Impact and innovation
To realise our vision of a zero pollution future we will work with key stakeholders to make sure that our research is rapidly translated into effective policy and solutions for industry and benefits across society.
On our impact and innovation pages you will be able to find out more about the work we are doing to engage with policy makers, industry, and the public, and the entrepreneurial activities of our staff and students to tackle pollution and build a more sustainable society.
Evidence week 2020
Dr Kate Simpson, from the Dyson School of Design Engineering, took part in Sense about Science’s Evidence Week 2020. Dr Simpson spoke to MPs and their teams about the TZP initiative and the importance of importance of a systems approach to tackle pollution though the example of building retrofit. Watch her evidence week briefing video ‘Housing retrofit: a case study on net zero interventions’ below.
Evidence Week 2020
Housing retrofit: a case study on net zero interventions
Dr Kate Simpson from the Dyson School of Design Engineering talks about the importance of systems approaches to tackle pollution, using building retrofit as an example, in a video briefing recorded for Sense about Science’s Evidence Week 2020.
Industry and entrepreneurship
The Transition to Zero Pollution initiative recognises that to have widespread impact on society research must be paired with entrepreneurship and industry. Follow the links below to read more about our staff and student startups and to hear stories from successful entrepreneurs on the Grantham Institute podcast.
If you are a business looking to access the talent and expertise of our academic community or an enterprising member of staff or student then you can find out more about the support available to you on the Enterprise Division web pages. You can find out about technology available to licence from Imperial on the Imperial.tech website.
Imperial.Tech.Pitch: Transition to Zero Pollution
Watch the inaugural Imperial.Tech.Pitch event, which saw researchers and inventors from Imperial College London explain their work and ideas aimed at building a more sustainable society, by reducing the environmental impact of heavy industries all the way through to redesigning the materials used in products across sectors.
Industry and entrepreneurship
Podcast: Accelerating to a Better Future
The Grantham Institute have a new podcast series celebrating the work of Climate-KIC Accelerator Programme. Listen to stories from successful entrepreneurs who have transformed bright ideas into useable products, creating prosperity and helping tackle climate change.
Imperial startups in the news
Many of our startups receive national and international attention. Here are a few examples of our students and alumni's startups wide reaching impact:
- The Tyre Collective won the James Dyson 2020 National Award and were runners up in the International James Dyson Award. Watch their video on the BBC news website.
- Petit Pli were named as winners of the 2019 H&M Foundation Global Change Award
- WithLula won the Mayor’s Entrepreneur Competition 2018