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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 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




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 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.