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About our Innovation Lab

The 14-week innovation programme provides successful applicants with the opportunity to test their solutions in a live environment, while gaining access to and building relationships with senior United Utilities executives, with the potential to lead to longer-term commercial partnerships.

In past years we've taken ideas pitched by innovation companies across the world on categories such as Digital Network Business, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero and Natural solutions.

Our Innovation Labs

The fifth Innovation Lab

Take a look at what's in store for the fifth Innovation Lab

The Fifth Innovation Lab

The fourth Innovation Lab

Find out about the projects in our most recent Innovation Lab

The fourth innovation lab

A look back at previous Innovation Labs

A look back at the previous Innovation Labs

About our Innovation Labs

About our partners

L Marks are innovation specialists and early-stage investors. We work with some of the worlds’ best-known brands, including, BMW Group, Lloyd's of London, Arsenal F.C., and EDF Energy to identify the challenges in their business and create bespoke partnership and scouting projects.

You can read more about our innovation lab collaboration with L Marks at utilities-innovation-lab/

Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur Stuart Marks, and led by Chief Executive, Daniel Saunders, L Marks builds bridges between corporates seeking to innovate and young companies looking to scale with disruptive tech and systemic guidance. We help nurture these opportunities for improvement into innovative solutions to sustain the future longevity of business. For further information, please visit