Net Zero Places Innovation Network

Making net zero a reality in the UK by supporting local/regional authorities to achieve their net zero ambitions by connecting, collaborating, sharing experiences and adopting innovation.

About the Network

Innovate UK Business Connect’s Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies to connect, collaborate, inform, share experiences and lessons learned, adopt innovation and to level up across the UK.

This will be achieved by the Net Zero Places Innovation Network working with local authorities to identify the challenges, collaborating with procurement body organisations to make sure businesses and their solutions are procurement ready.

Net Zero Places current activity

We are utilising the deep expertise within Innovate UK Business Connect to support the common areas local authorities struggle to meet net zero. This could be by signposting to existing material, creating a webinar with the experts and others who have overcome the challenge or creating a working group to discuss the challenge in depth.
Decarbonisation of Buildings & Estates

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Decarbonisation of Buildings & Estates

Covers everything from retrofit to energy systems.

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Decarbonisation of Transport

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Decarbonisation of Transport

This includes the transition to electric vehicles, procurement solutions and rural mobility.

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Working towards Net Zero

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Working towards Net Zero

We will support other unconventional net zero challenges that impact a number of authorities, such as lowland peat.

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Related Events and Recordings

Thu
23
Nov
2023

Procurement Net Zero: Meet the Advisor

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Thu
26
Oct
2023

Overview of the UK’s Net Zero Strategy for Public Sector

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Thu
21
Sep
2023

Procurement Net Zero: The Basics

10.00 - 11.30 | Online

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Net Zero Talks podcast series

The Net Zero Talks Podcast series aims to hear from experts and Local Authorities on challenges and practical insights into different topics relating to how to achieve net zero in places.

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Benefits of the Network

Connecting you with the right people

Innovate UK Business Connect understands the innovation landscape. With our in depth and cross sector business networks, we are ideally placed to understand what solutions might be best suited for your area and connect you to the right solution providers. Working alongside procurement teams, we can ensure that you not only find the right solutions, but can adopt them and make progress towards your net zero goals.

Addressing specific challenges

The Net Zero Places Innovation Network can help local authority delivery teams to save time in finding the right solutions to meet Net Zero targets. Through the Business Connect-iX Innovation Exchange Programme, local authorities can reach out to innovative businesses to discover innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies to address specific challenges.

Sharing experiences and knowledge

We want to ensure that best practice and lessons learned are shared broadly. This will help you fast forward your team’s understanding of specific challenges and the process of procuring impactful solutions to address net zero challenges.

Supporting procurement bodies

Net Zero Places aims to connect key partners to make net zero a reality, by collaborating with procurement organisations we are able to provide visibility of future demand and support the amendment or development of new frameworks in hand with local authority delivery teams. Engaging in our Innovation Network will help you build your knowledge base, and strengthen connections with businesses from across sectors – as well as reaching local authority delivery teams.

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