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Our programmes are accelerating innovation to develop more sustainable products, services and processes.

The role of innovation

In our Climate Emergency Action Plan, we set ourselves the challenge of becoming net zero carbon by 2030. We are leading a large programme of work to reduce carbon emissions and develop more sustainable ways of doing things. We are collaborating with residents, businesses, academic institutions and research organisations to accelerate innovation that will help us achieve our net zero target, and protect the environment for future generations.

View Climate Action Plan

What we do

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Man looking at digital technology on a computer screen

Digital Engineering, Technology and Innovation (DETI): Research, innovation and skills programme supporting the digitalisation of design and manufacturing processes to develop sustainable products.

Solar thermal panels

Funding for SMEs to make energy savings and carbon reduction improvements to their buildings and operations.

Wind Turbines

Grants for renewable energy projects of under 5 megawatts in the West of England.

Insulation being installed

Pilot project testing innovative energy-saving improvements in homes.

Space Hub Image credit: Thales Alenia Space

Growing the region’s space sector to enable new technologies that address social and environmental challenges.

Solar Panels on large roof 

The West of England has set an ambitious goal for tackling climate change.