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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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FoodWasteNet Business Interaction Vouchers

FoodWasteNet has launched a Business Interaction Voucher scheme, with up  to 4 Business Interaction Vouchers (worth £5000) available in this first call. The closing date for applications is 3 November 2014.   Business Interaction Vouchers (BIV) support short collaborative projects between academic and industrial partners within the network. The collaboration can be any...
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Industry-focused event: Fighting infectious diseases in livestock, 23 Nov, Edinburgh

Fighting infectious diseases in livestock Thursday 13th of November 2014 at The Roslin Institute Building, Edinburgh The Roslin Institute, a world leading research centre in animal health, is holding an industry-focused event to showcase innovation and research in the fight against infectious diseases in livestock. Fighting infectious diseases in livestock is important for...
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Do you have a great idea for an APP for arable farming, horticulture, or livestock farming?

The SmartAgriFood Accelerator has launched a €4M funding call aimed at “web entrepreneurs and SMEs with new or innovative ideas for applications and services to address the lack of smart ICT tools suited for farm and wider agricultural use.” The sectors of interest are: Arable Farming - large-scale, annual crop production in the open air Horticulture - flowers, fruits and...
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Invitation to join a UK-to-New Zealand Big Data mission

The British High Commission in New Zealand is pleased to announce that it will host a UK-to-NZ mission on Big Data to visit Wellington and/or Auckland, New Zealand around 12 to 20 February 2015. The UK Big Data mission will support commercially-orientated collaborative research in New Zealand’s emerging big data, complex systems, and applications research sector. The...
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Pitch your innovative idea to Food & FMCG giants such as Unilever, Tesco and Mars

A group of senior leaders from major Food and FMCG firms wants to hear from innovative companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups and university spin-offs with new ideas that can meet their innovation needs. Members of the Open Innovation (OI) Forum, including Mars, Unilever, General Mills, Tate & Lyle, Tesco and Crown Packaging will evaluate propositions at the  3rd Food & FMCG...
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Celtic Renewables wins top motor industry sustainability award.

Celtic Renewables has been recognised by the motor industry, winning a top honour at the  Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP)’s  annual Low Carbon Champions awards. The company won the  Low CVP’s  award for Low Carbon Innovation by an SME at a gala dinner in Milton Keynes where the Master of Ceremonies was actor Robert Llewellyn – a green vehicle enthusiast, best...
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Scottish Biofuel Programme Events Sept/Oct 14

22 Sept 2014 Bright Green Business Network Webinar: Biofuel Solutions for SME’s Monday 22nd Sept 15:00-16:00 A biofuel is defined as any fuel whose energy is obtained through a process of biological carbon fixation. Biofuel is a natural alternative from other fossil fuels and is attained from living or biological material that has recently deceased. Biofuel is a...
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Clean & Cool mission to San Francisco: apply by 29th Sept to win sponsorship

The Long Run Venture , partnered by Innovate UK , are looking to take up to twenty of the UK’s most  exciting, innovative and promising early stage cleantech companies to immerse them in the world’s no.1 market to rapidly build their ambition, networks and commercial opportunities. Clean and Cool are heading to San Francisco in January 2015 with the...
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The International Conference On Vertical Farming And Urban Agriculture-A review.

The International Conference on Vertical Farming And Urban Agriculture, organised and hosted by the University of Nottingham, took place from 9th - 10th September 2014. The conference aimed to bring together scientists, engineers, industrialists and policymakers to discuss current ideas, technologies, commercial applications and research opportunities in Vertical Farming and Urban...
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Find out more about funding for agri-food supply chains at one of our regional events

KTP Agrifood Supply Chain & Improving Food Supply Chain Efficiency Events Innovate UK*, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network, is hosting a series of events on the following competitions: Agrifood Supply Chain – targeted competition for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships  (open: 19 June 2014; Closes: 11 February 2015) Improving...
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Last minute booking offer - 50% discount for SMEs at EFIB 2014

EFIB 2014: The European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Biobased Economy 30th September 2014 - 2nd October 2014, Reims, France EFIB is the premier market place for the European Biobased economy. Over 800 professionals, working within the dynamic and sustainable biobased industries sector, will be in attendance. Year on year EFIB has grown to become...
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Catch up on the latest Animal Sector news, events and funding

