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Latest Challenges


Energy Use and Metering

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Sub metering at site level
  • Energy batteries and storage funding options
  • Reduce energy usage of hot food stands
  • Innovative BMS solutions

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

Building Heating Systems

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Ageing heating systems
  • Efficient domestic electric heating
  • Heat pumps for domestic heating

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

Reduction and Reuse of Waste

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Sustainable materials for building and furniture
  • Reducing plastic waste

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

Health and Wellbeing

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Create a more inclusive environment

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

Heating, Ventilation and Cooling

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Heating and cooling of automatic doors
  • Optimisation of building ventilation

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

Round Two 2018 is now open! Deadline to submit your application is Friday 24th August 2018, 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 Matt Workman, Innovation Scout, at mattworkman@innovationgateway.com, or via phone at +44 (0)1865 597 649.

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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


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.