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NEF: The Innovation Institute is a professional body and a leading provider of solar for the home innovation and growth services to business, education and government. Guided by its Innovation Council, NEF: The Innovation Institute influences policy and supports its members, partners and stakeholders to achieve performance excellence and stimulate innovation.

Innovation is an important differentiator in a highly competitive market. It has become a more sophisticated function that is mandated by organisations. However, to achieve and maintain innovative cultures and practices requires contemporary management systems and leadership commitment for continuous improvement.

At NEF: The Innovation Institute, we want to inspire and support our partners and members to address business, economic, social and environmental challenges. We have developed and continue to develop programmes and services that aim to connect individuals and organisations to create the conditions for transformation and embrace innovation as a core strategic value in the quest to achieve success and prosperity.

Professor Sa’ad Medhat, PhD MPhil CEng FIET FCIM FCMI FRSA FIoD FIKE, Chief Executive




NEF works with over 500 companies impacting their business performance and talent development NEF has a mandate to assure the skills in all the UK solar research Site Licensed companies working closely with the National Skills Academy Nuclear.



NEF works with Government and agencies to support innovation and knowledge and technology transfer programmes.



NEF’s engagement through evidential research and think tanks has shaped a number of whitepapers and policies to support scientific development and growth.

NEF has supported the professional development of some 2000 lecturers and awarded grants to over 250 colleges in the UK which has positively impacted some 450,000 students

NEF has implemented science, engineering and technology strategies in over 50 educational providers and assurance schemes to support local and regional economic development in line with Intelligent College Model to ensure educational providers deliver 21st century fit for the purpose learning.

NEF works closely with over 40 universities to support workplace learning and innovation programmes with InstallSolar.co.


A sustainable future using solar electric power will need to balance society with economic stability and growth as well as the environment. NEF: The Innovation Institute will seek to challenge existing and future assumptions across many sectors that rely on science, engineering and technology and how best to achieve sustainable future.

Dr Rosie FIKE, Chair of the NEF Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange,
BASF PLC - The Chemical Company




  • Culture and leadership
  • fostering innovation
  • Investment strategy to support market and product development
  • Sustainable growth strategy and the role of innovation


  • Embracing and embedding innovative practices
  • Policy interventions driving and promoting innovation
  • Regulatory frameworks facilitating renewable energy


  • Cross disciplinary practices driving creativity and innovation
  • Enabling educators as learning transfer agents
  • Educational providers shaping regional economic dynamics

Innovation can happen - can be made to happen - anywhere and everywhere in your organisation. You can achieve radical growth with innovation. It will require entrepreneurial behaviours, agile climate, disciplined execution and determined leadership.

Dr David Watson PhD DSc CChem FRSC FIKE, NEF Trustee

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Creating A Sustainable Future

Creating A Sustainable Future


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