Priority theme: Advanced Materials
You can tap into the UK businesses that produce, process, fabricate and recycle materials, with an annual turnover of around £197bn, and become the next part of this lucrative supply chain.Discover materials on _connect >
Priority theme: Bioscience
Explore the significant opportunities Bioscience offers your business in the areas of characterisation and discovery tools, production and processing, and bioinformatics.Discover bioscience on _connect >
Priority theme: Built Environment
Bring your brain to the UK construction sector and help grow an economy that has an annual turnover of over £107bn and employs approximately two million people.Discover built environment on _connect >
Priority theme: Resource Efficiency
We all have a part to play in sustainability and your business is no exception. Use _connect to uncover how you can contribute and profit at the forefront of the sustainable economy.Discover resource efficiency on _connect >
Priority theme: Digital Services
Work with the companies on _connect creating new value from digital information, content and services. The internet economy in the UK is set to account for 10% of GDP by 2016.Discover digital services on _connect >
Priority theme: Electronics, Sensors & Photonics
8,000+ companies are involved in designing and manufacturing these products which underpin activities in healthcare, energy, transport, environmental sustainability, and construction.Discover electronics, sensors & photonics on _connect >
Priority theme: Energy
The 'trilemma' of energy security, affordability and sustainability continues to gain momentum - your innovation has a key part to play in this industry's period of transitionDiscover energy on _connect >
Priority theme: Food Supply
The UK's food supply chain is worth £84.7bn pa and employs more than 3.5 million people, with recognised centres of excellence across the agrifood supply chain - what part can you play?Discover food supply on _connect >
Priority theme: Healthcare
Meet the people who are meeting the challenge of creating more efficient and effective healthcare in the areas of prevention and management, detection and diagnosis, and treatments for disease.Discover healthcare on _connect >
Priority theme: High Value Manufacturing
Manufacturing contributes £6.7tr to the global economy and the UK is in the world's top ten - knowledge transfer plays a key part in that and needs your input to grow even further.Discover manufacturing on _connect >
Priority theme: ICT
More than 116,000 companies with revenues totalling more than £137bn make up the UK's ICT sector. _connect is home to many of the high flyers, and the door is open for you to join them...Discover ICT on _connect >
Priority theme: Space
Discover the potential for application and use of space technologies in your supply chain - opportunities exist in areas such as transport, agriculture and ICT.Discover space on _connect >
"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.
The Materials Community aims to bring together the materials supply chain to accelerate innovation, improve global competitiveness and sustainability.
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
Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating knowledge exchange on Information and Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation.
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
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