Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch

Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch

For the third year running, Ecobuild are excited to team up with M&S to run a unique search for the commercial engineering solutions and innovations that could make a huge contribution to achieving the major retailer's Plan A sustainability objectives.

Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch is open to any company operating in the UK construction, building performance and engineering sectors. It supports M&S Plan A sustainability strategy: to source responsibly, reduce waste and help communities, with the ultimate goal of becoming the world's most sustainable major retailer.


Previous Winners

The winner will have the opportunity to be fast tracked by M&S for trials across its commercial properties. Ecobuild’s Big Innovation Pitch offers you unparalleled opportunities to be seen directly by this major retailer and visibility to the full Ecobuild audience.

2015 winner Endotherm has been trialled extensively and last year's winner Waterblade is about to start.

Competition Criteria:

M&S are seeking retrofitable, scalable technologies that represent a good return on investment and are able to be applied to retail shops. Innovations should help M&S delivery against its Plan A objectives.The competition is especially seeking solutions and products which reduce Electricity, Gas and Water usage, related to the following Property Sustainability themes:

Energy Storage • Increasing efficiency of gas fired products • Solutions to optimise HVAC systems, air, water and heat pumps • Low GWP refrigeration solutions • Passive refrigeration • Demand Side Management for refrigeration and HVAC equipment • Heat Reclaim & fully Integrated building services systems • Fluid modelling (CFD) to assist with better refrigeration and HVAC design • Water efficiency measures to help reduce consumption at outlets or recycle water • LED Lighting • Wireless lighting technologies • Improved building control/sensing systems (using wireless or minimising install and maintenance costs) • Energy management from big data analysis • Renewable technologies


Shortlist will be informed by 31 January 2017.

The first pitch to M&S will take place on Monday 6 February at Ecobuild's HQ: 240 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8BF

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