“100%Open’s ability to search their global networks has given us lots of exciting opportunities”

Andy Newton, National Grid
A crowd project

National Grid.

Sector: Utilities

Our brief: How can National Grid Gas Distribution access innovative technologies from suitable new suppliers?

What we did: We used our Innovation Radar service to answer 23 challenges from repairing ageing pipes to taking advantage of the latest advances in information technology and customer service. We found 1000 possible partners from all over the world and selected a core of 140 credible candidates, whom we then interviewed.

What happened: In less than 3 months we recommended around 90 suitable new innovation partners that National Grid could immediately choose from and progress.