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

Tue 02 Jun 2015

Vision London - The future of Built Environment

All Day

Held annually, Vision is the place where these communities will be able to come together to...

From Built Environment

Tue 02 Jun 2015

Launch of D4FC Legacy Report - the business case for adaptation

16:30 until 18:00

We will be launching the legacy report for the Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings...

From Design for Future Climate

Wed 10 Jun 2015

Meet Innovate UK - Business Breakfast Event

08:30 until 10:30

Innovate UK will be visiting Edinburgh on Wednesday 10th June to meet and talk with businesses in...

From Built Environment

Wed 10 Jun 2015

Making the Business Case for Retrofit

10:30 until 16:30

Retrofitting homes leads to a host of savings and benefits, from reduced building maintenance...

From Built Environment

Thu 11 Jun 2015

Eco Technology Show 2015

All Day

The UK's premier event for sustainable build, energy, transport and technology. Highlighting how...

From Built Environment

New to Built Environment


UKTI is organising a GREAT Week on Sustainable Urbanisation, during the MILAN EXPO next 15-19 June 2015 . Hosted as a part of Milan Expo 2015 , this week-long event will...

Smart and Sustainable Cities: EU funding opportunities

The KTN together with Innovate UK National Contact Points and Future Cities Catapult  have organised a past event in January in order to collect the UK thinking around City...

Global Research Challenge 2015 – Future Cities

We would like to invite every member of the Arup community to consider participating in our Global Research Challenge this year. It is an annual award which aims at increasing the breadth and...

WISE Awards: Celebrating individuals and organisations that are leading the way for women in STEM

WISE is a campaign to inspire girls and women to study, work and build careers in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM).  The 2015 WISE Awards are now open for...

Survey on UK Proof of Concept Support

Innovate UK is undertaking a review of Proof of Concept funding for businesses and academia in the UK. To support this work Innovate UK first needs to establish a baseline for how different...