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Investment Opportunities in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Investment Opportunities in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

Explore investment opportunities in the Sustainable Chemical Technologies space 

Are you an investor managing a sector-aligned portfolio and keen to explore opportunities in the sustainable chemical technologies space? Or perhaps you’re interested in gaining a deeper understanding of the sector as a whole, and are eager to connect with companies pioneering the innovations of the future?

Join us at the newly opened Carriage Works in Swindon for an exclusive investor event designed to provide you with insights into this rapidly developing sector. It is an opportunity to dive into the world of sustainable chemical technologies and discover some of the key advancements that are shaping the future of this industry.

Joining us on the day will be a host of sustainable chemical technologies businesses and innovators that have previously been supported either by SETsquared or iCAST. The full list of companies will be announced soon. You’ll be able to meet with these companies and see their innovations in action, sparking stimulating conversations and presenting potential investment opportunities with the power to enhance your existing portfolio.

Throughout the event, you’ll gain invaluable insights into the sustainable technology sector from an investment perspective. A facilitated panel of sector experts, founders, and seasoned investors will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the current trends, challenges, and opportunities within the industry.


17:00 – 17:30 Arrival, Refreshments and Networking

17:30 – 18:30 Fireside Chat: The challenges and opportunities in Sustainable Chemical Technologies

18:30 – 19:00 Company exhibition, Refreshments and Networking

19:00 Event Close


Professor Matthew Davidson, Executive Director, iCAST
Matthew Davidson is Whorrod Professor of Chemical Sustainable Technologies at the University of Bath. Besides Executive Director of iCAST, he is also Director of the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath and leads the Catalysis for the Circular Economy strand of the UK Catalysis Hub.

Max Slinger, Investment Manager, Mercia Ventures
Max joined Mercia in 2023 as part of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund team. He is focused on early-stage investments in the Midlands and South West. He trained with Deloitte in Corporate Finance M&A, and then created an M&A function at a FTSE 250 business to acquire and sell businesses, in which he supported management to transform the group.

Helen Liang, CTO, LabCycle  
Before LabCycle, Helen was a research scientist with a background in microbiology, biotechnology and sustainable chemical technologies. She had witnessed first-hand the problem of laboratory plastic waste in the research and healthcare sectors across different continents. Determined to solve this, she co-founded LabCycle alongside her PhD as a Marie Curie FIRE Fellow at the Institute of Sustainability at the University of Bath.

Harry Alexander, Investment Manager, QantX
With a background in material science and formulation, Harry has spent the last 12 years working within the innovation ecosystem and engaging directly with entrepreneurs, scientists and stakeholders across a breadth of emerging technology sectors.

Neil Morris, Chief Executive & Co-founder, Kelpi
Serial entrepreneur, CEO and Co-founder at Kelpi, TEDx speaker, leading a global mission to replace fossil fuel plastics with seaweed-derived alternatives.

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Sustainable Chemical Technologies Investor July 17 July

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