The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) and Innovation Gateway have today announced a strategic partnership.

The arrangement will see the two organisations working together to drive and embed innovation for a sustainable built environment.

Key objectives for the strategic partnership include plans to:

  • Increase the number of organisations making a formal commitment to source and adopt sustainable innovations
  • Drive awareness of high impact innovations, along with improving the capability to source, select and apply them
  • Capture and share success stories of built environment organisations in the UK, demonstrating leadership in innovation and collaboration

Cat Hirst, Director of Learning and Innovation at UKGBC said:

The new strategic partnership between Innovation Gateway and UKGBC will support sustainable innovation at scale. Between us, our organisations can bring together built environment businesses and sustainable innovators to unlock the huge potential for a more innovative approach in the design, construction and operation of our buildings and infrastructure.

By developing new insights and collaborations, and supporting the creation of sustainable innovations, we can get cutting edge solutions and new business models to market much quicker. We look forward to working closely with Innovation Gateway to catalyse change in the built environment and champion a truly sustainable approach to innovation.

Henry Majed, Director of Partnerships at Innovation Gateway said:

We are delighted to be working with the UK Green Building Council to drive even greater cross-industry collaboration, and improve the ability of organisations to access and adopt impactful innovations, for a more sustainable built environment.

We hope that by working closely with UKGBC, we will be able to scale the impact that Innovation Gateway has had with leading organisations such as RBS, Tesco and Heathrow in transforming both the operational and environmental performance of their buildings.



UKGBC is an industry-led network with a mission to radically improve the sustainability of the built environment.

A charity with over 400 member organisations spanning the entire value chain, we represent the voice of the industry’s current and future leaders who are striving for transformational change.

We inspire, challenge and empower our members, helping them to identify and adopt the most sustainable, viable solutions.

We also engage our members in advocating a progressive message to government, informing and influencing policy.

About Innovation Gateway

The Innovation Gateway is an alliance of leading organisations working together to reduce the operational costs and environmental impacts of their buildings, by improving their ability to source, select and validate innovation.

Partners currently include Tesco, Heathrow, RBS, Kingfisher, Unite Students, University of Edinburgh and Nottingham City Council. Together, they share experience / best practice across diverse industries, collaboratively source innovation in addressing common challenges and share performance data from trials.