Net Zero

The UK has committed to an ambitious Net Zero target by 2050. To help realise these goals, Innovate UK KTN is delivering a range of Net Zero solutions that will have an impact on the large-scale change the planet needs.

Our future has to be sustainable, our tomorrow very different from our today. We all have a part to play and time is running out.  Net Zero is a fundamental priority for Innovate UK KTN and you can see evidence of it in much of what we do.

Our experts are working to connect Net Zero innovators with industry to accelerate the adoption of technologies and capabilities across diverse industry sectors. This needs to be a systemic change: we are working with our networks on initiatives to support businesses to decarbonise, reduce waste, increase energy efficiency and build resilient, low carbon supply chains.

Sustainable innovation that produces environmental and economic impacts is essential. From our Innovation Exchange programme connecting those like the British Antarctic Survey with Net Zero challenges to the innovators already working on the solutions, to our Innovation Network communities in Cross-Sector Battery SystemsHydrogen Economy and the Decarbonisation of Ports and Harbours, Innovate UK KTN is committed to providing expertise, connections, cross-sector insights and opportunities for businesses.

Check out some of our projects on this page and you’ll also find links to relevant funding competitions.

Get in touch with our experts, join one of our communities or sign up to our mailing list to find out how we can help you deliver a Net Zero future.



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Net Zero Heat: Design Engineering Innovation Lab

Opens: 20/04/2023 Closes: 31/05/2023

Join a 5 day workshop to develop project ideas for delivery of net zero heat building upgrades. The best ideas will be invited to apply for funding.

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Net Zero Living Digital Accelerator round 1

Opens: 24/04/2023 Closes: 07/06/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £1.5 million to develop digital applications to solve challenges in delivering net zero for places.

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Future Economy Investor Partnerships SME: round 2

Opens: 12/05/2023 Closes: 05/07/2023

UK registered businesses can apply for grant funding alongside private investment from selected investor partners.

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Faraday Battery Challenge Round 6: collaborative R&D

Opens: 16/05/2023 Closes: 16/07/2023

Up to £10m is available to demonstrate or accelerate state of the art battery technologies in the UK, grow the supply chain & increase UK competitiveness.

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Net Zero Hydrogen Fund: Development Expenditure, Round 2

Opens: 11/04/2023 Closes: 31/05/2023

Strand 1 of the Net Zero Hydrogen Fund will provide development expenditure (DEVEX) support for front end engineering design (FEED) and post-FEED studies for new low carbon hydrogen production facilities.

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Ofgem Round 3: Call for Ideas

Opens: 01/06/2023 Closes: 11/08/2023

OFGEM are looking for proposals to facilitate the UK’s transition to net zero, investing up to £450m in energy network innovation over 5 years.

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Sustainable Energy Horizon Europe Brokerage Event
26th May 2023

Sustainable Energy Horizon Europe Brokerage Event

This webinar, brought to you by Innovate UK KTN in partnership with the Energy UK Horizon Europe National Contact Points (NCPs) will focus on pitching of project ideas and brokering partnerships for European Research and Innovation collaborations and networking. Open to participants in the UK and beyond.

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