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Low Carbon Materials at the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit 2023

Prince William, Natasha Boulding and the other Earthshot Prize finalists 2022.
  • As a 2022 Finalist, Low Carbon Materials featured prominently in this year’s Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit. 

  • Low Carbon Materials' CEO and Co-founder Dr Natasha Boulding attended and spoke at the event in New York. 

  • Accelerating investment and support for climate tech solutions is vital to repairing our planet. 

In 2022, Low Carbon Materials was announced as an Earthshot Prize finalist in the ‘Fix our Climate‘ category for our low-carbon building material OSTO®.

This year, we were invited back to attend the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit held in New York. Bloomberg Philanthropies and The Earthshot Prize hosted the summit with the aim of accelerating investment into cutting-edge solutions that are helping to protect our planet. 

Our CEO and Co-founder Dr Natasha Boulding attended and spoke at the summit, featuring prominently throughout the day with other international finalists. 

What happened during the Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit? 

Natasha was an invited speaker during the day, appearing on a panel during the Catalysing Innovation Breakout Session. She discussed Low Carbon Materials' approach to collaborating with the construction sector in order to create 'like for like' drop in solutions that can rapidly decarbonise the built environment.

Also speaking on the panel were Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, LanzaTech, as well as Brandon Ng, Co-Founder & CEO of Ampd Energy

Dr Natasha Boulding speaking at the Earthshot Innovation Summit

The Innovation Summit also placed a spotlight on last year's five Earthshot Prize winners, who showcased their solutions and shared their stories with notable global figures such as Michael Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Nomzamo Mbatha and Jacinda Ardern.  

However, the main news of the event was the announcement of 2023's finalists, revealed by HRH The Prince of Wales (Prince William).

What else did Natasha do during her time in New York? 

The day before the main event, Natasha took part in an Ideas Camp at Bloomberg Headquarters with the 2022 Finalists and Winners.

The camp included sessions on pitching and media best practices with advice from global business, technology, environmental and government leaders on the methods for further accelerating the solutions.

The event also provided an opportunity for Natasha to reunite with the 2022 Earthshot Prize Finalists whom she last saw at The Earthshot Prize Fellowship Retreat that took place in January this year. 

Earthshot Prize finalists 2022 in New York

As well as a tour of Bloomberg Headquarters and Bloomberg newsroom, Natasha was also interviewed for a special edition of Public Opinion NYC - watch here!

Why is scaling innovation important for protecting and restoring our planet? 

The Earthshot Prize finalists prove that the solutions exist to help repair our planet - all that is required is for them to be invested in and adopted at scale. 

By shining a spotlight on such innovative solutions from around the world, The Earthshot Prize is helping to revive optimism and encourage urgent action. 

Reflecting on her time at the summit, Natasha stated, “There is no other option but to invest in the scaling of green tech - this makes sense for the planet but also provides an incredible economic opportunity that the UK must realise.” 

For details on Low Carbon Materials' innovative climate tech solutions, click here.