The Advisory Board will select the cleantech SMEs that get to pitch to investors on the day. The members of the Board are:
Hugh Parnell is closely involved with the early-stage, funding and business development arena around Cambridge and the east of England, particularly in the energy and environmental technology sectors. He is Chairman of Cambridge Cleantech/Envirotech Ltd (formerly Envirolink UK), co-founder of the Cambridge Energy Forum and of the Cleantech Special Interest Group at Cambridge Network.
Paul is a highly-experienced professional advisor & mentor and is passionate about entrepreneurship and innovation. He currently leads Allia Serious Impact, a multi-stream programme supporting impact entrepreneurs and ventures to start and grow businesses that make a positive impact on people, planet or place. Paul has worked with numerous ventures in Cleantech, IoT/Smart Cities, Health (incl.biosciences & pharmaceuticals), AgritTech and Tech for Good around the world. He sits on the Advisory Boards of AGRIinsight, Cambridge Bio-Augentation Systems, GeneAdviser, KisanHub & Repositive, and is a judge for the MassChallenge Accelerator.
Mark is a Managing Director at KPMG in Cambridge and leads the Enterprise team in East Anglia. With over 21 years’ experience he specialises in working with privately owned and PE backed businesses, from start-ups to large family owned companies. He has worked on many different business sectors and has significant experience of helping businesses grow, manage their risks and achieve their strategies. KPMG’s Cambridge office has over 140 staff and offer our clients Audit, Tax, Pensions, and Advisory services. Given its location, it is not surprising that our Cambridge office is a Centre of Excellence for technology.
Henry is a ‘rising star’ in the world of intellectual property rights for clean technologies, and has a listing in the Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP Stars Handbook to confirm this. He specialises in advising SMEs on how to obtain legal protection for their technology. This includes drafting patent applications and advising on all forms of Intellectual Property (IP) protection, such as design rights, copyright and trademarks, as well as developing IP strategies tailormade for businesses. Henry has worked with several Scandinavian companies specialising in green technology. His portfolio includes companies that are developing carbon capture and storage technologies such as Equinor (formerly Statoil), the carbon capture technology of Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and companies that are developing new hydrogen production technologies. Henry is based in J.A. Kemp’s London office. He joined the firm in 2017 after working in private practice since 2007.