It’s hard to break into the supply chains of big business without credible references and real world performance data for your innovation. The Innovation Gateway is here to help. If your innovation has the potential to improve the performance of buildings, we want to hear about it.
Predicting plant and equipment failures
Do you have an innovation that can identify, predict and alert the obsolescence or malfunctioning of plant and equipment? Can the solution identify or predict when equipment requires maintenance, and so reduce maintenance costs, downtime, and the requirement for non-scheduled replacement? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
Reducing water use and waste
Do you have an innovation that can reduce water use or waste (particularly potable water)? Or a solution that that can help to manage water more efficiently, or increase the use of recycled water? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
Improving the maintenance of gutters
Do you have an innovation that can decrease the need to clean and maintain the gutters across all building types, leading to a reduction in the need for repeat visits? Or a solution that can address access issues whilst meeting health and safety / regulatory requirements? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
Innovative solutions to building heat loss
Do you have an innovative solution that can reduce thermal loss from existing commercial buildings, and provides superior return on investment and comfort, when compared to commonly available approaches? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
Reducing use of electrical energy in buildings
Do you have an innovative hardware or control solution that can deliver energy and cost saving opportunities? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
Portable heating & cooling
Do you have an innovative temporary heating or cooling solution that can be implemented in the case of the main systems failure? For more detailed information on the latest challenges and solution criteria, click here.
The Innovation Gateway Can Help You To:
Access the market
Pitch your innovation in person to decision makers at major organisations including RBS, Carillion and Heathrow Airport.
Secure credible references
Develop relationships with leading companies, increasing your credibility and attracting additional customers.
Gain real world validation
Trial your innovation on partners’ property estates, creating a live-test dataset and case study that validates your solution.
What Our Innovators Say
“The Innovation Gateway continues to be my no.1 sales tool. It has provided us with serious credibility and opened doors for us. As a result, we now have ongoing trials and sales with water utilities, shopping centres, hotels and even the Houses of Parliament! Additionally, we have a great deal of overseas interest with some export sales and representation in new markets like the Caribbean, New Zealand, and Botswana”
“The Innovation Gateway has been a fantastic success for us; we were able to pitch to some incredibly influential people within relevant companies. We’re hoping this is the first step in a successful business partnership with Heathrow Airport, but it wouldn’t have been possible without the Gateway”
How It Works
Whether your idea is garage-tested or market-ready, your innovation will be assessed by a panel of decision makers.
Innovations of interest to the Innovation Gateway partners will offered the chance to prove their solution by way of a paid pilot.
All shortlisted innovations will get direct feedback from partner brands, which will help you gain essential market intelligence.
For more information, read our innovators guidance notes.