Are you ready for a zero-carbon future?

Five ways your business can work with universities to decarbonise:

1. Redesigned products

New cleaning products, car components, and clothing lines: Experts from Imperial are harnessing advances in science and engineering to help businesses rapidly develop next-generation products that use more sustainable materials and help consumers do more with less energy. 

2. New business models

Innovative business models such as take-back schemes can reduce waste, maximise re-use and minimise emissions. Imperial experts at the intersection of behavioural science, engineering, business, and policy are helping consumer goods and services companies gain the insights and proofs of concept they need to roll out new models worldwide. 

3. Modern manufacturing techniques

Imperial researchers and partners in sectors such as chemicals and pharmaceuticals are working to advance manufacturing techniques that use fewer materials and more local supply chains. For hard-to-decarbonise industries like cement manufacturing, CCS technologies could reduce net emissions. 

4. Low-carbon logistics

Electric transport could herald a new era of low carbon logistics from last-mile deliveries to hybrid heavy vehicles, but technical challenges abound in generation, charging and storage. Imperial researchers and startups are developing tech to help decarbonise any company that needs to get goods from A to B.  

5. Energy-efficient operations

To reach net zero, companies will need to maximise the energy efficiency of their operations, from heating buildings to refrigerating goods. Imperial is helping small and large businesses to track their energy useuse more sustainable energy and increase energy efficiency across the board. 


Learn more in our e-book: Decarbonising business - available below.


Partners in decarbonisation

Download our new e-book to learn more about how insights, technologies and startups from innovators at Imperial College London could help your business progress to net zero.

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Why work with Imperial?

Imperial is a world top-ten university, and Reuters calls us the UK’s most innovative. But we’re not here to top league tables – we’re here to change the world.

Our Transition to Zero Pollution initiative goes beyond zero carbon and considers pollution in all its forms. To reach zero pollution, we need a radical shift in industrial systems, technologies, and business models.

That’s why we’re bringing businesses, researchers, and students together to inspire and empower one another, and unleash some of the world’s brightest minds on some of its biggest challenges.

Imperial industry activity from 2019-20

Our corporate membership network provided 26 major companies with curated access to the best of Imperial’s people, technologies, expertise and facilities.

We filed 137 patents and launched 8 startups using Imperial IP.

Imperial researchers carried out over 850 consultancy projects and over £50 million worth of industry-sponsored research.

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