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We’ve collected all of the news and blog posts from across the team at Allia – read on for insights about impact; spotlights on some of the exciting projects our tenants and partners work on; and interesting thought-pieces from across the sector

Climate Accelerator comes to a close with a Demo Day for climate tech founders

We have been working with Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative, EIT Climate-KIC, to deliver 6 months of support to start-ups who have innovative solutions for addressing the climate emergency

As the programme came to a close, the founders joined to pitch their ventures at Allia’s Climate Accelerator Demo Day at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge – the same venue that saw the launch of the programme back in January 2022.

Climate Accelerator comes to a close with a Demo Day for climate tech founders
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Allia welcomes new Chairman Tim Jones
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Allia welcomes new Chairman Tim Jones

Four new Trustees with experience across finance, risk & governance sectors also join the Board

Allia is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Jones as Chairman of its Board of Trustee Directors. Tim’s appointment comes as Ram Gidoomal CBE FIC FRSA retires after more than 17 years in office and was recently celebrated at a reception at the House of Lords hosted by Lord Lee of Trafford and attended by Allia Trustees, staff, supporters and friends.

Introducing: The Cambridge Campus
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Introducing: The Cambridge Campus

Allia has acquired a new building in Cambridge to expand its impact business campus. The SmartLIFE Low Carbon Centre now part of Allia’s successful Future Business Centres, to provide flexible workspace & free support to growing businesses. 

Hackney Council partners with Allia to support local micro and small businesses in the borough to develop and grow
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Hackney Council partners with Allia to support local micro and small businesses in the borough to develop and grow

Allia has partnered with Hackney Council to provide another year of high-quality support, workshops and mentoring for 145 small and micro businesses in Hackney to help them develop, grow and achieve their impact aims.

Over 2022, Allia will run a range of programmes that will help local entrepreneurs to bring their business ideas to life; support established small businesses to grow revenue and gain more customers; and work with pre-seed or seed impact start-ups that aim to address the most pressing local and global challenges.

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Climate Accelerator comes to a close with a Demo Day for climate tech founders
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Climate Accelerator comes to a close with a Demo Day for climate tech founders

We have been working with Europe’s leading climate innovation initiative, EIT Climate-KIC, to deliver 6 months of support to start-ups who have innovative solutions for addressing the climate emergency

As the programme came to a close, the founders joined to pitch their ventures at Allia’s Climate Accelerator Demo Day at the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge – the same venue that saw the launch of the programme back in January 2022.

Climate Action from the Allia team
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Climate Action from the Allia team

Here at Allia, we talk a lot about our mission to create a positive impact for people, place and planet… But what does our team do in their personal lives to play their part in saving the planet? After all, it’s the small things that go towards making a big difference. 

5 reasons why you should apply to Amplify
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5 reasons why you should apply to Amplify

Ask any founder and they will list the things that make starting a business tough – working long hours yet feeling as though you lack the time to get everything done. Not knowing where to turn for help or advice plus being so busy managing the day-to-day jobs that the strategy gets left behind.

Cambridge Cleantech – a growing global network of climate focused innovation
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Cambridge Cleantech – a growing global network of climate focused innovation

When we built our first Future Business Centre in Cambridge back in 2013, we knew there were certain organisations that needed to be part of our impact community from the start. And one of them was Cambridge Cleantech. Celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the UK’s largest cleantech member organisation is growing and expanding its reach well beyond Cambridge – in fact, it has welcomed international members over the years from countries such as Israel, India, North and South America and Japan.

Cambridge Carbon Footprint – taking the first steps
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Cambridge Carbon Footprint – taking the first steps

It’s safe to say that most organisations would like to improve their carbon footprint, reduce their emissions, and be more ‘eco-friendly’ and environmentally focused, but many don’t know where to start, or what that really involves. How much difference does it really make if one organisation turns down the heating in their offices, or encourages more staff to car-share on the way to work?

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