Retrofit Challenges Forum: Connecting authorities with solution providers

Join Innovate UK to explore how we can collectively tackle the challenges and barriers associated with retrofitting, from the unique perspectives of local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies.

Event Details


09.30 - 16.45 GMT



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As part of the Innovate UK Net Zero Living Programme, our team at Innovate UK Business Connect serves as the Business Engagement Technical Assistance Partner. Our primary goal is to bridge the gap between local authorities and the innovative solutions providers.

About the event

We understand that various obstacles – whether they be language barriers, risk perceptions, or simply unclear communication – can impede progress. That’s precisely why we’re here: to dismantle those barriers and facilitate meaningful collaboration between the public and private sector.

We’re excited to partner with the Innovate UK Net Zero Heat Programme, sponsor of RETROFIT 24, to explore some of the challenges, barriers, and key solution providers. The key topics we will be focussing on include:

  • Retrofitting heritage buildings
  • Alternative heating solutions – including off-grid options
  • Retrofit decision-making tools
  • Financing options

Who should attend?

This event is designed for:

  • Local/Regional authorities and Housing Associations
    This is your chance to connect with solution providers and to navigate and overcome challenges and barriers effectively.
  • Solution providers
    This is an opportunity to meet decision-makers and gain insights into how your solutions align with the identified challenges. If you have a solution that addresses these challenges, please register to present, and we’ll consider your proposal.

Register your interest today, and we’ll reach out with further details. Together, let’s pave the way for impactful collaboration and innovation in the field of retrofitting.

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Net Zero Living

Net Zero Living

Innovate UK’s £60 million, three-year Net Zero Living Programme aims to help places and businesses across the UK to accelerate the transition to net zero.

Net Zero Heat

Net Zero Heat

Innovate UK’s Net Zero Heat programme works with key partners to overcome barriers to enable a faster roll-out of decarbonised heat for buildings.


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