Net Zero Places Innovation Network

Making net zero a reality in the UK by supporting local/regional authorities to achieve their net zero ambitions by connecting, collaborating, sharing experiences and adopting innovation.

Net Zero Places Innovation Network

Innovate UK KTN’s Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies to connect, collaborate, inform, share experiences and lessons learned, adopt innovation and to level up across the UK.

This will be achieved by the Net Zero Places Innovation Network working with local authorities to identify the challenges, collaborating with procurement body organisations to make sure businesses and their solutions are procurement ready.

Supporting Local Authorities

Connecting you with the right people

Innovate UK KTN understands the innovation landscape. With our in depth and cross sector business networks, we are ideally placed to understand what solutions might be best suited for your area and connect you to the right solution providers. Working alongside procurement teams, we can ensure that you not only find the right solutions, but can adopt them and make progress towards your net zero goals.

Addressing specific challenges

The Net Zero Places Innovation Network can help local authority delivery teams to save time in finding the right solutions to meet Net Zero targets. Through the KTN-iX Innovation Exchange Programme, local authorities can reach out to innovative businesses to discover innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies to address specific challenges.

Sharing experiences and knowledge

We want to ensure that best practice and lessons learned are shared broadly. This will help you fast forward your team’s understanding of specific challenges and the process of procuring impactful solutions to address net zero challenges.

 

Supporting procurement bodies

Net Zero Places aims to connect key partners to make net zero a reality, and by collaborating with procurement organisations we are able to provide visibility of future demand and support the amendment or development of new frameworks in hand with local authority delivery teams. Engaging in our Innovation Network will help you build your knowledge base, and strengthen connections with businesses from across sectors – as well as reaching local authority delivery teams.

 

Supporting solution providers

If you are a business with a solution that supports meeting carbon net zero and want to engage with local authorities/agencies as potential customers, then our Innovation Network is the place to be. Through our KTN-iX Innovation Exchange Programme, we will launch specific challenges that our community of Local Authorities face and provide you with the opportunity to showcase your solution.

We can also support you with practical guidance to help you become public sector procurement ready.

Read more and sign up for updates on our KTN-iX Innovation Exchange Programme.

 

Join the Net Zero Places Innovation Network

It’s quick, easy and free to join the Network – simply click here to join.

Current Net Zero Places Innovation Network funding opportunities

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

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Launchpad - Net zero - CR&D - Tees Valley

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley.

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Launchpad - Net zero - MFA (Minimal Financial Assistance) - Tees Valley

Opens: 23/09/2022 Closes: 04/11/2022

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £6 million for projects that grow activities in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley. This funding is Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) from Innovate UK.

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Related Events and Recordings

Wed
27
Apr
2022

Supporting Net Zero Places

10.00 - 12.00 | Online

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Wed
29
Jun
2022

Webinar 1 - Heating for Net Zero: Fabric efficiency “Fabric First”

11.30 - 12.30 | Online

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14
Sep
2022

Webinar 3 – Heating for Net Zero: Alternative Energy Sources

11.30 - 12.30 | Online

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