KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need

 

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from biotechnology to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.

 

The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

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New funding for vaccines for global epidemics

The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases. This competition will support projects seeking to develop candidate vaccines and vaccine platform technologies at the preclinical stage. The aim is to enable an effective and rapid response during future outbreaks of disease.    Competition scope ...
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British food companies set to push culinary boundaries

From prolonging shelf life to developing new sources of protein, more than 6,000 British food and drink companies can now take advantage of new technologies and expert advice at the touch of a button, helping revolutionise the production of their food. The new  Food Innovation Network (FIN) , launched by Environment Secretary Andrea Leadsom today, will give ambitious British...
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BPE unveils plans to expand in the North

  One of the UK’s leading chemical and biochemical engineering design companies has announced plans to open a new office in the North West of England.  BPE, headquartered near Winchester in Hampshire, will open the doors to its Cheshire office in November, giving manufacturers in the North even faster access to its team of experts.  Managing director Mike...
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Katip Çelebi/Newton Fund: PepsiCo Turkey Introduction

PepsiCo Turkey, with a history over 50 years in Turkey, is among the top F&B companies in Turkey, with leading positions in several categories (including salty snacks, ready to drink tea and non-flavored CSDs). With 5 plants, PepsiCo Turkey creates employment opportunities to more than 43,000 people (nearly 3,000 directly) through production, agriculture, R&D and sales. As a...
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Biotech Week kicks off across the globe

PRESS RELEASE 26 September 2016 –  EuropaBio is delighted to open a new edition of the European Biotech Week that is growing into a global success story this year. Between 26 September and October 2, a record 16 European countries will witness over a 100 biotech-focused activities and events on their territories with many others planned across 4 continents. The fourth...
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£11M cell and gene therapies industrial manufacture funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £11 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate large-scale manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy sector. They are seeking proposals to industrialise established manufacturing processes for cell and gene therapies. The aim of this competition is to develop the manufacturing capability of candidate cell and gene therapies so...
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Register now for £4m Antimicrobial Resistance Competition Briefing on 19 Sept

UK organisations can apply for a share of up to £4 million capital investment that will enable research into antimicrobial resistance and advance the development of new products and services.   About the funding Innovate UK are delivering a competition on behalf of the Department of Health to invest up to £4 million to support the UK’s capability to...
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Winton Labs opens applications to its Accelerator for Data Science Start-ups

Winton Labs is r un by the venture division of quantitative investment group Winton. It aims to attract early stage companies where the creation of data or the application of data science is central to the business objectives. The accelerator programme is  free - they take no equity, and offer a £5-15k stipend to each team. Successful applicants will have access to Winton’s...
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CRACK IT 2016 Challenges - funding to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals

The CRACK IT challenge-led competition funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific 'Challenges' which if solved will deliver 3Rs and commercial benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a commercialisable product. The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the...
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Prize winner's report from ECR in Food 2015

The Early Career Researchers in Food Conference, which was organised by the KTN in October 2015, provided early career researchers with a platform to showcase their research to an audience consisting of young scientists as well as industrial delegates. The event, which took place in Birmingham was well attended and a number of researchers were awarded prizes for their presentations. These...
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Medicines Discovery – mapping the UK innovation landscape

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has today launched a  Medicines Discovery UK Landscape .  This new tool  is designed to map the innovation landscape in medicines discovery - showcasing the UK capabilities and enabling added leverage from external collaborations, from outsourcing to strategic partnerships. Dr Alexander Henzing,  Knowledge Transfer Manager at...
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Discovery Awards: Seed funding for diagnostic tools to reduce misuse of antibiotics

The Longitude Prize is a £10M challenge to tackle to rising threat from antibiotic resistance. In order to maximise the number and diversity of entrants to the Longitude Prize, the Longitude Committee has just launched their Discovery Awards  with a call for creative minds everywhere to apply for seed funding and develop their ideas for a transformative diagnostic test. ...
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Joint 4th Joint Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) call now open

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) has opened its 4th Joint Call “Call for Transnational Networks/Working Groups within the Joint Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance ” , in partnership with 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada. The call sets out to assemble...
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The Food Innovation Network (FIN) update