Animal Sector Newsletter -  September 2014   Welcome back to our monthly update on the latest news, events and funding of relevance to the animal sector. In this edition we are particularly keen to highlight the opportunities presented by Round 3 of the £70M Agri-Tech Catalyst , the £2.3M Agri-Food Supply Chain KTP  competition,...
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50 Movers and Shakers - Women Leading in BioBusiness, 23 Oct, Cambridge

Save the Date: BioBeat14: 50 Movers and Shakers Thursday 23 October 2014 (5.30 – 8.30 pm),  McGrath Centre, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge Are you ready to stretch the growth of your new bio venture?  Looking for fresh inspirations for leadership?  Come and meet the experienced women leaders and rising stars who are challenging the status quo and...
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BBSRC Innovator of the Year - 2015 nominations now open

Have you worked with a BBSRC-funded researcher who has stepped outside the lab to realise the potential of their research?  BBSRC's Innovator of the Year (2015) competition is now open, with a nomination deadline of 27 October 2014.  This competition recognises and rewards individuals and small teams who have harnessed the potential of their excellent research. The...
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Recovering valuable materials from waste

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences  Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £4.5m in collaborative R&D projects that seek to increase the recovery of valuable materials from waste streams. The aim of this competition is to improve processes to increase the value of resources recovered from continuously produced waste. Energy from waste is excluded, as...
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Is biotech success limited by our leadership? Participate in a global gender diversity study.

The organisers of the "Gender Diversity in Biotech Leadership" survey are seeking input from leaders in biotech, pharma or venture capital. This survey, as part of a major research project focused on gender diversity in biotech leadership, applies a balanced, objective and data-driven methodology. The survey builds upon findings from 75+ interviews with leading bioscience...
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University of Glasgow College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences Industry Day 27th October 2014

The University of Glasgow's   College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences is holding an Industry Day on Monday 27th October 2014.  The industry-focused Programme combining workshops and one-to-one partnering has been designed to facilitate interactive discussion and catalyse engagement between their biomedical and life sciences research community and the Life...
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First transnational call for research projects within ERA-MarineBiotech

Marine Biotech are pleased to announce the first transnational joint call for research projects within the framework of the Marine Biotechnology ERA-NET (ERA-MarineBiotech), which aims to coordinate European funding for marine biotechnology research, development and innovation. The main purpose of the call is to stimulate joint European research and development activities...
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CASE PhD Studentships - 1 more week to apply!

Deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 19th September 2014. The KTN has secured ten CASE studentships to start in the 2015/16 academic year, which will be allocated out to projects in our key agri-food and industrial bioscience sectors ( Animal Bioscience, Food, Industrial Bioscience, or Plants & Crops Sectors ).  CASE...
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Job opportunity: Director of N8 Research Partnership

The N8 Research Partnership , a collaboration of the eight universities in the North of England (Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York) is seeking to appoint a new Director. They are looking for an exceptional individual who can provide outstanding leadership in developing opportunities for collaborative research across the arts and...
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Find out more about opportunities for funding under Horizon 2020

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in Partnership with SusChem UK is hosting two events to highlight  the opportunities available from the  European Commission's  Horizon 2020 funding programme:   European Funding for Innovation in Sustainable Use and Supply of Resources Date: 8th October 2014, Venue: Freemasons' Hall, Manchester This event will...
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Central RNA database launched

RNAcentral , the first unified resource for all types of non-coding RNA data, has been launched today by the RNAcentral Consortium. It aggregates information from a federation of expert databases, and provides tools for easy browsing. The initial release of RNAcentral contains approximately 8 million sequences. Since the 1950s, scientists have thought of RNA as an intermediate...
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Food crime at unprecedented levels according to new report - could sensor technologies play a role in detection?

A new report comissioned by the UK Environment Agency and Health Department has drawn evidence from international police bodies and Europol to recommend the creation of a "food crime unit". The report shows the vunerability of the UK food supply chain to illegal and fraudulent food trading. Can sensor technology be used to detect these activities? This was one of the questions...
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CRACK IT 2014

CRACK IT 2014   The National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research (NC3Rs) , an independent scientific organisation that supports the UK science base through the application of the 3Rs, is launching a new CRACK IT funding competition designed to:    Fund collaborations between industry, academics and...
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Springboard your business with an IBLF Award

APPLY NO W to a new competition to help springboard your business  It’s easy to apply - get your mobile phone, iPad or tablet out now and tell us your 2-minute story! http://www.IBLF-Awards.co.uk   ...
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