Finance & Funding: Once in a lifetime challenges

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Andrew Smith, David Richardson, Matthew Clayton, Veronica Noone, Louise Wilson and Fraser Pritchard

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● Sustainable investment for a carbon-neutral future: Once in a lifetime challenges – the ingredients for a perfect sauce for funding? ● Updates from major sources of finance and identification of commerciality failures and practical suggestions on avoiding them What has the impact of the pandemic been on angel & VC funding? How are corporate venture arms viewing the current economic climate and their own strategic budgets? Many businesses are making strong statements about their businesses being carbon neutral by 2040, 2039 even 2030, and the days of the internal combustion engine in trucks and cars are clearly numbered. As COP26 heads to Scotland in 2021, hear from a panel reflecting views on how this soup of extraordinary ingredients can be used to create the perfect sauce for funding your business. There will be panelists from private and public sector funding sources encompassing crowd funding, debt, and equity along with practical dos and don’ts based on hard-won experience in getting challenging projects and innovative businesses funded. There will be ample opportunity to raise those all-important queries. Chair: Andrew Smith, Partner, GreenbackersTM Investment Capital Panelists: ● David Richardson, Innovation Lead for Energy Systems, Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation ● Matthew Clayton, Managing Director, Thrive Renewables ● Veronica Noone, Senior Manager, Scottish Enterprise’s Low Carbon Transition Team ● Louise Wilson, Joint Managing Director (Projects), Abundance Investment ● Fraser Pritchard, Partner, Columbus Energy Partners Panel discussion and audience Q&A

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