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.
Our current focus in this area
The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.
Our focus is on transforming the construction industry by adopting modern methods of construction, and decarbonising.
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.
What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.
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.
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.
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
Global Centre of Rail Excellence: railway construction innovation
Opens: 21/10/2022 Closes: 14/12/2022
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £575,000 for feasibility studies with projects to propose, deliver and demonstrate Innovation in Railway Construction. Funding is from the Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy.
iX Challenge: Low Carbon Alternatives to Standby Generators in Electrical Substations
Opens: 31/10/2022 Closes: 12/12/2022
Scottish & Southern Electricity Networks Transmission (SSEN-T), the owner of north Scotland’s high voltage electricity assets, is looking to engage innovators which can provide solutions for greener alternatives to diesel generators for emergency supply in electrical substations.
Related Events and Recordings
Towards Zero Carbon Homes and Buildings: a Personal Journey
11.00 - 12.00 | Online
Innovate UK's Net Zero Living Programme: Competition briefing
13.30 - 15.00 | Online
Prospering from the Energy Revolution: Six in Sixty - Technology and Infrastructure
10.00 - 11.00 | Online
Webinar Series: Heating for Net Zero - Decarbonisation of Buildings and Estates
The Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to help make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies. This webinar series will answer the most common questions from local authorities to decarbonise buildings and estates.
Hackathon at the Materials Research Exchange (MRE) Exhibition shows the way to reduce time and costs of social housing
Student teams were challenged to provide a significant change to the speed and cost of constructing Social Housing in the UK, combined with the greater use of sustainable materials, and with reduced energy cost.