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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

Fibre in Water: Improving access to advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains

Fibre in Water (FiW) is a competition run by DCMS from HM Treasury’s Shared Outcomes Fund and supported by DEFRA, BEIS and Cabinet Office. It will allocate up to £4m R&D funding to projects that develop and build a pilot to facilitate delivery of advanced broadband and mobile services via drinking water mains.

Opens: 09/08/2021 Closes: 04/10/2021

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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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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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23.09.2021

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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