Sainsbury’s Innovation Investments

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Support is available for small start-up businesses in the UK that are pioneering sustainable technologies to reduce carbon emissions and help Sainsbury’s to achieve its net zero target by 2035.

Sainsbury’s intends to reach Net Zero in its operations by 2035. As part of this pledge the supermarket chain has announced the launch of its Innovation Investments programme which will invest in early-stage companies commercialising innovative, sustainable technologies that look to reduce operational carbon emissions and water usage.

Eligible technology types:

  • Electricity: Energy efficiency, on-site renewable technology, energy storage, energy management, transition to EV.
  • Logistics: Operational efficiency, alternative fuels, delivery solutions, transition to EV.
  • Heating and cooling: HVAC, clean transport refrigeration, low GWP refrigerants, small AC systems, zero emission fridges.
  • Water and food waste: Waste reduction, recycling, water harvesting, sensors, demand prediction.

The first investment is expected to be announced before the end of 2022.

Funding body Sainsbury’s Supermarkets
Maximum value £500,000
Reference ID S48839
Category Environment
Business Support
Fund or call Fund