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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.

Improved building performance and construction 

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges? 

  • Building fabric of heritage buildings 
  • Durable internal wall construction and/or finishing.

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

Improved occupant experience 

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Indoor air quality
  • Access to control system to manage lock-outs in tenanted accommodation
  • Tamper-proof fire alarm detector heads.

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

Low carbon refrigeration and cooling


Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Low carbon refrigeration and cooling.

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

Renewables


Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling this challenge?

  • Domestic PV
  • Urban wind.

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

Water and waste management

Can you help the Innovation Gateway Partners tackling these challenges?

  • Water saving devices
  • Use of sink grey water for toilet flushing
  • Prevention of drainage issues and reduced risk of non-compliance.

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

Kingfisher challenges

Can you help supply Kingfisher with the following products?

  • Products that enable rainwater harvesting / grey water for domestic use
  • Gadgets for reducing domestic water consumption 
  • Outdoor treated wood  
  • Indoor composting. 

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

Round One 2019 is now open! Deadline to submit your application is Friday 22nd March 2019, 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 our Innovation Outreach Manager, Matt Workman, at mattworkman@innovationgateway.com,
or via phone on +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.