultancy, part broker and part incubator. Volans works globally with entrepreneurs, businesses, investors and governments to develop and scale innovative solutions to financial, social and environmental challenges. For more information please visit

•· Enterprise UK Enterprise UK gives people the skills, confidence and ambition to be enterprising, through four programmes of work promoting enterprise for now and for the future, globally and locally. Founded in 2004 by the British Chamber of Commerce, the Confederation of British Industry, the Institute of Directors and the Federation of Small Businesses, it is sponsored by the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS), and chaired by the entrepreneur Peter Jones. For more information please visit

•· Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,100 lawyers in 21 offices. Orrick's Emerging Companies Group is a multidisciplinary group of lawyers that merges deep experience and commitment to high-growth businesses with a global platform that scales with its clients as they grow. Representing more than 600 venture-backed emerging companies worldwide, the Group runs a strong network with more than 100 venture capital firms, banking and accounting firms, national laboratories, universities and public companies in Europe, the United States and Asia. For more information, please visit

•· BP Alternative Energy, launched in November 2005, is a portfolio of some of the fastest growing energy businesses in the world today. The portfolio includes wind, solar, hydrogen power and alternative energies including advanced biofuels and the capture and storage of carbon dioxide from traditional fossil fuels. With a commitment to invest $8bn up to 2015 in renewable energy sources, Alternative Energy is an integral part of BP. To find out more visit

The Cleantech Group pioneered clean technology as an investment category in 2002. The company has played an influential role in the development of the sector, fostering growth through information products, world class industry connections and custom advisory services. Since its inception, the Cleantech Group has focused on providing insight, business opportunities and relationships that catalyze the growth of cleantech markets worldwide, through 3 distinct services: Research, Advisory Services and Events. Today, as a global company with offices in North America, Europe, India, China and Middle East, the Cleantech Group is uniquely positioned to help clients take advantage of the worldwide opportunities represented by clean technology. For more information please visit


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