Neil Pennington

Director of UK Innovation, RWE npower.



Innovator, Design Thinker, enjoys pushing the boundaries, increasingly inspired by the power of the connected citizen.

As Director of UK Innovation, Neil is a member of the European Leadership team for Innovation, focussing in the UK on disruptive open innovation across smart & connected, distributed generation, smart cities, data & analytics and digital.  Also accountable for establishing networks with innovators, start-ups, and changing the way things are done from idea generation, rapid prototyping, negotiation, commercialisation to launch. He was responsible for the first deal with Nest in Europe as the energy channel partner for the UK.  He is also a Board Director of Smart Energy GB and is a frequent speaker at Industry events on Smart and Innovation in the energy market.