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

Biosciences

Serving the Agriculture, Food and Industrial Bioscience Sectors


Future Cities

The Future Cities Group is part of the Urban Living group


Sustainability & Resource Efficiency

Helping UK enterprises large & small to innovate and compete globally, based on sustainability & resource efficiency drivers and opportunities.


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


Materials

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


Nanotechnology

The KTN Ltd's Nanotechnology Community


Chemistry

Driving Innovation and Value for the chemistry-using industries


Robotics and Autonomous Systems

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


Quantum Technologies

This Community is a place for everyone that is interested in exploring the commercial opportunities for Qunatum Technologies in the UK. Anyone, be that from industry, academia or interested individuals is encouraged to join and participate.


Energy Harvesting Special Interest Group

Energy Harvesting is a means of powering electronic devices by scavenging many low-grade ambient, or "wasted" energy sources such as environmental vibrations, human power, thermal gradients, or pressure gradients, and their conversion into useable electrical energy.


New Events

Wed 02 Dec 2015

IoT Tech Expo Europe 2015

All Day

Dr. Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy at Future Cities Catapult, will be speaking at...

From Future Cities

Mon 05 Oct 2015

Internet of Things World Europe

All Day

Dr. Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy at Future Cities Catapult, will be speaking at...

From Future Cities

Thu 09 Jul 2015

Smart Cities in the UK

All Day

Dr. Catherine Mulligan, Head of Digital Strategy of Future Cities Catapult, will be speaking at...

From Future Cities

Tue 08 Sep 2015

Offshore Europe

Sep 08 / 09:00 until Sep 11 / 17:00

Visit us on stand 3B188 at the premium exhibition for the Oil and Gas industry. HVM Catapult...

From High Value Manufacturing

Wed 16 Sep 2015

Smart Energy Wales Seminar

08:00 until 17:00

Smart Energy Wales brings together the most experienced practitioners from industry, academia and...

From Energy Generation and Supply

Upcoming Events

Thu 02 Jul 2015

14th European Conference on Cyber Warfare and Security ECCWS-2015

All Day

The increase in Web services and online operations for various industries and critical businesses has led to an increase in different threats and malicious activities. The security community have...

From Defence and Security

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN at New Designers 2015

All Day

KTN INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS AT NEW DESIGNERS 2015 Date: Thursday, 02 July 2015 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH Leading businesses are increasingly...

From Chemistry

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting wellbeing in...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting...

From ICT

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting...

From Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting...

From Defence and Security

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting...

From Space

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015

All Day

Leading businesses are increasingly aware of design’s role in delivering innovative approaches to today’s economic and societal challenges, including: growing future cities, supporting...

From Forensic Science

Thu 02 Jul 2015

KTN INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS AT NEW DESIGNERS 2015

All Day

KTN INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS AT NEW DESIGNERS 2015 Date: Thursday, 02 July 2015 Time: 10:00 – 17:00 Venue: The Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH Leading businesses are increasingly...

From Chemistry

Thu 02 Jul 2015

TECH TALKFEST BREAKFAST

08:00 until 10:30

Our friends at Tech TalkFest will host this must-attend networking event for digital businesses interested in the booming health space.

From Creative, Digital & Design.