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Net Zero

The UK has committed to an ambitious Net Zero target by 2050.  To help realise these goals, KTN is delivering a range of Net Zero solutions that will have an impact on the large-scale change the planet needs.

Our future has to be sustainable, our tomorrow very different from our today.  We all have a part to play and time is running out.  Net Zero is a fundamental priority for KTN and you can see evidence of it in much of what we do.

Our experts are working to connect Net Zero innovators with industry to accelerate the adoption of technologies and capabilities across diverse industry sectors.  This needs to be a systemic change: we are working with our networks on initiatives to support businesses to decarbonise, reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and build resilient, low carbon supply chains.

Sustainable innovation that produces environmental and economic impacts is essential.  From our Innovation Exchange programme connecting those like the British Antarctic Survey with Net Zero challenges to the innovators already working on the solutions, to our Innovation Network communities in Cross-Sector Battery SystemsHydrogen Economy and the Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours, KTN is committed to providing expertise, connections, cross-sector insights and opportunities for businesses.

Check out some of our projects on this page and you’ll also find links to relevant funding competitions.

Get in touch with our experts, join one of our communities or sign up to our mailing list to find out how we can help you deliver a Net Zero future.


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Our Net Zero Expert

Emma McKenna

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Funding Opportunities

Climate Challenge Cup

The Climate Challenge Cup is a new international competition to elevate and help scale transformative civic research partnerships between research bodies, civic organisations and local communities to combat climate change. It will culminate in an innovation showcase and award ceremony during COP26, the United Nations 2021 Climate Change Conference in November.

Opens: 23/08/2021 Closes: 24/09/2021

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Innovate UK Smart Grants: October 2021

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £25million for game-changing and commercially viable R&D innovation that can significantly impact the UK economy.

Opens: 07/10/2021 Closes: 05/01/2022

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22nd October

Net Zero in Medicines Manufacturing: Measuring and Reporting Carbon Footprint

Find out more about KTN's webinar on Net Zero in Medicines Manufacturing, aimed at medicines manufacturers to learn about systems and tools for measuring and reporting on Scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon outputs.

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Launch of Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

Phase 2 of the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF), designed to help energy intensive industries and businesses with high energy use to cut their energy bills and carbon emissions, will open on 27 September 2021. Industrial sites in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can bid for up to £60m in grant funding.

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Save the date - KTN collaborating to tackle climate change through location intelligence

The relationship between geospatial data and Net Zero might not be immediately obvious for everyone, but it is becoming increasingly apparent that the power of place is key to fighting the looming climate disaster – allowing us to monitor, adapt and become resilient to climate change.

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