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Professor Richard Templer

Director of Innovation, Grantham Institute, Imperial College of London

Professor Richard Templer, is the August von Hofmann Professor of Chemistry at Imperial College London. For more than a decade his work has been focused on supporting innovations and innovators that can help us to solve the challenges of climate change. He co-founded the Climate-KIC in 2010 – a University-Business partnership on climate technologies. From this came a specialised Accelerator programme, which is now in its tenth year, and renamed the Greenhouse. It has taken in 159 early-stage start-ups of whom 70% go on to raise significant seed funds. Over $1bn has been raised by these start-ups and 95% of them continue to trade.

Professor Templer is a member of the London Sustainable Development Commission, where he has provided advice to the mayor on the development of London as a major hub for climate tech innovation. He also sits on the advisory boards of a number of climate tech investment businesses.

panel: 10:25 AM – 11:10 AM

Connecting the Dots Across the Clean Energy Sector

This panel will bring together key players from across the investment ecosystem to explore the challenges and opportunities arising out the current energy crisis, as well as the vital role early-stage investors, entrepreneurs, and government hold in driving innovation. From the UK’s leading energy clusters and new emerging research, to what can be done at policy level to support investment in clean energy – this panel will connect the ecosystem dots from industry through investment.

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