Net Zero Places Innovation Network
Making net zero a reality in the UK by supporting local/regional authorities to achieve their net zero ambitions by connecting, collaborating, sharing experiences and adopting innovation.
Purpose and objectives of the Network
Innovate UK KTN’s Net Zero Places Innovation Network aims to make Net Zero in the UK a reality. We do this by supporting local/regional authorities and agencies to connect, collaborate, inform, share experiences and lessons learned, adopt innovation and to level up across the UK.
This will be achieved by the Net Zero Places Innovation Network working with local authorities to identify the challenges, collaborating with procurement body organisations to make sure businesses and their solutions are procurement ready.
Net Zero Places current activity
Decarbonisation of Buildings & Estates
Covers everything from retrofit to energy systems
Decarbonisation of Transport
This includes the transition to electric vehicles, procurement solutions and rural mobility.
Working towards Net Zero
We will support other unconventional net zero challenges that impact a number of authorities, such as lowland peat.
Net Zero Talks podcast series
The Net Zero Talks Podcast series aims to hear from experts and Local Authorities on challenges and practical insights into different topics relating to how to achieve net zero in places.
Benefits of the Network
Connecting you with the right people
Innovate UK KTN understands the innovation landscape. With our in depth and cross sector business networks, we are ideally placed to understand what solutions might be best suited for your area and connect you to the right solution providers. Working alongside procurement teams, we can ensure that you not only find the right solutions, but can adopt them and make progress towards your net zero goals.
Addressing specific challenges
The Net Zero Places Innovation Network can help local authority delivery teams to save time in finding the right solutions to meet Net Zero targets. Through the KTN-iX Innovation Exchange Programme, local authorities can reach out to innovative businesses to discover innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies to address specific challenges.
Sharing experiences and knowledge
We want to ensure that best practice and lessons learned are shared broadly. This will help you fast forward your team’s understanding of specific challenges and the process of procuring impactful solutions to address net zero challenges.
Supporting procurement bodies
Net Zero Places aims to connect key partners to make net zero a reality, by collaborating with procurement organisations we are able to provide visibility of future demand and support the amendment or development of new frameworks in hand with local authority delivery teams. Engaging in our Innovation Network will help you build your knowledge base, and strengthen connections with businesses from across sectors – as well as reaching local authority delivery teams.
ISCF SSPP Collecting flexible plastic packaging waste at home
Opens: 27/02/2023 Closes: 12/04/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £250,000 to develop innovative ideas that help with the collection of flexible packaging waste from households.
Launchpad: Net Zero, MFA, Tees Valley, Round 2
Opens: 13/02/2023 Closes: 29/03/2023
UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £3 million for projects that grow activities in the net zero innovation cluster centred on Tees Valley. This Minimal Financial Assistance (MFA) funding is from Innovate UK.
Digital Dairy Chain: Collaborative R&D and growth
Opens: 17/04/2023 Closes: 31/05/2023
UK registered organisations can apply for a share of up to £2m for business focussed innovation in advanced and high value dairy production and manufacturing. This funding is from Digital Dairy Chain for Cumbria, South and West Scotland.
Cross-Sector Battery Systems Innovation Network
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Circular Economy Innovation Network
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Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network
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Maritime & Ports Innovation Network
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Join the Net Zero Places Innovation Network
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