Call for posters: edie launches brand new Innovation Zone at Sustainability Live 2015
For the first time, edie will be hosting an Innovation Zone at Sustainability Live 2015 to showcase the best emerging, pre-commercialised sustainability solutions.
The Innovation Zone will showcase 16 selected entries to an invited audience of potential investors and venture capitalists along with the show’s visitors from the business and public sectors.
We are looking for emerging products, technologies and solutions in the energy, waste, water and cleantech space which are yet to be commercialised but have reached trial or prototype stage.
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Our expert steering committee will select the 16 successful submissions who will be invited to promote their innovation on the exhibition floor in the new zone. Each will be supplied with a display ‘pod’ with space for an explanatory poster and header board and exhibitor passes to the show.
Apply online before Friday February 20 2015.
- Submitting an entry is free of charge.
- Successful applicants will be notified by Friday, March 13 and will be asked to submit their poster by Friday, March 27.
- Each successful applicant will be provided with a display pod for their poster explaining their innovative product/technology. Sites need to be manned throughout the three days.
- The cost of this on-site space, should you be selected, is £500 for the three days of the show.
Now in its ninth year, Sustainability Live comprises three co-located events at Birmingham’s NEC: the Sustainability Live Conference, NEMEX (The National Energy Management Exhibition) and Energy Recovery.
The three-day event is designed to meet the needs of all energy and sustainability management professionals, from those in senior strategic roles to those operational teams and individuals responsible for making it happen. To find out more and pre-register for the show click here.
Sustainable innovation: A look-back at 2014
- A report published by the UK Water Research & Innovation Partnership suggested the UK is 'lagging behind' on water technology innovation.
- A British cleantech company started a crowdfunding campaign to help launch the solar-powered 'Desonlenator' to disrupt the global water crisis - sustainable innovation at its best.
- Microsoft's chief environmental strategist Rob Bernard said that IT companies cannot "sit on the side-lines and be a laggards" when it comes to energy innovation.
- Molson Coors turned its beer green with its own lightweight innovation.
- BT experimented with some product innovation of its ownthrough its Net Good vision.
- A report by the European Environment Agency (EEA) concluded that eco-innovation amongst small and medium enterprises (SMEs) faces 'major financial barriers' across the EU.
- Procter & Gamble's global waste reduction leader Dr Forbes McDougall underlined the company's commitment to finding innovative ways to deal with its waste materials.
- The Government’s Green Investment Bank supported waste innovation with £33m of investment.
- Sixteen of the most innovative cleantech companies in the UK were been selected to attend the Clean and Cool Mission 2015 in San Francisco, in a bid to break into the US market.
- In an exclusive interview with edie, the head of sustainability at Innovate UK, Richard Miller said 2015 will be the year that sustainability becomes an integral part of all business innovation.