Digital Accelerator Winners Announced
The Digital Accelerator is part of Innovate UK’s Net Zero Living programme, it is looking to stimulate digital innovation by utilising existing and emerging data to drive forward digital innovation across net zero sectors.
The 12 Digital Accelerator competition winners and their projects are:
Advanced Infrastructure Technology Ltd
Digital applications for net zero places
Web based tool to simplify complex decision making for Local Government on Building/housing and Transport using digital twins to assess options for low carbon retrofit.
Good Mine Ltd
Accelerating the Circular Economy for Consumer Goods within Islington
Platform includes data analytics dashboard for Local Authorities to observe local waste prevention and behaviour towards net zero.
Language Interface for Net Zero Innovation (LINZI)
Decision making tool for building owners to simplify decision making on low carbon retrofit options, looking at options, costs, ROI etc.
Bioregional Development Group
Net Zero Living Spatial Planning Tool
Support Local Authorities making plans for low carbon lifestyles, supporting decision making with housing, social infrastructure, employment etc.
Reflex Orkney Limited
AI to help address fuel poverty, reduce power consumption, heat buildings affordably, and heat using local renewable energy.
Planning Application Carbon Evaluation and Reduction (PACER) Platform
Support Local Authorities looking at choices made for construction and their impact on carbon emissions.
Ecosy Travel Ltd
Accelerating net zero tourism: algorithm-driven optimisation of per stay carbon emissions from power, heat, and mobility
Platform to help decision making for green travel.
Skylark Maps Ltd
Skylark Analytics: Natural Capital Land Use Strategy
Decision making to create carbon sink in planning of land use, interactively, in real time.
David Smith Consulting Limited
Commute 2 Net Zero
Create personalised cost calculations per employee commutes, with automated visualisation, and promote tailored schemes for each employee like cycle-to-work etc.
Unlocking whole building retrofit through virtual modelling and real-world simulation
Virtual 3D modelling of buildings to simulate different retrofit scenarios.
Sustainable Systems Ltd
Developing a Property Retrofit Assessment and Household Engagement Platform
Support decision making to prioritise building, allowing best impact with retrofit depending on each criterion.
Parity Projects Limited
Portfolio Plus: model, measure and monitor housing retrofit roadmaps
Create retrofit roadmaps including planning, financial services, contractors etc.
Enabling smart local energy systems
We live, work and travel in regions, cites, towns and communities, but energy systems are still very centralised. UKRI’s Prospering from the Energy Revolution programme explored the potential of smart local energy systems and place-based approaches. Discover learnings and insights from the £104m, five-year programme.
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.