As part BusinessGreen Technology Festival & Awards and the Net Zero Now campaign, BusinessGreen is to stage a Towards Net Zero Technology Challenge to highlight 12 of the most exciting clean technologies available in the UK today. The initiative will set four challenges and invite selected technology providers to deliver elevator pitches detailing their solutions to the BusinessGreen Technology Festival audience of corporate executives, green investors, and clean tech innovators.


The challenge is open to entrants to this year's BusinessGreen Technology Awards and any other organisation offering clean technology solutions that are either commercially available or at the pilot deployment phase. The independent judging panel for the Technology Awards will select three companies to present for each challenge, with the winners then being voted for on the day by our audience. The winner of each category will receive a special award, and an annual BusinessGreen membership for their company.

The judges are keen to showcase some of the most exciting clean technology providers operating in the UK and provide them with a unique platform to present their cutting edge innovations to prospective customers, investors, partners, and stakeholders.




The challenges are:


Towards Net Zero Energy

Can your technology support, enable or accelerate the emergence of a net zero emission energy system? Can it help businesses and public sector bodies curb energy-related greenhouse gas emissions in an affordable and effective manner? If so, it could help overcome the challenge of decarbonising the UK's energy system.


Towards Net Zero Transport

Does your technology contribute to the development of a net zero transport system, be it across the fields of road, rail, aviation, shipping or infrastructure? Can it help corporates, the public sector, and other organisations drastically reduce their carbon emissions and enhance their environmental performance? The Towards Net Zero Transport Challenge offers a chance to showcase some of the most innovative green transport solutions available today to a highly influential audience.


Towards Net Zero Buildings and Infrastructure

Buildings and infrastructure need to be fully decarbonised, and yet remain a major source of UK greenhouse gas emissions. That is the core of the Towards Net Zero Buildings and Infrastructure Challenge. Can your technology deliver tangible emissions savings in our built environment and across our infrastructure? If so, the opportunity is there to highlight the green progress being made in this most important of sectors.


Towards Net Zero Wildcard

Does your technology contribute to the net zero transition in other ways? Could it help accelerate deep decarbonisation through improved resource efficiency, material and design improvements, land use changes, carbon capture, or any other field? Then it could secure victory in the inaugural BusinessGreen Technology Challenge.