The meeting place for Cleantech Companies, Investors, and Corporates | 11th Jan 2023 | London



Pippa is the co-founder of Zero Carbon Capital, home of an EIS fund investing in early-stage companies on a mission to fix climate change. ZCC supports deep science, hard-tech solutions that have the potential to make half gigaton-level reductions of CO2e at scale; and vision-aligned, ambitious teams to go with them. Pippa started angel investing in decarbonisation technologies in California five years ago, where she was an active member of the impact investing ecosystem. She holds a Masters degree in Manufacturing Engineering from the University of Cambridge.


Jim is Managing Partner at Viridis Capital, an investment company who back sustainable businesses and innovative management teams with active support and long term investment.

Jim has 25 years’ experience in sustainable and clean technology, including 16 years’ private equity. He invests in sustainable businesses in technology, services and manufacturing, renewable energy, energy efficiency and water. STIL manages family office capital, institutional funds, and high net-worth investments through private equity funds.


Joe is a European and UK Patent Attorney at J A Kemp. He has a particular interest in helping young and growing businesses develop and execute an IP strategy. He helps them to secure relevant protection for their innovations, to manage and minimise IP risk and advises them when their rights are infringed. Joe particularly enjoys developing patent portfolios and relishes working closely with inventors to draft new patent applications.

Joe’s clients include start-ups, university spin-outs, technology transfer organisations, as well as large multi-nationals, and he understands how to cater for the specific needs of each. He has particular experience advising clients with a business model based on out-licensing intellectual property rights. Such businesses requires a robust approach to IP enforcement. He has experience all through the business life cycle from start-up to IPO and beyond.


Andrew is a Partner at Birketts in their Corporate and Commercial Team. Andrew has over thirty years’ legal experience advising a range of private and public sector clients across commercial law firms in Cambridge, London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels. With an MBA from Manchester Business School, Andrew has significant expertise and experience in the ICT, cleantech and life sciences sectors, both nationally and internationally. Andrew is dual qualified in England & Wales and in Scotland. He was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1990 and in Scotland in 1997 where he became an accredited IP specialist. Andrew is named as a ‘Leading Individual’ by Legal  for his IT and Telecoms work.


Ed has founded and exited two media & technology businesses. He currently sits on the board and is a director of two media technology business and is an NED to a marketing services company. Ed is a passionate angel investor and has been investing in the green space for a number of years..



As Community Director for Carbon13, Emma has a 20-year background in climate change and sustainability, with a keen interest in solutions to address the world’s critical issues. At Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability she supported cross-sector business leadership groups to increase emission reduction regulations across the UK and Europe, designed senior executive education in climate and delivered the first two years of the Young Sustainability Entrepreneurs Awards for Unilever and HRH The Prince of Wales. She then spent four years at Allia working hands-on with impact entrepreneurs and curating accelerator programmes, partnering with EIT Climate KIC.


Tom is a European and UK Patent Attorney at J A Kemp with over ten years’ experience working in private practice for clients ranging from SMEs to multinationals, across all areas of chemistry. He has particular experience in small molecule pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and medical devices, as well as chemical technologies relevant to the electronics sector including organic light-emitting devices, liquid crystal displays, and secondary batteries. Tom also has an interest in sustainable technology and has worked with a number of cleantech firms in sectors such as biodegradable packaging for the food and drink industry and low emission vehicles.


Stephen is a UK Patent and Chartered Trade Mark Attorney at J A Kemp. His patent work focuses on the telecommunications, electronics, computer software, cleantech and medtech industry sectors. Stephen has particular expertise in handling cases where there is a cross-over with aspects of bioscience and biotechnology. Stephen’s design and trade mark work encompasses the fashion, consumer products, pharmaceutical, retail and transport sectors.

Stephen is also qualified as a patent attorney litigator and advocate and handles patent, trade mark and design litigation in the Patents Court (High Court) and Intellectual Property Enterprise Court (IPEC) and has conducted patent and trade mark appeals from the UK IPO in the High Court and advised on numerous pre-action matters in patents, trade marks, designs and copyright to achieve settlements for his clients.