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Kenoteq Ltd

Dr Sam Chapman
Heriot-Watt University

Creative Challenge 2018 Winner

Kenoteq is a clean tech spin-out from Heriot-Watt specialising in low carbon building products. 

Founded by Dr Sam Chapman, the company has developed a patent pending ‘unfired’ brick made with 90 per cent recycled content from demolition and construction waste. With just a tenth of the environmental impact as ordinary bricks, Kenoteq’s ‘K-Briqs’ are cheaper than cladding, prevent condensation and keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Sam’s innovative brick is answering the call from the construction industry for sustainable building materials and new ways to use existing waste. Currently the industry sends one million tonnes of waste to landfill every year, at a huge cost to itself and the environment. However, new legislation coming into effect in 2020 will mean that 70% of all construction demolition waste in the UK must be recycled with none allowed to go to landfill.

“Converge is the best opportunity that I think we have in Scotland to get the right exposure and meet the right people to help develop your business”.