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 27 Jun 2016

European Healthcare Design 2016

Jun 27 / 09:00 until Jun 28 / 17:00

The congress is organised by SALUS Global Knowledge Exchange in collaboration with Architects for...

From Built Environment KTN

Mon 04 Jul 2016

Energy Feedback Symposium (TEDDInet)

Jul 04 / 09:00 until Jul 05 / 17:00

Energy feedback, the provision of energy-consumption information to energy-users, forms a core...

From Built Environment KTN

Mon 04 Jul 2016

Front Meeting of Skills on NZEB and retrofit for buildings professionals

Jul 04 / 09:00 until Jul 06 / 17:00

H2020 EU funded project MEnS - Meeting of Energy Professional Skills Front Meeting of...

From Built Environment KTN

Wed 06 Jul 2016

Scaling Up Retrofit - Our Conclusions

08:30 until 10:15

We invite you to join our breakfast seminar at the PRP London studio. The seminar will present...

From Built Environment KTN

Thu 07 Jul 2016

Infrastructure Systems Competition Brokerage Event - Glasgow

09:00 until 15:30

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of...

From Built Environment KTN

New to Built Environment

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 ...

KTN at New Designers - Talks Programme Friday 8 July 2016

KTN at New Designers - Talks Programme Friday 8 July 2016 10.45am Design for Alzheimer’s and dementia - the inside story 800,000 people in the UK live with dementia, rising to 1...