The Innovation Gateway challenge aims to help businesses get their products tested and into a wider market, quickly and successfully.
RBS is looking to identify innovative ideas and ‘garage-tested’ green solutions that could also encourage resource efficiency.
RBS, alongside Sainsbury’s, Carillion and BaxterStorey, will provide support to SMEs, entrepreneurs and inventors with pioneering ideas that could potentially address an infrastructure challenge they are facing across their property estates. Businesses, innovators and inventors will have the opportunity to test their ideas for enhancing engagement and cutting consumption of energy, water and waste on these properties.
Successful innovators will get the chance to trial their products with one or more of the Gateway partners. The provider will ask conceptual and garage tested applicants what would be important to take their business forward on the application form. This could be funding, introductions to new corporate customers, access to advice and expertise, etc.
Market-ready innovators that proceed to trial with a Gateway Partner will receive full payment for all equipment, units, survey work etc.