Our Mission

The KTN Built Environment Community delivers the Innovation Network function for practitioners in the urban living sectors.  It's a purpose build vehicle to bring the community sub sets together to share best practice, linking funders to finance seekers, inspire collaboration and showcase new opportunities for the UK's small businesses in this area.  A wider mission is also to bring these businesses closer to the research bases, bigger tier operators and collaborative opportunities outside this sector. 

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Supply Chain Integration in Construction (SCIC)

This competition seeks proposals that will encourage the creation of more integrated, collaborative supply chains within the construction sector.
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Material now available from brokerage events, click here 
Consortia Building Zone: check potential partners who are looking for you! 

KTN Connects people

To speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas.
Established to foster better collaboration between science, creativity and business, KTN has specialist teams covering all sectors of the economy – from defence and aerospace to the creative industries, the built environment to biotechnology and robotics. KTN has helped thousands of businesses secure funding to drive innovation. And we support them through their business cycle to see that investment through to success.

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Events in Built Environment

Mon 27 Apr 2015

Future of construction: progress towards Construction 2025

14:30 until 18:00

The event will bring together industry leaders to discuss emerging technologies, innovations and...

From Built Environment

Tue 28 Apr 2015

Designing for the future

09:00 until 17:00

Climate Northern Ireland, in collaboration with the Royal Society of Ulster Architects, invites...

From Built Environment

Wed 29 Apr 2015

Opportunities in Building Integrated Photovoltaics

All Day

The UK has a strongly innovative Building Integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) sector. The...

From Built Environment

Wed 29 Apr 2015

Retrofit Live 2015

All Day

Retrofit Live is the leading two-day conference and exhibition dedicated to low energy domestic...

From Built Environment

Wed 29 Apr 2015

If we build it... Creating a strategic and sustainable vision for UK R&D

19:00 until 22:00

The Research & Development Society is holding an event to look at national R&D strategy, the...

From Built Environment

New to Built Environment

The importance of an interdisciplinary approach to improve the performance of buildings

A new blog is now live on the Knowledge Transfer Network website . It summarises a series of activities carried out by the Built Environment team of the KTN in order to  engage the...

Cutting-edge smart city technologies to be piloted at Canary Wharf

Polysolar and Voyage Control have been selected as the first two winners in Canary Wharf Group’s (CWG) Smart Cities accelerator, the Cognicity Challenge. The innovators were competing in a...

Building Performance Evaluation at Ecobuild

Projects from the Innovate UK Building Performance Evaluation programme presented at Ecobuild in early March. Speakers shared experiences on biomass community heating and the challenges with...

Save the Date for Innovate UK 2015 – 9th & 10th November

The global spotlight on UK innovation is back and will take place at Old Billingsgate, London on 9 th and 10 th November. Supported by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) and hosted by...

Continuous Improvement - Learning from the Latest Building Performance

XCO2 Energy, in collaboration with Innovate UK, are hosting an evening event as part of Green Sky Thinking Week .  Eight projects from Innovate UK's Building Performance...