We had an excellent meeting yesterday at Tideway’s new office at Cottons Centre in London Bridge, to decide upon the final shortlist of ideas that would make it through to the final of our E-Mission Possible Carbon Reduction Challenge.
Round the table alongside Tideway’s Innovation and Sustainability teams were Tideway’s innovation champions, representatives from the Environment teams across the Alliance, and special guest Damien Canning, Sustainability Lead at Costain.
Out of the 26 ideas submitted (with only two duplications), ten ideas were put forward for discussion by their sponsor. As each one was up against the clock, it was followed by brief but passionate discussion around the table to determine the merits of each. Ideas ranged from carbon capture through promoting intertidal planting and a floating hire shop, through to the installation of a living wall on the acoustic shed!
Suspense ran high as after a short break, everyone was asked to nominate their top three innovations using Slido – and you can see the results below. The top five as listed below will be developed further with the innovation and sustainability teams over the coming week, with the aim of presenting them to the Tideway Innovation Forum for TIF X-Mas on Friday 1st December.
A huge thanks to everyone who took part yesterday – lots of hard work in the coming days as we polish the business cases and get the presenters pitch-perfect – but it should be a great event and fingers crossed, with some innovation funding secured to help develop one or more innovations in their goal of reducing carbon or improving air quality.