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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

Huckletree Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit 2022: Urban Futures

Huckletree are designing their Alpha Accelerator and Earthrise Sustainability Summit around Urban Futures for 2022. The Alpha Accelerator is a 12-week programme that supercharges the pre-seed strategies of startups with at least one underrepresented founder.

Opens: 03/01/2022 Closes: 30/01/2022

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SBRI: Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 1, solutions for high-density heat pump deployment

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £30,000,000 available in stream 1 to develop solutions for high-density heat pump deployment, focusing on development and trial of solutions and methodologies for the optimised deployment of domestic heat pumps, at high-density, in the UK. £50k to £9m per project in phase 1.

Opens: 02/11/2021 Closes: 22/02/2022

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SBRI Heat Pump Ready Programme: Stream 2, developing tools and technology

Organisations can apply for a share of up to £25 million of grant funding for projects to overcome barriers to heat pump deployment. This will support the development of tools, technology and processes to overcome specific barriers.

Opens: 20/12/2021 Closes: 15/02/2022

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Recorded: 24th June

Photonics for...Water

The Photonics for… 2021 webinar series will look at photonics technologies in a variety of sectors and applications.

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News

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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26.11.2021

Innovate UK KTN supports Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit

Global experts will address Scotland’s CAN DO Innovation Summit: Wade Davis, Vice President of Inclusion Strategy for Product at Netflix; Gayemarie Brown, Forbes Top Female Futurist; and Kate Forbes MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Economy, are among the keynote speakers.

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