Sustainable Pioneers

Recipient: Sustainable Pioneers CIC

Grant Funding: £200,000

Ebico Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme

Sustainable Pioneers believe that the challenges of making low carbon home heating affordable for low-income households requires a market facing approach where technology, entrepreneurs and risk capital are brought together to develop innovative, commercially sustainable solutions. In the Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme, a systemic, collaborative, approach will be adopted utilising their established ecosystem of multiple partners with complementary capabilities, experience and networks.

Through the Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme, meaningful impact in the realm of low carbon home heating affordability will be achieved by increasing the number of entrepreneurs (and the companies they form) entering the sector and using their ecosystem to allow these start-ups to scale their solutions faster.

The Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme will seek to ensure that a larger part of the stream of technical and commercial creativity in the UK start-up ecosystem is directed towards making low carbon home warmth more affordable – particularly for low-income households.

The aspiration is that, by the end of the two-year Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme, two start-up ventures, offering innovative products and/or services that will help deliver affordable low carbon warmth to low-income households, will have received seed funding.

Two-Year Innovation Support Programme ending in 2023

First Cohort

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    Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme partnership launched

    The Ebico Trust has partnered with Sustainable Pioneers, CIC, who are part of the Sustainable Ventures group, the UK’s leading cleantech hub, on a mission to develop solutions for sustainable, affordable home warmth.

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    Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme partnership launched

    The Ebico Trust has partnered with Sustainable Pioneers, CIC, who are part of the Sustainable Ventures group, the UK’s leading cleantech hub, on a mission to develop solutions for sustainable, affordable home warmth.

    More info

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    The first cohort selected

    The Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator programme has shortlisted candidates to develop their business ideas for presentation in August 2021.

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    The first cohort selected

    The Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator programme has shortlisted candidates to develop their business ideas for presentation in August 2021.

    More info

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    Five Candidates through Boot Camp and into Phase 1

    In July ‘21 the candidates took part in the Bootcamp stage of the incubator programme and five candidates were selected for the Phase 1.

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    Five Candidates through Boot Camp and into Phase 1

    In July ‘21 the candidates took part in the Bootcamp stage of the incubator programme and five candidates were selected for the Phase 1.

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    Max Smith has won a place on Phase 2

    Max Smith has won a place on Phase 2 of the Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator along with a £15,000 investment.

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    Max Smith has won a place on Phase 2

    Max Smith has won a place on Phase 2 of the Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator along with a £15,000 investment.

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    Max Smith Launches Eluxevo

    Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator member Max Smith has established his new company, ‘Eluxevo’.  This will be the vehicle driving the development of his revolutionary idea for low-carbon and affordable home heating. 

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    Max Smith Launches Eluxevo

    Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator member Max Smith has established his new company, ‘Eluxevo’.  This will be the vehicle driving the development of his revolutionary idea for low-carbon and affordable home heating. 

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Second Cohort

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    Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme partnership Year 2 launched

    The Ebico Trust has partnered with Sustainable Pioneers, CIC, who are part of the Sustainable Ventures group, the UK’s leading cleantech hub, on a mission to develop solutions for sustainable, affordable home warmth.

    More info

    Affordable Low Carbon Warmth – Incubator Programme partnership Year 2 launched

    The Ebico Trust has partnered with Sustainable Pioneers, CIC, who are part of the Sustainable Ventures group, the UK’s leading cleantech hub, on a mission to develop solutions for sustainable, affordable home warmth.

    More info

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    Cohort selected

    The Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator programme has shortlisted candidates to develop their business ideas for presentation in August 2022.

    Meet the cohort

    Cohort selected

    The Ebico Affordable Warmth Incubator programme has shortlisted candidates to develop their business ideas for presentation in August 2022.

    Meet the cohort