Ingredients for Climate Innovation Clusters: The UK Case

The presence of certain ‘ingredients’ increases the chance that climate innovation clusters will emerge and grow.

Ingredients include relevant research organisations, networking agents, start-up accelerators, fiscal incentives for businesses, good transport links, political leadership and proximity to markets. Identifying and mapping these ingredients allows policymakers, investors and collaborators to determine how to strengthen and enhance activity.

This report highlights the success of regions around London, Cambridge, Bristol, Manchester and Edinburgh, allowing us to illustrate the 18 necessary ingredients for cities to accelerate the growth of climate innovation clusters.


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United Kingdom
Related Focus Area
Urban Transitions
Related Goal
Goal 2: Nurture nature-based resilience for cities