The UK’s only festival of green innovation returns to the Humber this spring

The UK’s only low-carbon innovation festival is back in March, and will celebrate the Humber’s sustainability successes.

Aura, Bridgehead Business Park, Hessle, East Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 02 March, 2022. Pictured: The Festival of Green Innovation 2022

The Festival of Green Innovation 2023, which takes place at Hessle’s Aura Innovation Centre on 1 March, showcases Humber businesses who have brought their green ideas to life.

The after-dark event, which is aimed at businesses interested in low-carbon innovation, will see festivalgoers come together to tackle a series of fun escape-room-style challenges, all based on real-world environmentally-friendly projects from local businesses.  After attempting the escape rooms, festivalgoers will be able to find out more about working with the University of Hull to make their businesses greener, whilst enjoying a festival-style finale with food, drinks and fun.

Low-carbon innovation takes place any time an organisation brings about new ideas to use greener technologies, save energy, reuse materials or reduce carbon emissions.  It benefits businesses by giving them a competitive edge, improving efficiency and reducing costs, all whilst helping the environment.

The Aura Innovation Centre’s Louise Smith said that the event was a fun way of showing how much support is available for businesses who have ambitions to make their organisation greener.

“There are creative, talented people across the Humber region, who are bursting with good ideas” she said.  “We wanted to create an event like no other to give small businesses a chance to find out about all the support that’s out there to help them innovate and bring their low-carbon dreams to life.”

“We’d love people to come along to the event, chat with people we’ve worked with and be inspired to make their own business greener, cleaner and more sustainable.”

Anyone from a Humber-based business who’s interested in green innovation is welcome to attend the event, although places are limited and expected to go fast. Those interested can sign up for free at