Centre of Excellence
We are launching a £20,000 sustainability innovation prize aimed at solving some of the sustainability challenges facing Heathrow and other airports, and the aviation industry more widely.
The prize will be open for entries from 0700hrs 24 January 2018 until the end of March 2018. The winner will become the first to formally make use of Heathrow as a sustainability test bed to trial their idea.
There are some limitations to what we can pilot during 2018, so please do read the terms and conditions.
Entries need to respond to one of the following categories:
- Waste as a resource – the circular economy: We are interested to hear about your products, services and ideas for creating value from waste water and waste materials at and around airports, and in their supply chains. Finding commercial applications for former waste streams is especially important – this can create real impetus for change. Therefore ideas with the potential to establish new employment or revenue for organisations will be particularly well received.
- Sustainable and low carbon materials: Heathrow is home to a vast array of buildings and infrastructure which consume large quantities of construction and other materials – from road surfaces, to floor coverings to building foundations and so much more. We are excited to hear about your products and services that could help to transform the environmental impact of those materials – whether in their manufacture or in use.
- Measuring and enhancing quality of life locally: The complex array of factors that combine to determine our quality of life varies from place to place and person to person. As the UK’s hub airport there are a lot of activities that add value to people’s lives, such as employment opportunities. Other issues are a cause for concern, like aircraft noise. We would like to hear about new products or services that can help to better measure or understand quality of life, or that have the potential to enhance people’s lives in the Heathrow area.
Applications for the 2018 prize have now closed. We’ll announce the winner via this website soon.