EVENT: Innovative Start-Up Forum: “Meet the Local Authorities”

In this series UKGBC is convening its Innovative Start-Up Members with representatives from across the built environment value chain to discuss solutions to challenges and enable better collaboration.
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January 10, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm





Event taking place on Tuesday 10th January 2023, 2:00-3:30pm

UKGBC has an expanding community of Innovative Start-Up Members, who we bring together through this Forum to:

  • Create a supportive community of peers to explore challenges they share and the potential solutions to them. 
  • Connect Innovative Start-Up members with the wider UKGBC corporate membership, facilitating knowledge sharing and network-building.
  • Proactively engage start-ups in UKGBC activities.

The Forum is a collaborative and informal space, with meetings held on a quarterly basis open to all UKGBC Innovative Start-Up members. Our January meeting will also welcome the following individuals from UKGBC’s local authority network as guest panellists:

  • Alastair Mumford, Corporate Energy Manager, Devon County Council
  • Gillian Dick, Spatial Planning Manager, Glasgow City Council
  • Hannah Smith, Sustainability Programme Manager, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • George Simms, SMART Hub Lead, West Midlands Combined Authority

Please contact emily-rose.garnett@ukgbc.org if:

  1. You are a UKGBC local authority  member interested in engaging with our start-ups and showcasing your approach to innovation as a guest panellist.
  2. You are a UKGBC Innovative Start-Up member wishing to participate in the Forum.

You can read about our previous Innovative Start-Up Forums here:

  • “Meet the Architects” – 13th April 2022. We welcomed Penoyre & Prasad, Orms, Bennetts Associates, and SOM as our guest panellists.
  • “Meet the Developers”, 12th January 2022. We welcomed Berkeley Homes, Transport for London, Grosvenor, and JLL as our guest panellists.

Innovative Start-Up Forum Advisory Group:

Innovative Start-Up members: Profiles of UKGBC’s start-up members can be found via our Inside Innovation website. If you would like to apply to become an Innovative Start-Up member, or for more information on this dedicated and discounted membership category, please contact innovation@ukgbc.org.

Find out more about UKGBC’s work on Solutions & Innovation here.