The Cambridge Independent Science and Technology Awards, which celebrates the extraordinary talent in the region across a host of science and technology sectors, has this week released a shortlist of the finalists for the 2023 awards.
Amongst the finalists, Advanced Infrastructure has been shortlisted for the Cleantech Company of the Year award which acknowledges the pioneers of cleantech who are thinking about the planet as well as their bottom line.
Advanced Infrastructure develops and provides spatial analytics and digital twins for the energy transition. The company helps local authorities, distribution network operators and consultants to plan the rollout of low carbon infrastructure.
The net-zero planning spatial analytics platform for Local Area Energy Plans puts hundreds of datasets and analysis tools in the hands of local authorities, energy network operators and stakeholders. This supports planners to identify the optimal locations of low-carbon technologies such as EV charge points and heat pumps as well as informing long-term energy strategies and plans.
LAEP+ uses digital twins to support decision making by local stakeholders and forecasts network capacity, building retrofits, heat networks, and EV rollouts all in one platform. Hundreds of API integrations ensure that all decisions are made on the latest, building stock, sociodemographic and energy network data.
Over the past three years, the company has built a client base of public and private sector organisations including Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks, Oxfordshire County Council and Dundee City Council through project LEO and RESOP as well as B2B and B2C organisations such as Zapmap and Cepro.
Lily Cairns Haylor, Co-Founder and Head of Product at Advanced Infrastructure commented:
"We’re thrilled that Advanced Infrastructure has been shortlisted for Cambridge Science and Technology Awards and acknowledged for the work we do to accelerate an informed, fair and affordable transition to a net zero energy system.
“With so much talent in our company’s home city of Cambridge, we feel extremely privileged to have been recognised as a stand out solution provider that supports local authorities, distribution network operators, and practitioners to reach their net zero targets.”
Editor Paul Brackley, chair of the judges, commented: “It has been terrific to hear about the achievements of these organisations and individuals.
“Well done to all those who made it on to the shortlist in a very competitive field, and thank you to everyone who entered. It is clear that Cambridge innovation shows no sign of abating.
“The awards will be another demonstration of just why the Cambridge region is exceptional.”
The awards ceremony which is now in its sixth year will be held on the 18th May at the Faculty of Science and Engineering at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge.
If you're interested in learning more about how LAEP+ can support local authorities, distribution network operators and solution providers in identifying, accelerating and significantly reducing the costs associated with low carbon technology rollout, you can now request a FREE DEMO on our LAEP+ page.