Against an overarching low carbon agenda, our mission is to support the development of UK innovation to deliver clean, accessible and secure energy & water systems through a digitally enabled construction sector and so provide smart, resilient and successful cities and communities.

We do this by simplifying the UK Innovation landscape and providing rapid transfer of high-quality information on technologies, markets, funding and partnering opportunities.

The expertise we bring spans energy systems, water, infrastructure and construction.

From cutting edge solar research and battery storage development, through digital technologies for nuclear, water and construction to supporting the development of the strategic direction of the infrastructure sector, we join up the dots. We put the right people in touch with each other and make the value introductions that spark ideas.

We convene safe spaces where industry can share innovation and challenges. These include the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P) and the Innovation Exchange which also draws on our unrivalled cross-sector reach for novel solutions.

We engage internationally through the Energy Catalyst programme.

Our current focus in this area

The Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network is a collaborative community of technology developers and end-users from multiple sectors.

Our focus is on transforming the construction industry by adopting modern methods of construction, and decarbonising.

The Decarbonising Ports & Harbours Innovation Network’s overarching objective is to raise the profile of the critical part ports and harbours need to play in Maritime transport’s transition to net zero by 2050 and accelerate this transition by giving clear direction.

What makes our modern lives relatively easy, interconnected and seamless is this seldomly thought of, but very vital soft infrastructure – the electromagnetic spectrum.

The Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network (formerly SIG) is creating a non-competitive advisory group to pool knowledge from existing hydrogen communities to validate views on the current challenges to enabling low-carbon hydrogen production at scale and cost.

KTN supports activities across the nuclear landscape including existing generation, new build and decommissioning and waste management. There are also strong links with the fusion energy community.

Related Opportunities

Water Discovery Challenge 2023

Opens: 25/01/2023 Closes: 05/04/2023

A £4 million competition for bold and ingenious innovation that can help solve the biggest challenges facing the water sector today and in the future.

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Hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain: Collaborative R&D

Opens: 13/02/2023 Closes: 26/04/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £4.35 million for CR&D projects related to hydrogen storage and distribution supply chain.

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V2X Innovation programme: bi-directional charging demonstrations

Opens: 21/03/2023 Closes: 10/05/2023

UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £9.4m for small scale demonstrations of novel Vehicle to everything (V2X) energy technology providing storage and flexible services under Phase 2 of the V2X Innovation Programme.

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Related Events and Recordings


Horizon Europe: Climate calls, Mission Adaptation to Climate and Mission Cities

10.00 - 12.00 GMT | Online

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Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Innovation Programme Phase 2 Market Engagement Event

14.00 - 15.30 | Online

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Towards Zero Carbon Homes and Buildings: a Personal Journey

11.00 - 12.00 | Online

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