Innovative Start-Up Forum

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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July 20, 2021


Research & Innovation



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

  • Create a supportive community of peers to explore shared challenges and 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.
  • Help profile and scale purpose-driven innovators operating in the built environment.

The Forum is a collaborative and informal space, with meetings held on a quarterly basis open to all UKGBC Innovative Start-Up members. During each Forum meeting we also welcome a select number of individuals from the wider UKGBC membership to partake in a panel discussion and Q&A, to knowledge share with our start-up members.

The direction of the Forum is member-led.  An Advisory Group of  Innovative Start-Up members work alongside UKGBC in-between meetings to ensure relevance of activities and to support planning and preparation.

Innovative Start-Up Forum Advisory Group:

Upcoming meetings:

Previous meetings:

  • Meet the Local Authorities” – 10th January 2023. We welcomed the West Midlands Combined Authority, Glasgow City Council, Devon County Council and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as our guest panellists.
  • Meet the Contractors” – 27th September 2022. We welcomed ISG, Multiplex Construction Europe and Laing O’Rourke as our guest panellists.
  • “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.

Get involved: If you are a UKGBC Innovative Start-Up member wishing to participate in the Forum, please contact

Innovative Start-Up members: Profiles of UKGBC’s Innovative 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 see here. For more information on how we support Innovative Start-Ups, please contact