Case Study

Management and delivery of a pioneering CleanTech innovation competition, including assessing the applications.

One of the world’s largest energy companies.

Objective

Delivering and managing one of the UK’s leading low carbon innovation competitions for 15 years.

Process

  • Providing technical assessment of over 1,500 low carbon business ideas against criteria of commercial viability, innovation and carbon saving potential.
  • Management of an annual programme of events, communication and wider stakeholder engagement.
  • Management of an annual programme impact review involving structured interviews with previous winners and data collection.
  • Ad-hoc strategic advice on programme development strategy.
  • Ad-hoc analytical support for critical industry thought-pieces.

Outcome

Establishing the initiative as one of the UK’s leading low carbon innovation competitions. Between 2005 and 2019, the organisation provided over £4 million of funding to more than 100 innovative low-carbon enterprises in the UK. Almost 80% of supported companies remain in operation five years after launching, compared to a national average of about 45%.