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.
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.
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.
Net Zero Heat: rapid assessment of building fabric performance
Opens: 13/02/2023 Closes: 22/03/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million, for solutions that reduce the cost and time required for assessing fabric performance of buildings against net zero performance targets.
Related Events and Recordings
Horizon Europe: Climate calls, Mission Adaptation to Climate and Mission Cities
10.00 - 12.00 GMT | Online
Vehicle-to-everything (V2X) Innovation Programme Phase 2 Market Engagement Event
14.00 - 15.30 | Online
Towards Zero Carbon Homes and Buildings: a Personal Journey
11.00 - 12.00 | Online
Webinar Series: Heating for Net Zero - Decarbonisation of Buildings and Estates
The Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to help make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies. This webinar series will answer the most common questions from local authorities to decarbonise buildings and estates.
Hackathon at the Materials Research Exchange (MRE) Exhibition shows the way to reduce time and costs of social housing
Student teams were challenged to provide a significant change to the speed and cost of constructing Social Housing in the UK, combined with the greater use of sustainable materials, and with reduced energy cost.
Programmes related to Infrastructure
Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P)
Infrastructure Industry Innovation Partnership (i3P) is an independent innovation community governed by representatives from its member organisations.