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The day the Prince of Wales visited the Barclays Eagle Lab

On 16 February, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales made a trip to our Eagle Lab in Notting Hill, an incubator space for entrepreneurs, with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL), to meet entrepreneurs making waves in technology and sustainability.

His Royal Highness met entrepreneurs behind rapidly growing businesses, aiming to solve fundamental global issues through financial and green technology. Amongst these was Desolenator, a social enterprise behind solar powered water purification technology who participated in our Citizenship Accelerator with Unreasonable. The two-week accelerator is designed to support growth-stage ventures across the UK by providing entrepreneurs with the resources, mentorship, and global network of support that they need to rapidly create jobs and address key global issues.

His Royal Highness later observed a demonstration of laser cutting and 3D printing; technologies helping businesses to rapidly prototype their ideas and reduce transport emissions and material consumption. Afterwards, the Prince attended a CEO dinner we helped to convene, together with other global banks of the Banking Environment Initiative (BEI), to discuss collaboration that would more powerfully harness technology-driven innovations in finance to help solve societal challenges.

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The visit prompted us to pledge guaranteed desk space in our Eagle Labs across the country for companies specifically working on green and sustainable initiatives.

 

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