It’s hard to break into the supply chains of big business without credible references and real world performance data for your solution. The Innovation Gateway is here to help whether you are an early stage innovator, or a mature business, based in the UK or overseas. If your innovation has the potential to improve the performance of buildings, we want to hear about it.
We are currently preparing the next round of challenges. In the meantime we suggest registering with the Innovation Gateway. This will allow us to keep you informed when future challenges are made active.
The Innovation Gateway Can Help:
Access the market
Pitch your innovation in person to decision makers at major organisations including Royal Bank of Scotland, Tesco plc, Heathrow Airport, Kingfisher plc, UNITE Students, University of Edinburgh and Nottingham City Council.
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”
"I would really recommend the Innovation Gateway to other start-ups because it is a brilliant way to meet and engage with potential corporate clients"
How It Works
Whether your idea is garage-tested or market-ready, your solution will be assessed by a panel of decision makers for Innovation Gateway Partners.
Solutions of interest to the Innovation Gateway partners will offered the chance to prove their solution by way of a paid pilot.
All shortlisted solutions will get direct feedback from partner brands, which will help you gain essential market intelligence.
For more information, read our innovators guidance notes.