Prince of Wales learns about climate tech innovation during visit

The Prince of Wales

HRH The Prince of Wales recently visited technology hub Sustainable Ventures, which is based in London’s County Hall and is the largest of its type in Europe.

Managing Partner of Sustainable Ventures, Andrew Wordsworth, introduced the prince to member company chiefs working on innovations to tackle climate change and resource scarcity. These included Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, founder of ENSO, a company that makes tyres designed to reduce air pollution. ENSO is a 2023 finalist of the Earthshot Prize in the ‘Clean Our Air’ category.

As well as touring the workspace, the Prince took part in a discussion with other startups who aim to grow rapidly ( known as ‘scaling’ in tech industry terminology) and maximise impact on the problems they are trying to solve.

Notpla, also part of the Sustainable Ventures community, won last year’s prize in the “Build a Waste-free World” category for its packaging made from seaweed. Winners receive a £1 million grant to help grow their business.

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