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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.

Latest Challenges


Reducing building energy consumption

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Improving local comfort cooling in buildings.
  • Reduce energy used by signage and screens.
  • Rethinking ultra-low temperature storage.
  • Improve BEMS functionality and efficiency.

For more detailed information about each specific challenges and the solution criteria, click here.

Improving employee health and safety

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Reducing slips, trips, and falls.
  • Better management of disability access.
  • Improving safety for high risk/ critical jobs.

For more detailed information about each specific challenges and the solution criteria, click here.

Improving waste recycling rates

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Improve waste segregation at source and use of recycling bins.

For more detailed information about the specific challenge and solution criteria, click here.

Facilities maintenance

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Automate maintenance of facilities.

For more detailed information about the specific challenge and solution criteria, click here.

Managing water use and quality

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Reducing water consumption of showers.
  • Reducing water consumption of toilets.
  • Logging and monitoring of water use.
  • Reducing the risk of legionella.

For more detailed information about each specific challenges and the solution criteria, click here.

Deadline to submit your application is Friday 25th August 2017, 23:59 BST.

For more detailed information on each the challenges outlined above and solution criteria, click here.

Should you have any questions about your involvement in the Innovation Gateway, please feel free to get in touch with Niccolò Roveda, Innovation Sourcing Manager, at niccoloroveda@innovationgateway.com, or via phone at +44 (0)1865 597 643.

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The Innovation Gateway Can Help You To:


Access the market
Pitch your innovation in person to decision makers at major organisations including Royal Bank of Scotland, Carillion plc, Heathrow Airport, Kingfisher plc, University of Cambridge, UNITE Students and Lancaster University.

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


How It Works


Whether your idea is garage-tested or market-ready, your innovation will be assessed by a panel of decision makers for Innovation Gateway Partners.

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.

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