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Celebrating the Work and Voices of Women Tackling Air Quality

Thanks Climate Global News (CGN) for including us in your first ever female focused edition. We’re proud that Breathable Cities recognised and celebrated the work and voices of women tackling air quality. It’s something we are committed to continue! In the words of publisher Abby Davy,…

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Putting Innovation into Action at Demo Day

Breathable Cities. Designed by Growth Studio. Supported by Impact on Urban Health, 11 startups, 14 intense weeks. 80 hours of workshops, expert support and mentoring.

Culminating in 🥁 ONE HUGE DAY 🥁 of 💡 Power Pitching 💡 to investors, government, academia, industry experts, partners, media and campaigners.

Watch our film. Here’s how to put innovation into action

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What are the biggest opportunities in cleantech and why there aren’t more clean air innovators?

What are the biggest opportunities in cleantech and why aren’t there more clean air innovators? Author Paul Finch, Co-Founder, Breathable Cities (Growth Studio) On the face of it, identifying the biggest opportunities in clean tech seems a really easy question but…

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The Dirty Reality Behind Clean Air Pollution

Author: Paul Finch, Co-Founder: Breathable Cities Recently, we launched 11 air quality startups from our Breathable Cities accelerator programme into the investment ecosystem and local London testbeds. As a mission to combat air pollution and its disastrous human health effects, this…

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Breathable Cities Demo Day is a Wrap!

Breathable Cities Demo Day is a Wrap! 11 Startups unveiled their innovations preventing air pollution or improving air quality to the investment community on the 11 October 2023.

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Breathable Cities Demo Day is Here!

Get ready for the Breathable Cities Demo Day!

🌏 See The Latest Clean Air Tech Removing Pollution In Our Cities 🌏

As part of the grand finale of our 3-month Breathable Cities Accelerator Programme by Growth Studio in partnership with Impact on Urban Health, we are presenting the UK’s most promising startups in the space of Air Pollution.

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Meet The Women Leading Action & Innovation in Air Quality

The problem with air pollution The topic of air quality is more important and more prevalent than ever. According to the UN Environmental Programme up to 7 million premature deaths are caused by air pollution every year.  In the UK alone,…

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Invisible entrepreneurs – where are all the female founders hiding?

Kate Barnard is a former Engineering Programme Manager at Rolls Royce and now runs Enjoy the Air, which provides data-driven strategies to help cities improve their air quality in order to meet the World Health Organisation’s air standard and to fulfil the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. After leaving behind the corporate world to launch Enjoy the Air in 2020, Kate reflects on the challenges she faces as a female founder, and why the pool of women-led businesses is still so small.

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10 clean-air innovators selected for UK’s first Breathable Cities Accelerator 

Race to Combat Urban Air Pollution Begins The search is over. Selections have been made. Britain’s leading clean air pioneers join Breathable Cities, Europe’s biggest accelerator programme dedicated to tackling the devastating effects of urban air pollution.  With over 70 applications,…

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Why It’s Time To Invest in Clean Air Innovation

Here’s a question; a couple in fact. What do we need to do to combat air pollution? What scale of funding and innovation do we need to put on the table? What regulation do we need to impose on industry?  The…

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