Green Alliance’s Tech Task Force brings businesses and innovation organisations together to identify how ambitious policy and the right rules and regulations can accelerate the adoption of technologies to help businesses across the UK grow their profits at the same time as reducing their environmental impact.
Businesses are confronted with global trends towards digitalisation and the drive towards low carbon and resource efficiency. Smart technology is a powerful way to achieve clean growth and bring business resource costs down, but limited uptake is preventing UK companies from realising the opportunities.
Although the UK has set out the ambition for digital innovation and clean growth in its industrial strategy, little attention has been given to how they will be delivered. The Task Force exists to address the policy vacuum.
We will be putting the spotlight on technological solutions that help to strengthen businesses through greater resource efficiency, rebalancing the UK economy and revitalising manufacturing in the regions. The Tech Task Force will, therefore, be focusing on four major sectors that underpin regional economies outside south east England: energy, buildings, food and mobility.
Tech Task Force members are HVM Catapult, Innovate UK, Gambica, Schneider Electric and Ramboll.
Green Alliance launched the new Tech Task Force in September 2018 at an evening reception addressed by Claire Perry MP.
See here for a set of supportive statements.