Join networks, make connections; discover what effective knowledge transfer and open innovation can do for your business.

"Open innovation is a paradigm that assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market, as the firms look to advance their technology."

Harvard Business School

_connect is an initiative from the UK's Technology Strategy Board with the singular aim of making open innovation happen.

The networks on _connect are home to some of UK Industry's brightest minds, and they are waiting to collaborate on their next exciting projects.

Join _connect and see what open innovation can do for your business.

Featured networks

Future Cities

The Future Cities Group is part of the Urban Living group


HealthTech and Medicines

Building a Healthy Nation through Business Innovation


Biosciences

Serving the Agriculture, Food and Industrial Bioscience Sectors


Materials

The Materials Community aims to bring together the materials supply chain to accelerate innovation, improve global competitiveness and sustainability.


Robotics and Autonomous Systems

Supporting the development of a new industrial RAS sector in the UK


Quantum Technologies

Building a £Billion business in Quantum Technology


Space

Connecting the spectrum of activities across the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy with existing communities, to foster a space community spanning government, industry and academia


ICT

Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating knowledge exchange on Information and Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation.


Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

To be a beacon for successful wealth creation from knowledge.


Defence and Security

Seeking both to improve the flow of knowledge between the UK’s civil and defence and security communities and to identify new opportunities for technology exploitation


New Events

Wed 26 Oct 2016

The Future of Precision Engineering

All Day

This event will be the last outreach meeting of the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in...

From Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

Tue 18 Oct 2016

JOINT SECURITY AND RESILIENCE CENTRE (JSARC) PARTNERSHIP BRIEFING

17:15 until 20:00

The Joint Security and Resilience Centre (JSaRC) invites you to attend a partnership briefing,...

From Forensic Science

Sat 26 Aug 2017

Save the Date - PhotoVoltaic Technical Conference 2017

All Day

SAVE THE DATE: April 26-28, 2017! The PhotoVoltaic Technical Conference 2017, PVTC, the 8th...

From SuperSolar Hub

Thu 03 Nov 2016

Webinar - Online Analytical Measurements to Improve Bioreactor Efficiency

15:00 until 16:45

Understanding bioprocesses through extracting and analysing information from each fermentation or...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Upcoming Events

Sat 01 Oct 2016

Weekend Forensic Podiatry Course

All Day

This two day course at the start of October is designed for podiatrists who have an interest in undertaking forensic podiatry casework. It will help practitioners develop their understanding of the...

From Forensic Science

Sun 02 Oct 2016

Goodbye Flat Biology: Models, Mechanisms and Microenvironment

All Day

The European Assosiation for Cancer Research (EACR) is holding its second conference in the 'Goodbye Flat Biology' series, focusing on the applications of state-of-the-art 3D culture and tissue...

From Non-Animal Technologies

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 meet like-minded innovators in the building evolution, energy revolution ecosystem and hear from...

From Energy at KTN

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 meet like-minded innovators in the building evolution, energy revolution ecosystem and hear from...

From Built Environment KTN

Tue 04 Oct 2016

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

All Day

Take the opportunity to meet like-minded innovators in the building evolution, energy revolution ecosystem and hear from industry experts on: • The big energy challenges that create opportunities...

From Materials

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Is The Future of Electronic Packaging in 3D Printing?

06:00 until 20:30

The revolution in additive manufacturing brought about by 3D printing is creating new opportunities for the manufacture of electronics products instead of standard surface mount assembly on printed...

From Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

Tue 04 Oct 2016

eTravel Europe 2016

08:30 until 18:00

eTravel Europe is the get together for 100+ travel experts, online professionals, startups and challengers. The event in Europe where online travel technology decision makers from the world gather...

From Creative, Digital & Design.

Tue 04 Oct 2016

5th Aircraft Structural Design Conference

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

The Royal Aeronautical Society’s 5th Aircraft Structural Design Conference, undertaken with the support of the University of Mancheser, will address the challenges facing the designers of the next...

From Uncertainty Quantification and Management in High Value Manufacturing

Tue 04 Oct 2016

Advances in Biophysical Methods for Protein Characterisation Conference

09:00 until 17:00

Protein dynamics, structure, and stability are essential factors for biological activity, the proper function of protein-based biotechnology products, as well as their efficacy and safety as...

From HealthTech and Medicines

Tue 04 Oct 2016

BCPC Congress 2016: Changes in European Agriculture

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

Changes in European Agriculture - How the regulatory environment might adapt and how Brexit might affect the regulatory landscape There is no doubt that the outcome of the UK referendum on...

From Biosciences