Claire Perry speaking at launch of Green Alliance tech task force
Ramboll has joined a leading industry think tank, the Tech Task Force convened by Green Alliance, to support the drive to position the UK as a world leader in digitally enabled low carbon growth.
The task force is a powerful new collaboration between business and innovation bodies that will put the spotlight on opportunities for clean growth that could be enabled by smart technology. It aims to influence Government policy to support the accelerated adoption of technologies that could help businesses of all sizes across the UK improve their bottom line and reduce their environmental impact.
“We believe the digital revolution is key to creating more liveable towns and cities and a sustainable future and so we are delighted to be working with a dynamic team of leaders to put the UK at the forefront of the green tech revolution.” Chris Fry, Director, Infrastructure & Regeneration, Ramboll.
Technologies have the potential to revolutionise the way UK businesses and infrastructure operators generate value from energy, materials and water. The task force will develop case studies in the mobility, construction, energy and food sectors to show where policy levers could fast forward pro-productivity and pro-environment applications of technology and inject new thinking in creating the conditions to use digital to achieve low carbon resource efficient growth.
Within Ramboll we see so many areas in which clean and green tech can make a difference, be that in improving air quality, developing resilient green infrastructure and e-mobility, designing smarter buildings, introducing more future energy technologies such as fourth generation district heating systems, as well as opportunities for automated and resource efficient manufacturing and food production. The list could go on…
“Ramboll is a recognised award-winning digital pioneer and we are happy to use our experience and position as the sustainable society consultant to help inspire politicians and businesses alike on the opportunity to unlock potential, mitigate risks and create value. The agenda fits very well with our desire to change the way our industry works.” Steve Laking, President Europe & Africa, Environment & Health, Ramboll.
Chris Fry was a panellist at the Tech Task Force launch event held 12th September and addressed by BEIS Minister for Energy and Clean Growth Claire Perry MP, and discussed why the UK is well placed to be a world leading eco-innovator in smart tech. Chris commented, “The UK is a fantastic place to make this work, we have centuries of ingenuity designing buildings and infrastructure, and the curiosity to work with the best new ideas from around the world. The example of digital design technologies coupled with offsite construction is a great one which is serving to reduce carbon and waste whilst creating safer and higher skilled jobs in new high-tech factories across the UK.”
Find out more about Green Alliance