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Innovator platform

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.

Latest Challenges


Improving energy use and generation

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Utilising assets capable of demand side management
  • Heat recovery and ventilation in residential and domestic buildings
  • Low carbon refrigeration and cooling systems
  • Ultra-low and zero carbon generation technologies
  • Improving district heating performance 
  • Recovering and using waste heat

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

Making better use of physical space

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Measuring and monitoring meeting room usage 

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

Improving waste management

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Separation of liquids out of a waste stream
  • Improving the use of waste and recycling data to increase engagement

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

Improving health and wellbeing

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Improve indoor air quality in buildings
  • Connecting people with nature

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

Deadline to submit your application is Monday 2rd April 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 Niccolò Roveda, Innovation Sourcing Manager, at niccoloroveda@innovationgateway.com, or via phone at +44 (0)1865 597 643.

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.