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The mission of the Sustainability & Resource Efficiency team is to stimulate growth through sustainable innovation. We do this by:

  • helping companies to develop and commercialise products, processes and services which are environmentally, socially and financially sustainable
  • which enable demonstrable improvements in resource efficiency
  • through the application of new technologies or business models

What We Do

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) drives the flow of knowledge within, in and out of specific communities. KTN is funded by Innovate UK to bring together diverse organisations and provide activities and initiatives that promote the exchange of knowledge and the stimulation of innovation in these communities.

Practically speaking, we deliver our services through a combination of face to face support from Knowledge Transfer specialists and through our online _connect portal.


  • Actively set up mutually beneficial collaborations amongst KTN members across all communities

  • Organise and facilitate focussed workshops and meetings to drive collaboration and innovation, often relating to funding opportunities

  • Co-organise overseas and inward missions

  • Provide feedback on proposals to funding calls, and letters of support

  • Prepare reports and case studies

  • Provide opportunities for our members to co-exhibit with us and present at KTN events

Online member services:

  • Current awareness - news, events listings, regular e-newsletters, e-alerts, and Articles blogging

  • Immediate access to reports and case studies

  • Project collaboration and dissemination through Members Groups on _connect

  • Personal profile and blog space

  • Comment on others' blogs

  • Access to online events and the chance to have your events webcast live through KTN TV and viewable on demand afterwards

Read more about the benefits of membership.

How to get involved

The Sustainability & Resource Efficiency team welcomes members from across the _connect community. If you have a valid _connect account just click the 'Join this Network' link in our banner at the top of the page. If you haven't joined yet, then you're probably missing out on leading edge information that will help you take the initiative on the way you do business in the future.

If you would like to explore how to harness the potential of our community on behalf of your goals, please contact us

by email: SRE@ktn-uk.org

in the first instance, to arrange a discussion with a member of our Knowledge Transfer team.

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