UK CleanTech Industry RTIC
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UK CleanTech Industry

Understand the UK’s emerging CleanTech industry and the companies developing sustainable products and energy efficient services through our unbeatable real-time sector data.

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What is CleanTech?

Clean Technology, or CleanTech as it’s regularly known, in short is the description of a product, services or process that aims to improve or reduce negative environmental effects.

This blanket term relates to various companies and technologies that work within clean energy, sustainability, recycling, and other green innovation practices, such as water purification, biofuels, environmental protection, agriculture and much more.

With the UK’s dedication to combating climate change, and net zero by 2050, the market size of the CleanTech industry has grown in recent years with more and more solutions to improve environmental sustainability.

CleanTech sector summary

Key information you should know about the CleanTech sector from our AI-driven platform of over 5 million companies:

  • CleanTech has turnover of £163.17bn, meaning it is our 5th largest RTIC, and our 12th fastest growing sector.
  • The CleanTech sector is getting a lot of attention from investors and is one of the top 10 fastest growing sectors for venture capital funding.
  • The amount of Innovate UK grants is not increasing as fast in the CleanTech sector, as our other emerging economy sectors.
4,795
COMPANIES CONSIDERED
£183,955,266,996
TOTAL TURNOVER
160,728
TOTAL EMPLOYEES
£22,485,060,000
TOTAL INVESTMENT FUNDING
£388,591,911
TOTAL INNOVATE UK GRANT FUNDING
5.0%
AVERAGE COMPANY GROWTH PER YEAR

CleanTech verticals

Our CleanTech RTIC is made up of 6 individual industry verticals, including verticals such as Adapted Goods, Agriculture, Forestry and Biodiversity, Energy Production, Management and Storage. You can find out more about the verticals by buying a report, visualising the sector on our platform, or by downloading the data.

  • Sector Code Description Records
  • RTIC0047 CleanTech 4795 companies

    Companies in clean energy, environmentally sustainable product or service design and provision such as water purification, biofuels and other adapted goods.

    • CleanTech: Adapted Goods

      Companies reformulating products in order to make them more sustainable

      337 companies
    • CleanTech: Agriculture, Forestry and Biodiversity

      Companies providing technologies that allow the environmental monitoring of agricultural processes, forests and wildlife.

      353 companies
    • CleanTech: Energy Production, Management and Storage

      Companies providing products for the effective supervision of energy usage, management and efficiency

      2365 companies
    • CleanTech: Environmental Protection and Monitoring

      Companies specialised in the production of technologies that facilitate environmental management and environmental health monitoring

      1141 companies
    • CleanTech: Mining, Fuels and Biofuels

      Companies developing new technologies and/or products aimed to make the fuel/mining industries more sustainable

      394 companies
    • CleanTech: Water Processing

      Companies creating technologies that allow for an in-depth analysis of water quality and usage

      795 companies

CleanTech industry growth

We estimate that the UK CleanTech sector could be worth almost £201bn by 2027, based on the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.3%. Below you can see the five year turnover forecast for the RTIC from 2023 to 2027.

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Dig deeper into the UK’s CleanTech industry with our free 2022 RTIC report, which includes:

– Summary of RTIC data & industry performance
– Overview of key verticals
– Geographic analysis & breakdown
– Key insights & trends

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