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

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Low carbon energy revolution: how to turn Buildings into Power Stations

All Day

Low carbon energy revolution: how to turn Buildings into Power Stations Take the opportunity to...

From Built Environment KTN

Mon 10 Oct 2016

Advanced Building Skins Conference 2016

All Day

International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry The 11th...

From Built Environment KTN

Tue 18 Oct 2016

UK Construction Week

All Day

The KTN is supporting the innovation content for this years UK Construction Week. UK...

From Urban Living

Mon 07 Nov 2016

Connected Cities UK-India

All Day

The KTN and Innovate UK are looking for innovative business that can showcase “best in class” UK...

From Urban Living

New to Built Environment


The Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI)/Food-Water-Energy Nexus is a call jointly established by the Belmont Forum and the Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe. The cooperation was...

Front Meeting of Skills in Denmark 26-28 October

H2020 EU funded project MEnS -  Meeting of Energy Professional Skills         Call for participants for ...

The Role of BIM in the Nuclear Industry

BIM (Building Information Modelling) is set to play an increasingly important role in the Nuclear industry and KTN is pleased to be working in partnership with authors of ‘BIM and Data...

Zero Waste Scotland Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and medium businesses be resource efficient and create a more circular economy. The programme will...

MEnS 1st Advisory Board meeting outcomes now available: We would love to have your comments and inputs!

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