May 11, 2021
February 7, 2022
The UK government has made a clear and bold commitment to use technology to deliver on its NetZero promise
In March 2021, the UK Government announced the unveiling of the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio (NZIP) – a collection of ten areas where £1b of R&D investment has been pledged to develop green technologies, including growth funding for startups and scale-ups.
PUBLIC has authored this report highlighting the central role startups can play in making the NZIP funding envelopes most impactful, and developing the green technologies needed to tackle climate change. We also made key recommendations to help the Government realise this opportunity. These strategies were developed having hosted two roundtable discussions with energy leaders and decision-makers in early-2021. One hosted by Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy The Rt Hon Kwasi Kwarteng MP, and one by the UK’s NetZero Business Champion, Andrew Griffith.
In our report ‘Startup Zero’ we highlighted:
The decreasing size of satellites and costs of orbital launch is catalysing the advent of the ‘new space’ industry.
Emerging geospatial technologies offer dynamic opportunities to economic growth and increased productivity for the UK, transforming sectors such as mobility, energy and agriculture.