Sustainable Innovation supports London-based entrepreneurs to create new clean tech research, processes, products or services. The programme is funded by London South Bank University and the European Regional Development Fund.
The Sustainable Innovation Programme provides cleantech and sustainability businesses with Research & Development support, such as staff funding, equipment purchases, or expert product development and testing services.
In January 2021, NASA revealed that 2020 was the hottest year on record. The year saw massive climate disasters occur in Australia, and the US was also hit by a record number of major disasters.
Ellen South, Sustainable Innovation’s Senior Project Manager, says: “Climate change is really beginning to have a noticeable effect. We believe that technology and creative thinking are key to protecting vulnerable communities going forward.”
A study by King’s College London has shown that London’s air pollution levels led to almost 10,000 premature deaths in 2010, highlighting just how important these solutions are. The Sustainable Innovation programme hopes to support the output of 10 new products to market that will reduce the carbon output in the built environment and manufacturing industries by 2023.
By collaborating with the Programme, Visualskies hopes to continue to lead the television and film industry in lowering its carbon footprint.