The drive towards net zero homes is essential for the UK to addressing the increasingly pressing climate emergency. The Connected Places Catapult (CPC) has been working to address industry challenges and opportunities to achieve cost-effective rollout of innovative technologies in retrofit.
This session brings together an expert panel to discuss progress to date and consider how innovation procurement can help address these challenges, by considering some leading case studies and remaining barriers to testing and deploying these essential solutions.
You are invited to join the debate to discuss your ideas, experiences, and potential opportunities with our expert panel.
Challenging Procurement Programme
Connected Places Catapult is the UK Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Mobility, Smart Cities and the Built Environment. It works with local and national government, academia and industry to accelerate the integration of innovation which boost physical, digital and social connectivity in our countries, cities, towns and communities.
CPC launched a new initiative, Challenging Procurement, in 2019. The objectives are to unleash the potential of public procurement to deliver innovative products and services, while engaging innovative providers, especially SMEs. We have been collecting information and engaging experts from across the ecosystem, bringing together place leaders, procurement professionals, commissioners and innovators in local services, to share experiences of public procurement and identify examples of pioneering practice.