Life at Blue Lab

Based on the south coast near Brighton, Blue Lab’s vibrant and agile workspace brings together the brightest minds in the coolest location.

We work collaboratively to accelerate start-ups, internal teams, universities and consumers to develop and shape ideas into a reality by offering access to industry expertise, customer insight, mentoring, coaching and potential opportunity to test and validate products with our customers.


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Today we are at a very exciting crossroads in the energy sector. By collaborating with start-ups, we have a fantastic opportunity to innovate and transform our customers’ relationship with energy.”

Jean-Benoit Ritz, Director of Innovation and Blue Lab

Our innovations

We are proud to have launched a number of innovative products and services for our customers and consumers in collaboration with fantastic companies.

Check out some of our recent innovations making headlines.




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Our start-up alumni

We are building the ecosystem of tomorrow.

Meet our start-up partners, helping to deliver a better energy future.





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Meet the Blue Lab leadership team

Jean-Benoit Ritz

Director of Innovation and Blue Lab

Jean-Benoit is an innovator at heart, setting up and developing the EDF Energy R&D UK Centre prior to leading on innovation for EDF Energy’s Customers Business in the UK.

Chris Regan

Head of Business Development 

Chris is an expert in international energy markets and trading, leading delivery of commercial offerings, including storage and flexibility in the UK, which helps our customers manage their energy to keep their costs as low as possible.

John Hutchins

Head of Smarter Living

John leads our Smarter Living team, where he's driving the development of exciting new smart products and services for homes in a rapidly expanding internet of things.

Robin Melvin

Head of Energy Services and New Business

Robin is passionate about low carbon and sustainable technologies. His team is exploring the way data and innovative technologies are changing the way we use energy and how modern homes and businesses operate.