Project Inspire – Energy for All Innovation Day


innovation day

It can be hard to decide what is standard, good and innovative practice in supporting customers in vulnerable situations. To ensure independent evaluation of our vulnerability case studies and to share and inform learning from Project Inspire – we hosted an Energy for All – Innovation Day in London in April 2017. In this Dragon’s Den style event 17 short-listed innovations were were judged by a panel of independent consumer organisations and more than 70 case studies were reviewed by around 40 participants from across industry and the third sector.

The independent consumer judges came from: Action on Hearing Loss; Age UK; British Red Cross; Citizens Advice; Mencap; National Energy Action, National Right to Fuel Campaign, RNIB, Scope and StepChange. We also used this day to check the categorisations of our case studies. To find out more see p.24 of the full report.

These independent judges then scored out of five the innovations and innovators were awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze Awards accordingly. Our thanks go to all the judges and participants on the day who made this a great learning event for all.

Watch a video from the day

It should be noted, there wasn’t always agreement on what was deemed to be good practice and effective innovation (as these two judges above illustrate with their scores). Even some of our award winning innovations split the panel/room.

Innovation Day Video