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Matt Hastings

Matt Hastings

Deputy Director - Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund, Innovate UK
Matt Hastings has been developing and delivering disruptive change programmes across energy and utilities for the last 15 years. He's currently working at UKRI Innovate UK as Deputy Director for the Ofgem Strategic Innovation Fund. Prior to this, he was Head of Innovation on the Prospering from the Energy Revolution Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, where he focussed on smart systems, investment and data and digitalisation. Before Innovate, Matt spent 5 years at Centrica where he was Programme Director of the multi-award winning Cornwall Local Energy Market. He also managed a '100m ECO programme with British Gas and Cornwall Council. Prior to Centrica Matt led on energy at the Eden Project reducing emissions and costs by 25%, setting up the UK's first staff owned PV installation (Solarfair) and the first collective switching project in the UK, Cornwall/UK Together. In his early career, he set up several start ups and worked in the Video Games industry prior to studying renewables in 2005.