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National Grid are looking for solutions in low carbon construction materials or net zero construction.

Application Deadline
January 12th, 2023
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National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system.

Our business areas play a vital role in connecting millions of people to the energy they use, while continually seeking ways to make the energy system cleaner. National Grid Ventures and National Grid Partners also enable innovations to help revolutionise and decarbonise the future of energy.

National Grid will play a leading role in enabling the transition to a clean energy system. We are looking to accelerate the transition, while balancing decarbonisation, affordability and reliability. It is our aim to be a global leader in demonstrating technical and commercial solutions for the energy sector.

As we support the transition through the development and operation of critical infrastructure we are also focussed on reducing our own carbon emissions. We have set ourselves challenging and ambitious goals based on Science Based Targets building on the achievements we have already had in reducing the Scope 1 and 2 emissions associated with our own activities.

Building new infrastructure will require increasing amounts of construction materials – primarily concrete and steel – and these not only generate emissions in their production but can generate further emissions when they are eventually disposed of. The total carbon cost a material being referred to as embodied carbon.


In order to reduce the carbon footprint and achieve net zero goal in construction by 2026, National Grid are looking for innovative solutions in the following areas:

  • Low carbon construction material
  • Substation infrastructure assets
  • Net zero construction

What's in it for you?

A successful collaboration could mean, for individuals, becoming part of the wider National Grid group, while for organisations, forming a potential partnership with one of the world’s most iconic brands to co-develop and co-launch the idea to market.

These are global challenges and National Grid are willing to collaborate with both individuals/freelancers and other industry participants/universities etc. and solutions can be at any stage of development.

If you have or are developing solutions, or if you have expertise in the above, please click "Apply" to submit your solution/expertise to the Network.