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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 the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (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 is a 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

iX challenge: Design of Quayside launch methods for floating offshore wind turbine foundations

Innovate UK KTN is working alongside ABP, the UK’s leading ports group, to find innovative solutions for a floating offshore wind turbine foundation launch method, enabling transfer from the Port Talbot quayside in to the port facility’s Tidal Harbour.

Opens: 19/05/2022 Closes: 15/07/2022

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iX challenge: Offshore wind turbine assembly methods for floating platforms in port in high tidal ranges

Innovate UK KTN is working alongside ABP, the UK’s leading ports group, to find innovative solutions to manage offshore wind turbine floating platforms, during the construction phase, once afloat in the Port Talbot Tidal Harbour.

Opens: 19/05/2022 Closes: 15/07/2022

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iX Challenge: overhead conductor line sag measurement

The Innovation Exchange programme is working alongside Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN-T), the owner of north Scotland’s high voltage electricity assets. SSEN-T is looking to engage innovators that can help them solve the challenge of accurately detecting sagging overhead conductor cables in remote locations.

Opens: 10/05/2022 Closes: 22/06/2022

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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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Fri
30
Jul
2021

Micromobility Hub: Infrastructure Investment for Micromobility and Active Travel

10.00 - 11.00 | Online

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Tue
5
Apr
2022

Towards Zero Carbon Homes and Buildings: a Personal Journey

11.00 - 12.00 | Online

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News

23.03.2022

Thinking outside the signal box

Rail innovators are striving to get the industry back on track after the shock of the pandemic.

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09.05.2022

Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) returns for the summer

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has today (9th May) launched a further competition window for applications to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF).

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Programmes related to Infrastructure

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Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P)

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

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