Well, what a year.
Starting just after the first UK lockdown kicked in, we are closing out 2020 having secured over £4.3M in our first year of trading.
Working with our partners, we scaled and deployed over half of this across four major projects within 185 working days.
A growing constellation of experts
Our team grew from two … to a constellation of over 140 experts: 80+ industry specialists, 20+ subcontracted, 40+ in our Icecore team (with a 50:50 gender balance at all levels across that team).
Over 1,000 people engaged in-person via live interactive webinars (e.g. at London Climate Action Week) as well as workshops and 1:1 calls to help focus our development on user needs.
A lot of learning, making and writing
On the 18th December (on schedule) we delivered ~500 pages of reports (over 120,000 words) detailing—for our funders—the vast amount of work undertaken: research, market engagement, designs, tools and services which we will be bringing to market in 2021. We will be translating these into more digestible forms in the coming weeks.
A spectacular end to the year
At the end of the same day we secured £1M for 2021, winning a major contract (more on this soon) and closing our first unrestricted philanthropic grant award.
I want to say a huge thank you to all the teams who have worked together, under challenging circumstances. Together, we have delivered joined-up thinking that spans policy, processes, analysis, market design, technology architecture, tools, communications and cross-sector collaboration.
Finally, I want to thank you, for your ongoing interest, feedback and support.
I look forward to continuing to travelling with you to deliver our Net-Zero Future.
- Events and webinar archives https://icebreakerone.org/events
- Net-Zero Covid recovery http://icebreakerone.org/cygnus
- Standard for Environment, Risk & Insurance http://icebreakerone.org/seri
- Open Energy http://energydata.org.uk
- Enabling data sharing https://icebreakerone.org/report-nfdf
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All the very best to you and yours for 2021,
Gavin & the Icebreakers