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.


Get updates on the latest built environment community news, events, funding opportunities and more.

NEW Infrastructure Systems Funding competition

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects in Infrastructure Systems, provisionally including:

  • Solutions for affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems
  • Innovative solutions for Nuclear Fission
  • Innovative solutions for Offshore Wind
  • Solutions for connected transport through the integration of multimodal transportation systems
  • Resilience of infrastructure and cities to environmental and societal pressure
  • Integrated solutions to systemic challenges in urban areas

Find out more here.

Events in Built Environment

Thu 08 Sep 2016

BEHAVE 2016 - 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency

All Day

The 4th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency - BEHAVE 2016 aims to bring...

From Built Environment KTN

Thu 08 Sep 2016

Zero Carbon Buildings Today and in the Future - International Conference

Sep 08 / 09:00 until Sep 09 / 17:00

In the world in which there are increasing risks from global warming, overpopulation and...

From Built Environment KTN

Sun 11 Sep 2016

Sustainability in Energy in Buildings 2016 - SEB16

Sep 11 / 09:00 until Sep 13 / 17:00

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-16, the International Conference on...

From Built Environment KTN

Wed 14 Sep 2016

ISOBIO Workshop and ASBP event

10:00 until 16:00

ISOBIO experts are pleased to invite you to the next stakeholders workshop on bio-based...

From Built Environment KTN

Thu 29 Sep 2016


All Day

The First Annual Disruptive Technologies UK Conference And Expo Is A Combination Of Informative...

From Built Environment KTN

New to Built Environment

Invitation to take part in an evaluation of the Low Impact Buildings Innovation Platform (LIB-IP)

Innovate UK is currently evaluating the impact achieved by investing public funds to support innovation within the building and construction sector, through the Low Impact Building...

Presentations now available from the "Assuring the performance of new homes: delivering what it says on the tin event"

Great interest and participation for the "Assuring the performance of new homes: delivering what it says on the tin event" held on Tuesday 21st June in Birmingham. The event was...

Opportunity to exhibit at Advanced Materials Innovation Showcase

Following the Knowledge Transfer Network’s (KTN) successful Materials Innovation Showcase at LCV 2015, there is another opportunity for innovative SMEs with advanced materials solutions for the...

Industry invited to special reception at New Designers 2016

Industrialists and entrepreneurs interested in fresh ideas and expertise in design are invited to attend a special industry event at the ‘Thursday Late’ as part of New Designers 2016. The...

Full Agenda and Exhibitors Announced for ISP44 - Rail Infrastructure Monitoring

Title: Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure. Date: 05 th  July 2016 Location: National Rail Museum, York ...