Harrogate-based smart energy business Chameleon Technology has been chosen as one of WIRED Magazine’s Trailblazers of 2023.

The leading technology magazine set up the Trailblazer Programme, in collaboration with HSBC UK, to shine a light on the innovative, mid-sized businesses that are leading the way in delivering positive economic, societal and environmental outcomes.

Chameleon Technology plays a leading role in the national smart meter rollout programme, a key part of the government’s Net Zero strategy, by supplying In-Home Displays (IHDs) to nine of the top 10 energy providers. Its IHDs connect to smart meters to help consumers accurately track both their energy use and costs with ease.

This mission has been advanced with the creation of its consumer brand ivie in 2022, developing smart in-home technology – including an app and advanced IHD – that work together to deliver easy to understand insights and usage data to homes, helping everyday consumers save energy and reduce their bills. The aim is to develop a whole-home energy management system to help all consumers contribute to the UK’s ultimate Net Zero goals.

Chameleon CEO and co-founder Mike Woodhall was invited to a celebratory event for fellow Yorkshire-based Trailblazers at Shears Yard in Leeds. He joined 14 other inspiring business leaders for a morning of networking, inspiration and knowledge sharing.

Mike commented: “The initiative celebrates companies across the UK that are contributing to the UK becoming a global hub of innovation. We are thrilled to have our work in the ongoing revolution of smart home energy recognised, and to join such an inspiring group.”

The event kicked off with a talk from Adam Hildreth, a Yorkshire-based entrepreneur and founder of Crisp. The Trailblazers, including Chameleon Technology, will also be featured in WIRED Magazine.