About this Event

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.

UKGBC now has over 80 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 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 and wider members scaling innovative solutions in the built environment on a case-by-case basis.

This May session will be discussing pilot projects with the plan to involve organisations that are trialling solutions on the ground to provide insight to our start-up members. More details on the format will be released nearer the time.

These sessions are designed with the support of our Innovative Start-Up Advisory Group:

  • Gilbert Lennox-King, CEO & Co-Founder, Construction Carbon
  • Jade Cohen, Co-Founder, Qualis Flow
  • Natasha Boulding, CEO & Co-Founder, Low Carbon Materials

Previous Innovative Start-Up Forums:

  • “Meet the Scale-Ups” – 19th October 2023. We welcomed scale-ups seeking to implement sustainable solutions in the built environment to share learnings with our start-ups. Write-up coming soon.
  • “Meet the Investors” – 19th July 2023. Our first in-person event! We welcomed a panel of venture capital investors, followed by a pre-arranged speed-networking session and informal networking drinks reception.
  • “Meet the Sustainability Consultants” – 3rd April 2023. We welcomed WSP, Mott MacDonald, Arup and Atkins.
  • “Meet the Local Authorities” – 10th January 2023. We welcomed Devon County Council, Glasgow City Council, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
  • 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.

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.

Event details

Open to

Innovative Start-Up and Member