We know that technology and innovation have a vital role to play in a green recovery and moving towards a net zero world.

BT’s investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure, such as full fibre broadband to 20 million premises and in 5G, has the potential to see the regeneration of our cities, towns and communities. And that’s where BT’s Green Tech Innovation Platform comes in – we’re uncovering breakthrough green tech that can support the transition to net zero across our society and economy, making our investment in the UK’s digital infrastructure go even further.

Working with Plug and Play, the world’s leading innovation platform, we’re identifying tech scale-ups that can support BT and its public sector customers across three key areas:

Smart streets

Gaining insights from environmental monitoring and traffic optimisation sensors which can be easily integrated into ‘street furniture’ like the next generation of BT Street Hub units. 

Smart buildings

Discovering IOT capable solutions supporting energy and water management in social housing and other public sector buildings.

Remote working

Uncovering ways 5G can be used to support innovative products and solutions that will reduce travel, e.g. using video, augmented reality or virtual reality to carry out remote repair and diagnostics by health and other public sector workers. 

We’ll announce the scale-ups that have been selected in early in 2021 - who’ll then partner and work collaboratively with BT and our customers.