In our Climate Emergency Action Plan, we set ourselves the challenge of becoming net zero carbon by 2030. We are leading a large programme of work to reduce carbon emissions and develop more sustainable ways of doing things. We are collaborating with residents, businesses, academic institutions and research organisations to accelerate innovation that will help us achieve our net zero target, and protect the environment for future generations.
Bristol & Bath were identified as one of the UK’s top 10 clusters for FinTech growth (Government’s FinTech Strategic Review 2021). Our ecosystem is a world leader in innovation. It is ambitious to grow its focus on sustainable FinTech that is green, ethical, accessible and inclusive.
The Combined Authority commissioned a Bristol & Bath FinTech strategy with a focus on jobs and training, net zero and increased global profile. Alongside this, our inward investment service, Invest Bristol & Bath, work with the financial services sector as a priority industry. Talk to the team about expanding or relocating in the region.
Digital Engineering, Technology and Innovation (DETI): Research, innovation and skills programme supporting the digitalisation of design and manufacturing processes to develop sustainable products.
Funding for SMEs to make energy savings and carbon reduction improvements to their buildings and operations.
Grants for renewable energy projects of under 5 megawatts in the West of England.
Growing the region’s space sector to enable new technologies that address social and environmental challenges.
The Green Futures Fund (GFF) will test innovative approaches to delivery of school careers activity and curriculum that align with the regional 'green' skills agenda.
Green Skills encompass the expertise that we need to develop and support a sustainable society. We know to meet our net zero target, we'll need to make sure our region has the right skills and knowledge to take advantage of emerging technologies. We're supporting residents and businesses to access training and support to develop new skills.