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Water

The water sector impacts on every single person, business and industry type in the UK.  We turn on the tap and expect clean water. We rely on the water infrastructure, the pipes, the sewerage treatment, the rapid fixing of leaks. And we expect environmental issues to be a cornerstone of the industry and its operations.

Water

Water is a key part of our infrastructure and a key provider of and user of energy.  It is hugely reliant on and part of our natural environment and innovation plays a major role in the industry’s ability to adapt to climate change, population growth and the development of the sector.

KTN is heavily involved in innovation in the treatment, distribution and use of water, playing an active role in the water innovation ‘ecosystem’ and sitting on a number of steering groups for UK Water Partnership and the UK Research and Innovation Water Interest Group.

Perhaps you work in the water and wastewater sector already and need help or funding to develop a new product or service. You might work in a different arena but believe you have technology that’s applicable to the water utility, or large water-using, industries. Maybe you have challenges related to water or the aquatic environment and want support in finding solutions beyond the usual supply chain.

KTN’s Knowledge Transfer Manager, Jonathan Abra, is well-connected within the water innovation community and can provide links to information, end users and other key players and networks.  He has links to other sectors within KTN that could play a key part in helping your development.

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Jonathan Abra

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Funding Opportunities

ISCF Future Plastic Packaging Solutions

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £2 million for early-stage projects in smart and sustainable plastic packaging.

Opens: 26/10/2020 Closes: 20/01/2021

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African agriculture knowledge transfer partnerships (KTP): 2020 to 2021, round 5

UK registered higher or further education institutions, RTOs or Catapults can apply for a share of up to £2 million to help fund an innovation project with another knowledge base and a business partner registered in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya or South Africa.

Opens: 02/11/2020 Closes: 27/01/2021

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UFO (Small Flying Objects) call for proposals

UFO is seeking collaborative projects (of 2 or more SMEs) to develop innovative products and services by integrating new embedded technology solutions in the Small Flying Objects (SFO) area i.e. Smallsats, Drones and High Altitude platform systems

Opens: 27/11/2020 Closes: 18/02/2021

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26th Jan 2021

Photonics for...Water Industry Challenges

This series is aimed at companies and researchers developing photonics technology, and at end-users looking to solve challenges and to produce innovative products and services.

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News

20.08.2020

AgriFood innovation helping to mitigate the impact of climate change

Agriculture is vulnerable to climate change but innovation in the sector also plays a key role in helping mitigate its impact. 

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11.11.2020

Accelerating towards Net Zero with the Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network

KTN was delighted to launch the Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network at UK Maritime Week 2020.

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