Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN)



Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN)The Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network (ESKTN) commenced on the 1st September 2009 and came about from the merger of the Environmental Sustainability KTN and the Resource Efficiency KTN. The ESKTN supports better use of material and energy resources by UK business and commerce, by supporting the development and implementation of innovative technologies and processes to provide commercial advantage to UK businesses. The ESKTN’s mission is to accelerate the UK’s transition to a low carbon, resource and energy efficient economy by connecting businesses, universities, other research organisations and Government agencies, and catalysing innovation across a wide range of environmental technologies and addressing the worlds three critical and linked issues:


  • Excessive use and depletion of natural resources;
  • Environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity and;
  • Climate change


The ESKTN is funded by the Technology Strategy Board, to stimulate innovation by promoting collaboration, best practice and knowledge sharing. Membership of the Environmental Sustainability KTN is currently free, open to organisations and individuals interested in improving Environmental Sustainability and provides access to cutting-edge on-line collaborative tools and fast-track access to free follow-up support services.  Membership benefits include:


  • Networking – frequent opportunities to network with other businesses and academics through targeted events, meetings and Special Interest Groups.
  • Information and news – free access to on-line services such as reports, newsletters, webinars/e-training, events diaries, e-conferencing and collaboration tools and general sector/application specific information.
  • Funding opportunities -advice on Technology Strategy Board Collaborative R& D calls, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and other sources of funding for innovation such as Framework Programme 7, Eureka, Venture Capital.
  • Policy and regulation – a communications route between their community, Government and EU, giving members the opportunity to influence policies and regulation in the UK and abroad.
  • Informing strategy – KTNs are playing an increasingly important role in the development of the Technology Strategy Board’s future direction.


For further information on the Environmental Sustainability KTN, or to join their network as a Member, visit www.innovateuk.org/sustainabilityktn