Best Sustainability Innovation
We are proud of our latest accolade: the Best Sustainability Innovation Award from the 2024 Housing Digital Innovation Awards. This recognition highlights our commitment to transforming the housing industry through sustainable innovation, emphasizing our dedication to creating eco-friendly, efficient living spaces for the future.
Innovate UK REforMM
In 2023 we have been able to secure over £300,000 from an Innovate UK REforMM (Resource efficiency for materials and manufacturing) grant with our partner Wool Insulation Wales. This funding will be used to develop high-density rigid EWI panels from sheep wool with excellent insulation properties.
In a variety of grants and funded projects, we've been able to secure over £90,000 from the European Regional Development Fund to support the development of materials, processes and several technological novelties.
IUK Smart Grant - Material Design
Vector Homes won an Innovate UK Smart Grant worth £270,000 in 2021 to fund an innovation project aimed at reducing the embodied carbon of residential construction through a new approach to materials design. We are working in partnership with significant supply chain partners including Primex Plastics.
IUK Smart Grant - Heat Flux Sensors
We led a winning consortia bid for a £340,000 2023 SMART grant from Innovate UK in partnership with Printed Electronics Ltd. and Tyrrell Building Technologies. This funding will be used to develop a first-of-its-kind thermal health monitoring technology. Leveraging novel printed thermoelectric sensors for continuous, seamless and accessible building fabric u-value measurement.
IUK Investor Partnership Programm
In 2022, we secured a £200,000 project alongside GC Angels and Hornsearle Property Group to lower the carbon footprint in housing by redefining material design. Using recycled materials with advanced additives like graphene, we built a prototype house at Energy House 2.0, where we solidified our approach to building with our system and materials.
ESPRC - Impact Acceleration Account
In 2022 we have been awarded a £30,000 grant from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council executed by the University of Manchester to fund equipment for our R&D efforts.