Innovation activities

UKGBC continues to run a range of activities designed to enable a culture of open innovation within our members and to help innovative start-ups scale. This includes learning and leadership courses, creating guidance documents, communicating innovative solutions, and facilitating collaborative events.
Multi Coloured Squares in Mid Air Gathering To Form Head (Innovation)


April 17, 2019


Research & Innovation



A step change in the sector’s environmental and social impact is required in order to achieve the UKGBC vision for a sustainable built environment. This requires innovation in technology, business models and ways of operating, however innovation in the sector can be slow.   

UKGBC is undertaking work to enable a culture of open innovation within our members and to help innovative start-ups scale. This includes: 

  • Innovation Sprints in which participants are divided into groups and led through a one-day process that enables them to generate new and innovate solutions for a defined challenge, and present their concepts to a panel of judges at the end of the day 
  • Innovation Showcases where innovators present their products and services and meet prospective collaborators and clients; 
  • Future Leaders, which brings together ambitious, high-potential professionals from across industry to take part in a unique 4month programme of leadership and innovation; 
  • Highlighting existing innovative solutions through our publications and digital channels;  
  • Building a collaborative network of hubs, accelerators, investors and industry organisations who are also working with innovators to solve the built environment’s pressing environmental and social challenges; 
  • Welcoming more innovative start-ups into our membershipby reducing the cost of their annual membership to just £105. See here for details.  

Contact Alastair.mant@ukgbc if you would like to collaborate on innovation activities 

UKGBC Resources  

With thanks to EIT Climate-KIC as funding partner for the Open Innovation Levels framework