The KTN Food Team is pleased to provide an update on the Food Innovation Network from our colleagues at Defra. For more information contact a member of the team .   Twice the fibre Mars Food has developed Uncle Ben's Twice the Fibre Rice following a dedicated  research and development programme. The product provides 100% more fibre than  standard long...
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Results of Public Consultation about EU Policy for the emerging Bioeconomy

BioSTEP is an EU-funded project that aims to promote a participative governance of the European bioeconomy through engagemnt of stakeholders and citizens.   BioSTEP carried out a stakeholder consutation to provide insights on existing (policy) challenges related to the bioeconomy and potential (policy) measures to adress them. This consultation includes views of 180...
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Early Career Researchers Event 2015: Researcher's prize

In October 2015 the KTN hosted an “Early Career Researchers Event in Food” conference, The event is aimed at MSc/PhD students and early post-docs and aims to introduce them to the breadth of career opportunities available to them in the food industry and to provide industrial participants with an opportunity to meet the up and coming generation of scientists. The researchers are given the...
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Bioeconomy is a significant driving force in EU: it turns over 2 trillions € and provides 18 millions jobs.

The first macro-economic study commissioned by the bio-based Industry Consortium using Eurostat data of 2013 shows: The turnover of the total bioeconomy is 2.1 trillion EUR. About 50% of this is accounted for by the food and beverages sector , almost a quarter of the turnover is created by the primary sectors (agriculture and forestry), while the other quarter is created by the...
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Reducing Risk of Failure in New Product Development

The Centre for Technology Management (CTM) at the IfM has just published a new Practice Guide:  'Reducing the risk of failure in new product development: getting it right at the front end of innovation'. It provides insights and guidance for everyone involved in the innovation process so that they can avoid common pitfalls and improve their innovation pipelines.   See it...
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Sensors in Agriculture event report

23 rd February 2016, Birmingham The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) held this event to bring together innovators from the agriculture and sensors communities. The aim was to learn about the current challenges facing the agriculture communities and identify innovation opportunities where sensors could contribute solutions to these challenges. With the ever-increasing demand for...
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Do you have ideas that involve fermentation, bio-based materials & bio-pharma?

Ajinomoto Group launches Innovation Alliance Program  to search for open innovation opportunities with researchers and research intititutions in the area of fermentation, bio-based materials (biotechnology, synthetic biology, metabolic engineering, bioinformatics) as well as biopharmaceutical manufacturing technology. The maximum research period project is 2 years with a maximum...
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New vaccines for global epidemics: Funding for development and manufacture

The Department of Health is to invest up to £10 million in two competition streams in line with the priorities identified by the UK Vaccine Network. Vaccines are among the most cost-effective medical countermeasure for confronting epidemics or pandemics. Their effectiveness in preventing disease outbreaks has been far-reaching, and their availability could significantly reduce...
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Call for presentations: KTN workshop on Advanced Sensing for Biosciences, 16 March, London

Much of the recent revolution in Bioscience and Clinical research has come through our ability to study the behaviour of biological systems at the molecular, cellular and physiological scales. Applying these insights to major challenges and market opportunities depend on further advances to ensure that studies continue to increase their sensitivity, selectivity and ease of use. KTN is...
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Dstl showcases its work in the emerging technology area of synthetic biology

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ( Dstl ) is committing up to £18 million over the next 4 years exploring the potential impact of synthetic biology on the UK’s defence and security capabilities. The government has identified synthetic biology as a key high-growth emerging technology. Synthetic biology has been described as the design and engineering of biologically based...
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ABU DHABI WILL DEBUT WORLD'S FIRST FACILITY TO PRODUCE FOOD AND BIOFUELS

The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), Boeing and Honeywell UOP, claims that they will soon launch the world's first bioenergy research facility using desert land and seawater, to produce both food and aviation fuels in Abu Dhabi. The facility will be launched in March and is located at Masdar City in Abu Dhabi. The pilot plant will include saltwater aquaculture ponds...
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Fuller Challenge: Up to $100K for support the ongoing development and implementation of outstanding design solutions

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students — to submit their  innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.   A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and  implementation...
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