Green Future Investments Limited (GFIL), 克兰菲尔德 is proud to deliver investment support to innovators and entrepreneurs.

The GFIL基金 portfolio provides funding to innovators that are developing sustainable solutions to environmental challenges, with practical and business support from 克兰菲尔德 including mentoring, technical assistance from academics and technician staff, 业务指导, and providing access to our laboratory and near industrial scale test facilities. 

It is time to invest in change for the better  

JDB电子现在就需要采取行动. 全球变暖正在加剧, and the scientific evidence suggests that we are running out of time to avert catastrophe. If we do not act in this decisive decade, we will go beyond our ability to adapt. 世界各地 we are already seeing what that future could look like – in the Summer of 2022 we have seen floods in Pakistan, 加勒比海的飓风, 席卷欧洲的热浪, and droughts in the US and China. 

The urgent need for action to keep alive the prospect of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees above pre-industrial levels is clear. 业务es are critical to our overall effort to deliver a net zero future by reducing emissions and driving the green technology revolution.  

Addressing climate change is an urgent challenge, but one that creates opportunities for growth, 协作, 以及新的伙伴关系. 

世界各地, individuals and organisations are radically re-imagining what it means to be a responsible 21st-century business, and innovators are a critical part of this movement to transition to a clean green future. The 发展 of new ideas and innovative technologies and the scaling of existing solutions have the potential to make a profound difference for businesses, 客户, and communities - and to preserve the planet for future generations. 

JDB电子的目标是什么?

Through this funding we will support full technology and service 发展, from earliest stage ideas and research to 部署 和商业化, through a portfolio of funds: the Future Frontiers Fund, the Technology Accelerator Fund, the Green Future 创业 Fund, and The Brian Meredith Net Zero Scholarship programme.

资金将用于: 

  • Truly innovative leaps through small investments to test ‘might work’ concepts. 
  • Concepts and technologies which are in transition between research 和商业化.
  • The next generation of 克兰菲尔德 businesses who are focused on green-related business ideas by offering investments as part of the University Seed Fund. 
  • SMEs whose core purpose is around green 产品与服务 to scale up. 
  • Students to work on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related business ideas and become future climate change activists. 

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创新漏斗

The GFIL基金 uses the Technology Readiness Level (TRL) framework to establish an innovation funnel that enables a constant stream of ideas, 产品与服务, 以及有待开发的技术, 测试, 并投入市场. 

It is based on the principle that many innovative ideas are introduced through the wide mouth of the funnel with various stages to determine whether they are worth pursuing. At the end of the funnel is the commercialisation of the product, service, or technology. Below is how each fund within the portfolio aligns with the TRLs.

GFI基金概述

What are Technology Readiness Levels?

Originally developed by NASA to assess space exploration technologies, TRLs are used by a variety of industries to measure the maturity level of a technology throughout its research, 发展, and 部署 phase progression. TRLs are based on a scale from 1 to 9, with 9 being the most mature technology and ready for the ‘real world’.