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Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Take our survey – for heat pump installers

This will be the biggest survey ever run in the heat pump sector, finding out what really makes it tick and where you, the installers, think improvement is needed.

If you’re a heat pump installer, have your say to be in with the chance to win some great prizes including tools, golf days and overseas factory visits, all donated by our partners in the industry.

The first prize winner will receive an ActivAir Plus heat pump package from Sunamp and Trianco worth over £6,000. Another will get a 5kw Vaillant air-to-water heat pump from Wolseley worth over £3,600.

The survey has been designed in collaboration with installers to get to the crux of the questions that matter to you. Nesta has been working with Emma Bohan, general manager at IMS Heat Pumps, and Nathan Gambling, educator, industry expert, host of the BetaTalk podcast and director of Jouln.

We’ll be asking you about the challenges you face and how innovation could help make things better. We’ll be using our networks to publicise what you tell us to those in industry and government who can bring about change. So take part in the survey to have your say and help build a stronger heat pump market in the UK.

The survey will take around 30 minutes to complete, but you can pause and come back to it as often as you need.

Take the survey

Full list of prizes (and the companies providing them)

Partners across the industry are as passionate about this survey as us, and all the prizes have been donated by companies who want to help the heat pump sector develop.

Sunamp and Trianco are offering first prize of a game-changing ActivAir Plus heat pump package. By matching Trianco’s ActivAir heat pumps with Sunamp’s Thermino heat batteries, everything needed for a successful install arrives on one single pallet, significantly reducing packaging waste and simplifying logistics. It offers installers, landlords and homeowners a one-stop-shop and one delivery solution for transitioning to renewable heating systems.

Another winner will get a Vaillant air-to-water heat pump from Wolseley, the leading specialist provider of renewables, plumbing, heating, cooling and utility products to trade customers.

For the runners up, there are many other exciting prizes.

Full list of prizes (and the companies providing them)
Company Prize
Altecnic Trip to Italy for a factory tour of Caleffi plants. Including flights, accommodation and meals.
Boiler Shop A round of golf for two at South Chesterfield Golf Club at Grassmoor
Build Test Solutions SmartHTC sign up, 10 building credits and a pack of 5 sensors worth £1,000
Carno Leica Disto laser measure and a £50 Amazon voucher
Condensate Pro £250 worth of Primary Pro Kit
Danfoss 50 RAS-B2 Self-balancing TRV & L/shield valves and 10 TPOne-RF Programmable room thermostat and receivers
EcoForest | Nuenta Tour of the Ecoforest factory and a 2 day Ecoforest training course in Spain (with flights, meals, and up to 3 nights accommodation included)
Econic Basic thermal imager
Freedom Heat Pumps Midea Heating and Hot Water Pack including FHP Cloud
Furbnow £100 Amazon voucher
Go Geothermal £300 discount off any CTC GSHP system + bottle of Champagne
Grant UK Round of golf for 4 people on Bowood’s PGA golf course (Wiltshire)
Ground Source Heat Pumps 2 x Fluke 101 Digital Multimeters
Groupe Atlantic £1000 training voucher can be used for any accredited Groupe Atlantic/Ideal training courses
Grundfos Three Alpha3 pumps
GSHPA Fluke 15b+ Digital Multimeter F15b+
h2x Engineering 1-year free subscription to h2x, and a training session
Heat Engineer A year's subscription to our full suite of heat loss and heating design tools
Heat Pump Association £100 amazon voucher and 2 free installer memberships to the Heat Pump Association
Heat Pump Federation £200 Screwfix gift card
Hydratech 100 litres (4x25L drums) of Thermox DTX (Concentrate) would treat 3 or 4 small ASHP systems to 25%/-13DegC
Intatec ASHP fittings installer pack and hose set worth over £600 RRP
Jaga £250 Love to Shop vouchers
Jouln 50 RHOST (Radiator Heat Output Survey Tool) reports worth £1500 (5 x £300 bundles)
Kensa Heat Pumps A full day's bespoke training through Kensa's Installer Training Pathway Programme, and accommodation for two nights plus a Kensa goodie bag
M-Press Fittings £100 Amazon vouchers
NIBE All expenses paid factory visit to NIBE Sweden (includes flights and transfers, 2 nights' accommodation, meals and subsistence)
Panasonic Panasonic cordless hammer drill
Renbee £100 Amazon vouchers and a free promotional period of use of Renbee software
Sentinel x700 biocide, r600 thermal fluid, x500 antifreeze
Stiebel Eltron Two-day Steibel training courses including hotel accommodation & evening meals in Wirral for up to eight participants
Sunamp ActivAir Plus heat pump package
ThoroughFlush ThoroughFlush kit
Ultimate Renewables Master Heat Pump Training Course (2.5 days) and 50x £100 cashback vouchers
Vaillant 2 bottles of wine and a golf bag
Veritherm £200 Love2Shop voucher
Viessmann Prize winner can select €250 worth of goods from the Viessman shop
Wolseley Vaillant aroTHERM 5kW 0020257346 air-to-water heat pump 5kW
Worcester Bosch An ACS or OFTEC renewal course and assessment