Smart firms making good energy great
Making energy sustainable is one of the great challenges of our times. Where other countries once led on innovation, the UK is finally catching up, with eye-catching and impactful new initiatives from startups and others. Andrew Huddart highlights some differing responses.
£450K scales tech for good ventures
Three fast-rising UK tech for good ventures are set to accelerate as a result of new funding worth £450,000 from Nominet Trust’s social tech growth programme. The trust says the success of the three has convinced it to provide extra funding to support further growth and development. (more…)
MyAgenda: Hayden Wood
Bulb aims to give consumers a choice of energy they haven’t had before. A registered B Corp, Bulb also has purpose built in to its objectives. Earlier this month the firm picked up a DigitalAgenda Impact Award for places and climate. Co-founder Hayden Wood takes our 10-question test.
Smit: amazing time to be alive
In an inspirational talk on a truly inspirational afternoon at last week’s Impact Awards, Sir Tim Smit, the co-founder of the Eden Project, took the audience on an anecdotal journey that covered a violin-player’s synesthesia, dinosaur turds and the awe and fascination of holding a meteorite older than planet earth itself. (more…)
Smarter, greener, cleaner places
Our Impact Awards celebrate tech innovations that improve lives and the world around us. Three broad themes – people, places and business – frame the awards. Our second preview of shortlisted entries looks at innovations that make for better places under four categories of cities, climate, food and smart technology. (more…)