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

Mon 30 May 2016

CIB World Building Congress 2016 Intelligent built environment for life

All Day

The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) together...

From Built Environment KTN

Tue 07 Jun 2016

Can sustainable energy infrastructures enhance the city as works of art?

12:30 until 14:30

The US based Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) is a leader in the global conversation on the...

From Built Environment KTN

Thu 09 Jun 2016

Building & infrastructure services of the future

16:30 until 20:30

North West Sustainable Business Quarterly speaks for itself really – it is a free quarterly event...

From Built Environment KTN

Mon 13 Jun 2016

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2016)

Jun 13 / 09:00 until Jun 17 / 17:00

The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2016 (EUSEW 2016) will take place 13 - 17 June 2016, with Energy...

From Built Environment KTN

Wed 15 Jun 2016

H2020 Event: Materials & Nanotechnology, Process Industries & Manufacturing

All Day

The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with the National Contact Points for NMP and the...

From Built Environment KTN

New to Built Environment

Bridging UK-Jiangsu Innovation Partnership Workshop

  Following a successful collaboration with the UK in the China-UK Newton Fund programme, the provincial Jiangsu Science & Technology Department (JSTD) is bringing a...

WEBINAR: Sustainable competitiveness through energy efficiency of buildings

UPDATE 2016.05.23: The final date/time of the webinar has been set for 2 June, at 15:00 CET. Participation is free of charge,  but prior registration is required. Please...

National reports on EPBD (Energy Performance Building Directive) implementation

The national/regional reports from the recently released Concerted Action EPBD Book  "2016 – Implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) – Featuring Country...

Register now for a Venturefest Scotland Feeder Event

Venturefest Scotland   returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors. Building on...

Innovation grants for business: apply for funding

You can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.   Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following...