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And the Winning Team is…

It’s a couple of weeks since 16 of the most innovative and fastest-growing Cleantech companies in the UK came back from the Clean and Cool Mission to San Francisco. Now we have enjoyed the Easter break and got back into the rhythm of daily life, it is worth looking back on some of the best features of the mission.

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Your Mission, should you choose to accept it…

We’ve just completed seven intensive days in San Francisco, host to the Cleantech Global Forum and to dozens of Cleantech investors, customers and supply chain partners. 16 Companies came out with us, the chosen few from the near 100 applications we received. While we’ve been here they’ve: –   Practised, practised and practised some more their elevator, [...]


Let’s Go to San Francisco…

One of the questions I get asked regularly, is what made the Clean and Cool Mission choose San Francisco as a destination? Perhaps surprisingly we get asked that by San Francisco natives as well as people in the UK. Perhaps they are just fishing for compliments. If you are thinking about cleantech, innovating in cleantech, [...]


Press coverage – an initial round up

Check out the press coverage we’ve had so far this week on Clean and Cool Mission 2012, including pieces on Forbes, Business Green and The Engineer.

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Whitefox Technologies – first impressions

Whitefox Technologies is thrilled to be selected for the trade mission to San Francisco and delighted to have been recognised by such an experienced cleantech panel for what Whitefox has achieved. We look forward to meeting investors that share our passion for clean energy and want to work with us to accelerate the commercial deployment [...]

Bill Westwater, CEO of Xeros shares his experience of Clean and Cool 2010

We applied to attend the Clean and Cool Mission as we were at a stage of development where we needed to understand the opportunities within the US market and the support available there for clean technology. The entrepreneurs we met in San Francisco made themselves freely available to all of the companies on the Mission. [...]

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Q&A with Craig White: Director of Modcell and Clean and Cool Mission 2010 Alumni

Craig White shares his experience of the Clean and Cool Mission 2010 and gives his top tips to this years participants…do your homework and have fun!

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Trends worth joining Clean and Cool Mission for…

This time of year sees plenty of gazing into crystal balls and navels alike, with a glut of annual reviews and predictions for the year ahead. This list – my personal view and not necessarily shared by the sponsors and partner of the Mission – is a quick and light look at a few of the most reported trends for cleantech. As such, it’s a mix of insights into the possible short and long-term interests of the partners and customers to be found on Clean and Cool Mission 2012.

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A new phase in the Clean and Cool Mission.

After a 12-month handover from Polecat, we’re delighted to announce that the coordinating hosts and organisers of the Clean and Cool Mission 2012 will be The Long Run Venture alongside Oli Barrett at the Co-Sponsorship Agency. Clean and Cool Mission will again be run in partnership with both the Technology Strategy Board and the UKTI [...]

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About our other Missions:

Since 2008 there have been four missions, focussed on entrepreneurs working in web innovation, future health and clean technology.

Web Mission:

Web Missions embrace innovations in the "Web Economy", including mobile, social, semantic and real-time web technologies; Cloud2; social gaming; and 3-D/RealVR environments. Web Mission 2011 travelled to San Francisco following on from the Game Developers Conference and leading on to SXSW. For more information visit

Future Health:

The Future Health Missions are focussed on developments in e-health and health informatics, personalised medicine and emerging technologies in the medical and diagnostics sectors. Further details on the next Future Health mission to follow in 2012.