HSG UK has been selected to take part in the RBS Innovation Gateway after 26 finalists pitched their green inventions to a panel of judges, in a bid to test their new products in selected RBS buildings and branches in the UK.
The RBS Innovation Gateway, which was launched in March last year, has three aims: to help RBS save more energy, water and waste; to nurture new, brilliant ideas; and to help local innovators and SMEs to accelerate their ideas to market. The project attracted more than 140 submissions in just 40 days, from brand new concepts through to market-ready products and services. The ideas came from innovators and small businesses from around the UK and the world, including the US, Australia and Europe.
The innovation submitted by HSG UK is the Ureco water management system, designed to dramatically reduce water consumption once it has been retro-fitted into gent's urinals.
Mark Forester, UK business development manager at HSG UK, said: “It is difficult to put into words at the moment what this achievement means to us. To say we are ecstatic and extremely proud to have been selected is very much an understatement.”
Announcing HSG UK as a successful innovator, Marcela Navarro from RBS, who is leading the Innovation Gateway initiative, said: “Everyone connected with the RBS Innovation Gateway has been incredibly impressed by the innovators' creativity and dedication to resource efficiency. The quality and the range of ideas have been phenomenal and HSG UK stand out from a great group of brilliant innovators.”