Innovation Lab by United Utilities

About our Innovation Lab

The 12-week programme provides successful applicants with the opportunity to test their solutions in a live environment, while gaining access to and building relationships with senior United Utilities executives, with the potential to lead to longer-term commercial partnerships.

This year we’ve had ideas from innovative companies across the world, submit their ideas for the categories of Digital Network Business, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero and Natural solutions, and Wildcard. Each category is focused on developing our Systems Thinking plans to better serve customers and ensure our colleagues have everything they need to deliver.

Meet our finalists

About our partners

L Marks are innovation specialists and early-stage investors. We work with some of the worlds’ best-known brands, including, BMW Group, Lloyd's of London, Arsenal F.C., and EDF Energy to identify the challenges in their business and create bespoke partnership and scouting projects.

You can read more about our innovation lab collaboration with L Marks at https://www.lmarks.com/case-study/united- utilities-innovation-lab/

Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Stuart Marks, and led by Chief Executive, Daniel Saunders, L Marks builds bridges between corporates seeking to innovate and young companies looking to scale with disruptive tech and systemic guidance. We help nurture these opportunities for improvement into innovative solutions to sustain the future longevity of business. For further information, please visit www.lmarks.com.