Green technology combines science, engineering and innovation to provide sustainable solutions that conserve the natural environment and minimise the negative impact of human activities on the planet.

As society pushes towards a circular economy we are inspired and motivated by the commercially-focused innovation taking place across a diverse range of technologies. Industries are finding new ways to support the creation of sustainable solutions and are set to tackle our shared universal challenge to slow down global warming and reduce the green-house effect. The ongoing drive for combatting climate change is not only encouraging growth in existing ‘green’ sectors but is also leading to the development of entirely new fields.

Whilst the challenge is huge, so too is the opportunity for innovators to find new and more efficient ways to replace existing technologies and processes with eco-friendly ones and play their part in stemming climate change.

Innovation in this space is in everyone's best interest and even small changes can have a large-term impact. More is needed though; the innovation must deliver to the market real-world solutions that are embraced by consumers and can be embedded into the mainstream.

Whichever way you choose to embrace green technology the innovation that matters now will be the innovation that makes a positive impact.

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Green IP Report

Patents are both a driver and a barometer of innovation

Our report examines the role of patents in making innovative ‘green’ technologies into a reality as well as how the patent landscape can be used to identify opportunities for partnering, collaboration and investment.

We share our enthusiasm and admiration for commercially-focused innovation across a diverse range of technologies, from repurposing carbon dioxide to make protein-rich foods, to the multi-faceted approach to a circular plastics economy. We also discuss the tantalising prospect of AI-mediated renewable energy supply, and the harnessing of battery tech from the EV boom to drive energy efficiency in consumer devices. This report reflects our passion for technology solutions that tackle our shared global challenge. 

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Mewburn Ellis


Mewburn Ellis Forward is a biannual publication that celebrates the best of innovation and exploration. Through its pages we hope to inform and entertain, but also to encourage discussion about the most compelling developments taking place in the scientific and entrepreneurial world. Along the way, we’ll engage with the IP challenges that international organisations face every day.