The Adapt Innovation Funding team provides a range of sources of investment for innovative companies either developing low-carbon technology or seeking to operate in a more environmentally efficient manner.
Funding and investment for innovation is a key strand of the mission of the Adapt Group to support the development of the low-carbon economy. The team ran the successful Carbon Connections project from 2006-2009 that supported 26 projects of early stage companies working with UK Higher Education Institutes through a series of grant, loans and equity finance. Over the last 5 years we have operated the highly successful Low Carbon Innovation Fund, a Venture Capital Fund that invested £20.5M into innovative companies in the east of England in its first phase (until end of 2015). This fund will continue to invest the legacy of this activity into the East of England and beyond as it becomes a source of "evergreen" equity finance for innovative UK businesses.
Through the operation of our funds we provide investment readiness support for companies seeking professional venture funding and advice on the investment process.