IP, copyright, trademarks, credits & acknowledgements


Copyright and Intellectual Property

Unless otherwise noted, and where legally and commercially relevant and appropriate, Icebreaker One outputs are licensed for use under an open licence such as a Creative Commons Attribution licence (CC-BY or CC-BY-ND).

This means you may use our words and images and embed them in your work (e.g. use in a report or publication) without asking us for permission. If you do use them, you should credit us and we request that you link back to our website (https://ib1.org) and—ideally—let us know so we can link back to your work (reciprocity is a foundation of the web).

Unless otherwise noted, IB1 content is licensed as CC-BY: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode

Unless otherwise noted, all code outputs (https://github.com/icebreakerone) are openly licensed under an MIT licence: https://opensource.org/licenses/MIT (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIT_License)

You can download our CC-BY and CC-BY-ND designed images here for use in your work.

We encourage and support our team in making contributions to open-source projects, and encourage you to do the same.

We are focused on pre-competitive areas of market development. IP that you have or uniquely create outside of our programmes to develop your own products and services will remain yours.

All collaboratively-created IP and/or derivative IP must be openly licensed by default. Exceptions to this do often exist and these will be considered on a case-by-case basis. For example, open licenses may be applied with a time delay to address commercial continuity. For a high-level description of background vs foreground IP, please see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Background,_foreground,_sideground_and_postground_intellectual_property

© Specific Copyright Notices

We have licensed © copyright photographs from Sussman and Wainwright. While you are free to repost and embed Icebreaker One images that use them, the photographs may not be used independently and those Icebreaker One images may not be modified nor derivative works created (i.e. ‘Creative Commons No Derivatives‘, CC-BY-ND applies). To use or modify their photographs you must contact the respective copyright owner of those © photographs.


Icebreaker One is a non-profit which, as detailed above, has an open-by-default policy on its outputs. It does, however, protect its brand and services to maintain the integrity of its work.

Both Icebreaker One™ and Open Energy™ are registered Trade Marks of Icebreaker One Ltd.

We request and expect CC-BY citation on key phrases that we have created such as “Connect don’t collect”.

Image credits

For many icons, we use and support Noun Project.

For the use of their photographs, we thank:

‘Red Ice-White Ice’
C-type colour photographs on aluminium.
Disko Bay, Greenland.
© Chris Wainwright

Thanks to Lydiat/Wainwright Studios for use of Chris Wainwright’s Red Ice 2008. Disko Bay. Greenland

Red Ice-White Ice was a series made at night whilst circling around icebergs in a small inflatable boat off the northwest coast of Greenland in sub-zero temperatures. The photographs were made using red or white flash to reflect the temperature changes taking place in this fragile wilderness. Chris was a dear friend and we miss him greatly.

Antarctic moss — 5,500 years old; Elephant Island, Antarctica
Spruce Gran Picea — 9,550 years old; Sweden
Stromatolites — 2,000-3,000 years old; Western Australia
La Llareta — 3,000 years old; Atacama Desert, Chile
© Rachel Sussmann

Thanks to Rachel Sussman for use of her images from the The Oldest Living Things in the World.


Creative direction, design and branding throughout by Philpott Design.


All presentations, meetings, communications and initiatives by or facilitated by Icebreaker One are designed solely to support audiences in understanding opportunities and risks associated with net zero data and act to address them.

Our work is aligned with relevant laws, including data protection, competition laws and related rules. Icebreaker One, its partners, members and supporters collaborate and work together to explore and to define options and directions for implementation, but the choice to adopt guidance, best practice tools or solutions are at the sole discretion of each individual member based on their own decision-making. Icebreaker One services to its members does not include financial, legal or investment advice.


Nothing is created without the support of a broad and diverse constellation of supporters—we thank everyone who has helped us on the journey so far.