Cambridge Cleantech flies flag for EU on US mission
Cambridge Cleantech has been attending a high-level EU mission to New York and Boston this week.
The EU funded European Cluster Collaboration Platform led the delegation to the US (May 15-19) and Sam Goodall, the international manager at Cambridge Cleantech, was chosen by the EU, through a competitive application process to represent cleantech member companies.
The delegates planned to attend the TechConnect World Innovation Conference in Washington DC, undertake a US–EU Cluster Matchmaking event and visit Boston and Philadelphia, enabling EU clusters to develop transatlantic strategic business partnerships.
Goodall said: “Being chosen for the mission has provided me with an opportunity to meet new partners, explore key opportunities for our members in the cleantech sector and promote Cambridge Cleantech as a leading European cluster.”
Cambridge Cleantech CEO Martin Garratt said the mission was strategically timely for the organisation. He said: “Our members have identified the US as a key target market for the cleantech sector and so I am pleased that we had this opportunity to explore and develop our connections with partners in the country and equally pleased that Sam was identified as a leading expert in the field of sustainability to attend the mission.”
The initiative has been fully funded by the EU and organised as a follow-up to the EU-US Cooperation Arrangement on Clusters signed between the U.S Department of Commerce and DG GROWTH of the European Commission.
• PHOTOGRAPH SHOWS: Sam Goodall, international manager at Cambridge Cleantech. Picture credit: Julian Claxton Photography