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. 

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 15 Feb 2016

Building Better Buildings - London

All Day

This event, in collaboration with Zero Carbon Hub, Innovate UK, UCL and a number of leading...

From Building Performance Evaluation

Tue 23 Feb 2016

A Transformative Approach to Whole House Refurbishment-Energiesprong

12:30 until 16:00

Energiesprong Supply Chain Opportunities Workshop Organised by: The Refurbishment as a...

From Built Environment KTN

Thu 25 Feb 2016

Simulation and Modelling - State of the Art and Industry Best Practice

10:00 until 17:00

Overview SimBest is an exciting and unique project being funded by Innovate UK to gain insights...

From Built Environment KTN

Fri 26 Feb 2016

HACK Construct

Feb 26 / 09:00 until Feb 28 / 17:00

Build the Future of Construction, save your place (free to attend) As we move towards a digitised...

From Built Environment KTN

Tue 01 Mar 2016

Partnerships and Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector

All Day

The workshop will explore the rationale for micro, small or medium-sized UK businesses to...

From Built Environment KTN

New to Built Environment

Flood. Is it a war that needs defences?

Flooding. Is it time for a truce? Each time a town is flooded we see the headlines about the lack of flood defences.  Is it really a war in which water is the enemy and we have to...

Clean air or Warm homes?

Is there a connection between clean air in cities and warm homes in winter? Anyone who lives in a large, densely populated city is aware, as they walk the streets, of the level of air...

€5m for Urban Authorities to Innovate – Call for Proposals

Urban Innovative Actions (UIA)  will fund urban authorities with up to €5m (80% of eligible costs) per urban innovation project testing bold and unproven ideas on the following...

Innovate UK’s 5 tips to secure funding for start-ups and small businesses

Here is Innovate UK’s essential advice and tips on securing funding. Whether a startup, small business or SME make sure you watch the video and subscribe to their channel for more funding...

Social Housing Insights Study Launched!

The National Energy Foundation (NEF) has been commissioned to undertake a meta-analysis of the social housing projects carried out as part of the £8m Building Performance Evaluation (BPE)...