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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 to decarbonise.

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. The digital world on which we have come to rely (Wi-Fi, Internet of Things, radio broadcasts to name a few) is underpinned by this invisible finite resource, but it lacks resilience and is rapidly becoming the widest open door for anyone who wants to disrupt critical services.

Hydrogen

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 is 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

SBRI competition - Modernising Energy Data Applications phase 1

Organisations of any size can apply for a share of £750,000, inclusive of VAT, to develop data applications that help to address core challenges faced in the UK. The aim of the competition is to develop data applications that address the challenges faced by organisations and individuals to deliver net zero local energy systems. Briefing recording now available.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 18/11/2020

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Improving Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure - Scotland

Scottish Enterprise wishes to procure R&D services to explore and develop technological solutions to the challenge of improving access to electric vehicles charging infrastructure.

Opens: 12/10/2020 Closes: 07/12/2020

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Events

Fri
27
Nov
2020

Future Flight Fridays: Zero Emission Infrastructure

12.00 - 13.00 | Online

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Wed
9
Dec
2020

Enabling Green Recovery - South East Midlands

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Thu
5
Nov
2020

Prospering from the Energy Revolution: Six in Sixty - PFER overview

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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News

18.08.2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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15.07.2020

WATCH NOW: Beyond Covid-19: what does the future hold for UK infrastructure?

Live webcast looking at how infrastructure can adapt to a post-Covid-19 world.

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