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BusinessGreen launches 2016 tech awards

UK firms with green technologies and products are being invited to compete in the second annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards, which celebrate the best of the UK’s clean technology sector.

UK firms with green technologies and products are being invited to compete in the second annual BusinessGreen Technology Awards, which celebrate the best of the UK’s clean technology sector.

The awards, which first launched in 2015, are hosted in association with Innovate UK and will bring together around 250 leading executives and technologists from clean tech companies.

Platform

The free-to-enter competition offers a platform to promote green technologies and products being developed in the UK and is open to businesses, investors, entrepreneurs and researchers.

Among the 22 categories are specific awards for buildings, smart grids, biotechnology, circular economy, renewable energy, logistics and data centres. 

Judges include representatives from leading industry bodies, the Clean and Cool Mission, Innovate UK, the Confederation of British Industry, EEF and the UK Green Building Council.

North west winners

North west based winners at the 2015 awards included Endo Enterprises (UK) Ltd, which was highly commended for developing an energy-saving additive for central heating systems, and Carrier Transicold UK, which worked with Sainsbury’s to develop a low emission refrigeration system for trucks.

James Murray, editor-in-chief at BusinessGreen, said: “It has been a hugely eventful 12 months for the clean tech sector, with progress at the policy level, in the form of the Paris Agreement, matched by progress at the technology and investment level, as clean tech costs have continued to fall and investors have stepped up support for the industry.

‘Celebrate progress’

“The BusinessGreen Technology Awards will celebrate that progress, providing a platform for some of the UK's most exciting, innovative, and entrepreneurial clean tech organisations to raise their profile and enjoy the recognition they deserve.”

The awards will be held in London on 2 December 2016. The deadline for applications is 30 September, with a shortlist to be announced in October. For more information, click here.