A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses



Giraffe Innovation:
Design for a One
Planet Economy

Giraffe was described by The Guardian business pages as one of the UK?s most innovative and creative green businesses. Giraffe has extensive experience in delivering a wide range of sustainably driven projects to global organisations, small business and government clients

Giraffe was also described by The Manufacturer magazine as ?Britain?s leading eco-design consultancy?. Giraffe currently undertakes carbon and ecological footprinting and eco-design projects for clients in Hong Kong, Sweden, France, the UK and the USA. We work across all sectors including FMCG, ICT, retail, consumer electronics, telecommunications, automotive, toys and the public sector. Clients include Dell (USA), Canon Europe, British Airways, L?Oreal and Fortnum & Mason and we provide senior management support to investment banks and the telecommunications sector. We are proud of our ability to engage and implement change with a wide range of clients.

Our work results in significant environmental and financial benefits. Giraffe is a unique form of consultancy bridging three key disciplines: Environmental Science, Management, and Design. We have a proven international track record in providing consultancy services in the following areas:

  • Carbon Management ? Policy & Strategy
  • Carbon Footprinting (Company, Product, Service, Individual)
  • Carbon Offsetting
  • Sustainable Design ? Strategy
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Innovation Management (Creativity)
  • Third Party CSR reporting evaluation
  • Competitive Benchmarking
  • Bespoke Research
  • Broadcasting
?As a company manufacturing solely in the Far East it has been invaluable having Giraffe Innovation advising us and helping us to navigate the ever increasing legislation, not to mention identifying potential for significant cost savings!?
Audrey Mealia Head of Supply Chain, Paladone Products Ltd

Giraffe?s approach to projects combines analytical thinking and science with the creative ability to synthesise between different industries, techniques and cultures. The majority of our work involves establishing a detailed life-cycle analysis understanding of the environmental impact of an organisation, an operation, or specifically a product or pack. This underpins Giraffe?s work in undertaking carbon-led eco redesign projects with opportunities for lifecycle reduction. We realise that, from a business perspective, there is little point making environmentally sensitive products and services if they are not commercially viable.

Yet there are commercial benefits in being ahead of the game. Since 2006, our clients have saved 360,468tCO²e and $102m. Giraffe also advises companies on the practical impact of EU environmental legislation and voluntary standards such as:

  • Waste Electrical and Electronics Equipment Directive (WEEE)
  • Restrictions on use of hazardous materials in Electrical and Electronics Equipment (ROHS)
  • Batteries Directive
  • Marketing and Use
  • Biocidal Products
  • EUP? Eco-Design of Energy Using Products Directive
  • PAS2050
  • Carbon Reduction Commitment
  • Green House Gas Protocol (GHGP)
  • Packaging Waste Regulations
  • Packaging essential Requirements
  • Voluntary codes of conducts for EEE
  • ISO14001
  • SA8000
?Vivid imaginations, the UK?s largest toy and games marketer has embarked upon an ambitious programme to move towards more eco-friendly packaging solutions, assisted by brighton based, leading eco design consultancy giraffe innovation?
Press release, january 2008

Giraffe has achieved significant media attention for its work. Rob Holdway, Director of Giraffe, was presenter and on-screen expert for Channel 4?s DUMPED programme screened last year. Check out Rob?s Channel 4 Blog at:

Rob is also the face of and advisory expert for EMP Plc?s At Home magazine The magazine will be published in October 2008 and sold through high street retailers. Rob is also judge on The Observer ethical Awards,,2237990,00.html

Giraffe has recently established a carbon offsetting company called One Planet Economy (OPE) Our position is simple: companies must do everything possible to reduce their emissions. Where this cannot be done, offsetting is a credible option. For more information on OPE please contact Rob Holdway, .

Giraffe Innovation Ltd
Tel: +44 (0) 1273422099