A note to UK readers that there’s an opportunity for cleantech start-ups to present to investors at the Low Carbon Start Up Fest in Bath on Friday 14th May.
Companies already signed up to present include Xsilon, which offers what it calls Home Area Network technology. The company’s idea is that once smart meters are installed and generate consumer awareness of energy use, users will want more information about which appliances are using the power and how it could be reduced. People will want energy measurement sensors and controllers for individual appliances around the home and coupling these to a smart meter or controller requires the use of a Home Area Network, hence Xsilon’s technology.
Simon Bond, director of the event, said: “The Low Carbon Start-Up Fest is an exciting opportunity to showcase ventures from this sector each looking to raise between £250k and £5m in the next 12 months.”
It doesn’t cost to present and there’s some free publicity included, so if you’re interested you can apply by completing an Expression of Interest form available from www.lowcarbonsouthwest.co.uk. The event is being run by the Low Carbon South West network, set up by the University of Bath with the aim of building a cleantech community and establishing links between companies and universities.
By the way, if your running any similar free investment events or seminars, conferences, exhibitions etc. that have a green ICT element (please not otherwise) then get in touch and I might be able to help get the word out.