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

Wed 01 Jul 2015

7th International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2015

All Day

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-15, the Seventh International...

From Built Environment

Thu 02 Jul 2015

The Role of Design in Grant Funding Applications – An Applied Perspective

10:00 until 11:45

Design is fundamental to the development and commercialisation of applied technologies including...

From Built Environment

Thu 02 Jul 2015

Powering up your design senses

11:00 until 11:45

Intrigued by SMART wearables, sensors on the body and sensors for homes, transport, healthcare or...

From Built Environment

Thu 02 Jul 2015

Designing the Future of Wearable Technology Today

12:00 until 12:45

The majority of wearables today are designed for the wrist and mostly dominate the healthcare and...

From Built Environment

Thu 02 Jul 2015

Urban Design for Future Lifestyles and Human Behaviours

13:00 until 13:45

How can design deliver innovative approaches to today’s challenges, including growing future...

From Built Environment

New to Built Environment


  Last Thursday, 25 th of June, the SMART AND SUSTAINABLE CITIES EU OPPORTUNITIES EVENT took place at the URBAN INNOVATION CENTER in London. The event was organised by...


FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT: H2020: Exploring opportunities with SMEs  scoping workshop. This half-day workshop is organised by FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT and it is dedicated to SMEs...

IMechE's Heat Energy Report

For the past decade, successive UK governments have focused energy policy initiatives almost exclusively on creating an environment to drive renewal of the nation’s electricity infrastructure....


  The 2015 edition of the European Sustainble Energy Week (EUSEW) Policy Conference took place in Brussels last 15-19th, June 2015. This year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week seeked...

BRE Trust Funded Research Project - Open vs. Secure Data. Getting the balance right with construction project data

  BRE Trust Funded Research Project - Open vs. Secure Data Getting the balance right with construction project data   Partners: BRE Trust, G4C, Marcel Mauer ...