The Southampton Science Park based company, SEaB Energy, has been chosen as one of the 16 most innovative and fastest growing Cleantech companies in Britain, to join the Clean and Cool Mission 2012 entrepreneurial trade mission to San Francisco 24th to 30th March 2012.
The weeklong programme includes a packed itinerary of opportunities to meet with the best of Silicon Valley’s investors, customers and supply chain partners, designed to champion UK Cleantech innovation on an international stage. The trip is aligned with San Francisco’s Cleantech Group’s Global Forum, celebrating its 10th Anniversary with the theme of ‘The Power of Global Partnerships’.
Speaking at the launch reception held on 14th March 2012 at the London Stock Exchange, home to more than 70 listed Cleantech companies, The UK Minister for Climate Change, Greg Barker said:
“It’s a credit to the renewed groundswell in ambition and the confidence for growth among young and enterprising small businesses that so many applied for a place on this Clean and Cool Mission. I’m proud that we’ve got a delegation, not only of extremely impressive future exports but of such variety, and it’s of course due to the collaborative efforts and resources of the public and private sector collective that have made this Mission such a sought after activity. I will follow the Mission with great interest and hope to hear of similar successes to previous Missions as these growing businesses represent the best of Cleantech on the international stage.”
The Mission will boost Britain’s growing clean technology sector and drive inward investment into the UK. It’s a proven formula as more than $180m has been raised in private finance by companies attending previous Missions and more than 20 per cent now have a US subsidiary.
The SEaB Energy objective from the mission is to find the partners needed to grow its business in the USA: funders, manufacturers, JV opportunities and product distributors.
Further details on the Mission are available at:
A number of European customer sites are in development including The Ethical Fruit Company and the Southampton Science Park in Britain.