Greentech South cluster participated in the GreenGB week, at the “Accelerating the Clean Economy in the South” event.

Our Director, Dr David Hutchinson gave a presentation on available funding opportunities by promoting the ICN challenges. The event was jointly organised by Marwell Wildlife and the Clean Carbon Research Group at the University of Southampton. The speakers included Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Southampton, the Rt. Hon Lord Henley, Parliamentary Undersecretary of State at the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Dave Axam, Chair of Enterprise M3 LEP, James Ford Chair of Solent Lep and Dr Tim Woodfine, Director of Conservation, Marwell Wildlife & Visiting Professor of Wildlife Conservation (climate, nature and communities a local and global perspective).
A forum was created to generate ideas and discussions between networks and SMEs about 5£ million investments to support clean economy projects, accessible here:
More details about the event can be found here.

Future South and our Greentech South Cluster participated at the Sustainable City Expo 2018 in Southampton.

Public and private sector leaders met on Wednesday 12th September 2018 at the NST Theatre and Guildhall Square in Southampton to be inspired by the opportunities for transformation of our towns and cities. For more information please click here.


Our Greentech South Cluster is the first UK cluster to join the International Cleantech Cluster.

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Our 5th Annual Conference is over

Business opportunities from the Growth of Future South

Our 5th Annual Conference took place on 4th November 2016 in the Guildhall Winchester. 

The programme and delegate list can be found here:Future South 5th Annual Conference Programme

More than 200 visitors heard:

  • Our Key Note Speaker, Sir Vince Cable, a key leader in the last Govt. Sir Vince outlining his vision of the post Brexit/Trump landscape and made important announcements regarding the Hampshire Community Bank
  • Secured finance opportunities for their projects
  • Learnt how Greentech South members have been supported to win funds, loans and contacts
  • Find out which projects our Energy team are bringing to the South
  • Networked with like-minded businesses and academics
  • Found who the winner of the David Green award :


Sandra Sassow of SEaB receives the David Green Award for sustainable business. With her are, from left, Sir Vince Cable and Future South board members Andy Stanford-Clark and Dr David Hutchinson.

Sandra Sassow of SEaB receives the David Green Award for sustainable business. With her are, from left, Sir Vince Cable and Future South board members Andy Stanford-Clark and Dr David Hutchinson.


Creating a low carbon economy with Future South


Future Solent was set up to secure business growth and jobs through supporting the development of a low carbon economy. Our mission remains the same but our boundaries are widening to reflect the demand for our support and the opportunities that exist to form networks and business collaboration within the Solent and the South of England. We still remain a strong triple helix partnership organisation – with the active involvement and backing of the region’s Businesses, Universities and Public Sector. We are confident that through this change, there will be even more benefit for the Solent economy and for other parts of Hampshire, Dorset, Surrey and West Sussex.

Keep up to date with news and opportunities and follow us on Twitter @FutureSouth_org (please note we’ve updated our Twitter name from our previous one, @Futuresolent) and you will be the first to hear of new funds, new projects, new opportunities, new products and new supply chain providers.

There is a growing “green economy” in the South with many strengths emerging in research & development, environmental technologies, energy, waste and construction. Future South aims to capitalise on these strengths to promote further development of the green economy, and with it, economic growth and jobs.

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