KTN supports activities across the nuclear landscape including existing generation, new build and decommissioning and waste management. There are also strong links with the fusion energy community.
The KTN Energy Team has helped to develop collaborations and deliver briefing and networking events for Innovate UK since funding became available for collaborative R&D competitions in 2012. More recently, the team has been providing briefing events for competitions for the BEIS Nuclear Innovation Programme (NIP). Several challenges have been delivered for the likes of Sellafield, EDF Energy, Jacobs and Nuvia through the KTN innovation exchange (KTN-iX).
KTN also co-chairs the Digital Special Interest Group (SIG) on behalf of the Nuclear Institute. This group was established in 2016 following two KTN workshops on the role of BIM in the nuclear sector.
Current Nuclear funding opportunities
TechX Clean Energy Accelerator
Opens: 01/08/2022 Closes: 09/10/2022
TechX’s Clean Energy Accelerator is an intensive 15-week programme for 12 innovative clean energy start-ups with clear potential to significantly accelerate the transition to an affordable net zero energy industry.
The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme
Opens: 08/08/2022 Closes: 31/12/2023
The Defence Technology Exploitation Programme (DTEP) aims to inspire companies to win new business, develop industrial capabilities, and provide new cutting-edge answers to defence problems at home and abroad, ensuring the UK expands its competitive, pioneering and world-class defence and security i
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) Phase 2: closing January 2023
Opens: 10/10/2022 Closes: 13/01/2023
The £289m Industrial Energy Transformation Fund has been supporting the permanent deployment of industrial energy efficiency and decarbonization technologies on industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland since July 2020. Your final opportunity to apply for funding from this successful
Innovate UK KTN's response to the Energy Security Strategy
Last week the government published its Energy Security Strategy, which sets out how Britain will accelerate homegrown power for greater energy independence. Innovate UK KTN’s Clean Energy and Infrastructure Team has reviewed the strategy and provided some feedback and recommendations for areas on which to build.
Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) returns for the summer
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has launched a further competition window for applications to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).