The strength and vibrancy of Scotland’s climate technology sector was strongly in evidence during COP26, nowhere more so than at Glasgow-based Greenbackers Investment Capital’s “COP26 SuperPitch”, held at University of Strathclyde’s Technology Innovation Centre (TIC) in Glasgow on 9 November during the COP.
26 ventures, 9 of them Scottish based or Scottish impacting, were selected from a field of over 150 international applicants and presented live to over 300 delegates, many of them investors, and online to over 1000.
As well as the keynote address from Mr. Ivan McKee MSP, Scottish Minister of Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise, you can view the complete reel of Scottish presentations HERE
- Chitendai Ltd, Penicuik, Scotland, UK. Has developed a very powerful & compact solar panel that makes electricity more Accessible and Affordable. Series A £1.2m. See their Short Video.
- CityQ, Lysaker, Norway (Supported by Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc, Dundee). Smart weather protected Car-ebikes with built-in software for rental and leasing. Seed Round £4.5m. See their Short Video.
- Farm Hand, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Connects farmer aggregators and their farmers to accessible farm management and personalised agri-solutions. Pre-Seed £300k. See their Short Video.
- Forev, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Public EV charging to parts of Scotland where demand is highest, enabling a faster transition to e-mobility. Series B £4m. See their Short Video.
- Hydrowheel, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK. World’s first inflatable waterwheel to generate affordable, accessible, renewable energy. Pre-Seed £0.1m. See their Short Video.
- Katrick Technologies, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Carbon-zero energy & cooling technologies based on innovative patented vibrational technologies. Series A £5m. See their Short Video.
- Seawater Solutions, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Agri-environmental tech company developing nature-based agri-systems for climate adaptation. Pre-Seed £0.8m. See their Short Video.
- Smart Green Shipping, Devizes, England, UK. (Supported by Scottish Enterprise) Hi-tech wingsail systems for existing cargo ships to save 20% fuel and GHG emissions. Seed Round £5m. See their Short Video.
- Zelim, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. Remotely operated search and rescue services to offshore wind. Series A £2.5m. See their Short Video.
Robert Hokin, Greenbackers Managing Partner commented, “The climate market is set for exponential growth, which offers great investment opportunities for climate-oriented investors and ventures alike, in both developed and emerging market countries. Scotland and the support infrastructure it offers is so well placed to capitalise on this growth and Greenbackers Investment Capital is here to support it with capital and deal flow. The Greenbackers management team are all ‘Global Scots’, we’re truly excited about the future.”
Greenbackers would like to thank our Supporting Partners who helped make our COP26 program possible:
Scottish Development International, with more than 30 offices around the world with staff ready to help you set up and grow your business in Scotland, Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), one of the UK’s leading innovation accelerators, CivTech Alliance, a Scottish Government funded agency supporting COP26 goals around environmental resilience, food wastage and decarbonisation of commercial vehicle. University of Strathclyde, home to 23000 students from 100 countries, PNDC, a research and testing hub founded by government, industry and academia which advances innovative ideas, Brown Rudnick – a leading international law firm with deep cleantech experience, Bertrand Piccard’s Solar Impulse Foundation, R &D tax credit specialists GovGrant, The Green Recruitment Company and Singapore-based Climate Fund Trirec.