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Infrastructure

Against an overarching low carbon agenda, our mission is to support the development of UK innovation to deliver clean, accessible and secure energy & water systems through a digitally enabled construction sector and so provide smart, resilient and successful cities and communities.

We do this by simplifying the UK Innovation landscape and providing rapid transfer of high-quality information on technologies, markets, funding and partnering opportunities.

The expertise we bring spans energy systems, water, infrastructure and construction.

Infrastructure

From cutting edge solar research and battery storage development, through digital technologies for nuclear, water and construction to supporting the development of the strategic direction of the infrastructure sector, we join up the dots. We put the right people in touch with each other and make the value introductions that spark ideas.

We convene safe spaces where industry can share innovation and challenges. These include i3P and the Innovation Exchange (iX) which also draws on our unrivalled cross-sector reach for novel solutions.

We engage internationally through the Energy Catalyst programme.

Our current focus in this area

Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network will develop a self-sustaining and collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Buildings

Our focus is on transforming the construction industry by adopting modern methods of construction, and decarbonising.

Decarbonising Ports & Harbours

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

Electromagnetic Spectrum

What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.

Hydrogen Economy

The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network (formerly SIG) is creating a non-competitive advisory group to pool knowledge from existing hydrogen communities to validate views on the current challenges to enabling low-carbon hydrogen production at scale and cost.

Nuclear

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.

Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P)

Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P) is an independent innovation community governed by representatives from its member organisations.

Funding Opportunities

National Lottery Grants for Heritage 2021-22

Applications are now open for National Lottery Grants for Heritage from £3,000 to £5million, prioritising heritage projects that will boost the local economy, encourage skills development and job creation, support wellbeing, create better places to live, work and visit, and improve the resilience of organisations working in heritage.

Opens: 01/03/2021 Closes: 30/04/2022

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Future RAN: Diversifying the 5G Supply Chain

Future RAN (Radio Access Network – i.e. mobile phone masts or similar) is an open competition, run by DCMS, that will allocate up to £30 million of R&D funding to projects that support the goals of the government’s 5G Supply Chain Diversification Strategy. The competition is aimed at helping to incentivise industry to create new products and services to unlock the full potential of Open RAN.

Opens: 02/07/2021 Closes: 27/08/2021

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KTN-iX challenge: Solutions for Smarter & Greener Places

Through this iX challenge, EQUANS, part of the ENGIE Group, is looking for SME’s with innovative solutions that create smarter and greener places who are interested in corporate strategic investment, with innovations across energy, mobility and infrastructure that enable smarter and greener places. Alongside technical innovations, EQUANS is interested in educational tools that help to promote behavioural change in communities, supporting democratisation in achieving decarbonisation.

Opens: 06/07/2021 Closes: 30/09/2021

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Events

Thu
3
Feb
2022

Prospering from the Energy Revolution: Six in Sixty - Technology and Infrastructure

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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Wed
30
Jun
2021

The Future of UK Manufacturing and Supply Chain Infrastructure

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Fri
30
Jul
2021

Micromobility Hub: Infrastructure Investment for Micromobility and Active Travel

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

Recording coming soon

News

17.05.2021

The role of Freeports in driving the Maritime decarbonisation and innovation agendas

The UK Freeports initiative is a unique and exciting opportunity to stimulate regional and national economic growth and drive long-term inward investments. We strongly believe that the Freeports also have a pivotal role to play in delivering the Net Zero carbon targets and stimulating innovation in the Maritime and logistics sectors.

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17.06.2021

i3P involved in diverse initiatives from removing graffiti to a tunnelling competition

i3P, the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership, is getting involved in two very diverse initiatives; removing graffiti and a tunnelling competition.

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