In the Summer of 2021, Briony Phillips, Scaleup Lead at Rocketmakers, noticed a sudden flurry of people investigating the key players in Tech for Good in Bristol and Bath.

People were interested in the support ecosystem, and in the businesses working towards NetZero, Zero Carbon, Tech for Good, Green Tech. So, that prompted an action research project.

Briony reached out to local networks and undertook some of her own exploration to put together a list of the support organisations and actors in the local Tech for Good scene.

The outcome is a comprehensive data resource detailing the Tech for Good organisations working in Bristol & Bath today. We’ll be showcasing the top Tech for Good organisations from each categorisation on TechSPARK, in the run-up to the launch of a dedicated website and open dataset coming soon!

To kick things off, we’ve got a very topical feature with the top Tech for Good Green Energy companies based in Bristol and Bath; we hope they can all ride the choppy seas of the energy price cap!

Anaphite

Anaphite aims to enhance the materials we rely on every day with the use of graphene to help power the sustainable energy revolution. Their USP is their ability to incorporate graphene into battery materials, via an inexpensive and scalable process that fits directly into existing cell production lines.

best.energy

best.energy specialises in the measurement, control and reduction of energy consumption and costs within the industrial, commercial, and public sectors. Their mission is to forge a built environment that is more energy-efficient, more sustainable and more pleasing to work and live in by harnessing the power of the Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Bristol Energy Cooperative

Bristol Energy Cooperative (BEC) is a community-owned energy cooperative, growing Greater Bristol’s local green energy supply and making the benefits available to all. They develop renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, and help others to do the same.

Bristol Energy Network

Bristol Energy Network is an umbrella organisation for individuals and community groups with an interest in energy in Bristol and the surrounding area. BEN has over twenty member groups working towards a fair, sustainable energy system.

Clean Energy Prospector Ltd

Clean Energy Prospector Plan, construct and operate fully managed community microgrids that support maximised installations of onsite renewables in both the new build and retrofit housing market.

Omni Energy

Omni Energy is a renewable energy developer and provider of expert services into the renewable energy industry. Omni is on a mission to shake up the energy retail landscape by leveraging better ways of doing things taken from other industries and incorporating them in innovative future-ready solutions.

OVO Energy

The OVO Group’s mission is to drive progress towards net zero carbon living. They’re a collection of companies with a single vision: to power human progress with clean affordable energy for everyone. The climate crisis is humanity’s greatest challenge and the OVO Group organisations are all working together to lower our collective carbon emissions to zero.

Pure Planet

Pure Planet is a digital renewable energy supplier. Their renewable electricity is from the sun and wind, and it’s better for the planet than power that pollutes with all their gas being carbon offset at no additional cost, investing in sustainable projects all over the world.

Revenergy Ltd

Revenergy Ltd is a Bath-based electricity company with unique strengths in functional design in smart homes/businesses and their interaction with the grid. They’ve recently teamed up with a group of major energy market players, including local energy system designers, local energy system integrators and installers to deliver a complete and stylish design for a renewable-centric local energy system.

What is Tech for Good? For this project, we identify ‘Tech for Good’ as a community of people, projects, and organisations utilising technology to improve social, environmental and economic outcomes and doing so in a way that is collaborative and user-led.
There is a long-standing network of support for Tech for Good in the South West who are running a series of events in October, find out more about them and join their community here. If you want to know more about this data and dive into Tech for Good, join us on Oct 15th when Rocketmakers and TechSPARK will launch a dataset and microsite at our Tech for Good Bristol + Bath, Power up Lunch – find out more and sign up here!
This article and the Tech for Good Bristol & Bath dataset and event is a collaboration between TechSPARK and Rocketmakers. TechSPARK is a not-for-profit community whose mission is to strengthen the tech ecosystem in Bristol, Bath and Wiltshire. We engage over 35,000 a month through events, community management, news and our growth programmes.
Rocketmakers is a Bath-based software development agency on a mission to have a direct, positive and meaningful impact on the lives of more than 50 million people through the software they build and the support they provide.

Shona Wright

Shona covers all things editorial at TechSPARK. She publishes news articles, interviews and features about our fantastic tech and digital ecosystem, working with startups and scaleups to spread the word about the cool things they're up to. She also oversees TechSPARK's social media, sharing the latest updates on everything from investment news to green tech meetups and inspirational stories.