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Rushlight Awards for cleantech - closing date 31 Dec 2015

Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are an established event recognising the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only set of awards designed specifically to support and promote all the latest clean technologies, innovations and initiatives for businesses and other organisations throughout UK, Ireland and internationally.  
The deadline for applications is 31 December 2015.
There are 25 separate categories covering:
  • Renewable energy
  • Clean fuels and transport
  • Energy efficiency
  • Power generation
  • Green products and services
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Forestry and biodiversity
  • Water, waste and resources
  • Sustainable manufacturing and services
  • Environmental measurement and management  

There is a category for any technology, innovation, programme or initiative that reduces the environmental footprint of energy, transport, industry and everyday life.

The Rushlight Awards team are working with a team from the London Business School, who have an angel investment fund of $50,000 (MIINT competition), which they are seeking to invest in a cleantech company looking for total funding in the range of $250,000 to $1m.
Qualifying companies entering the awards which are seeking investment will be shortlisted for consideration by their Investment Committee.
These awards can be used:
  • To have your technological achievements recognised by a leading independent judging panel.
  • To open your business to new market opportunities.
  • To celebrate and thank the team who have developed a technology, installation or solution.
  • To launch a new initiative.
  • T raise your profile to access new sources of funding, such as the LBS MIINT above, and other support
Judging is performed by an independent panel of expert judges taken from a range of different origins, including academia, government and trade associations and includes representatives from Innovate UK, Office for Low Emission Vehicles, DECC, Carbon Trust, Crown Estate, WRAP, UKERC, BIS, KTN, PERA and DIUS.
The Rushlight Awards Party will follow the Rushlight Show on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London. 
Further information: Rushlight Awards 2015-16
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