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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US-UK microbiome workshop, 15-16 March 2016, University California, San Diego

The UK Science & Innovation team at the British Consulate-General Los Angeles would like to connect with UK industry and centres of excellence in the microbiome. They will be holding a US-UK microbiome workshop at  Rob Knight’s lab * in the University California, San Diego (UCSD) on 15-16 March 2016. The agenda and discussion will revolve around data...
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Registration now open for synbio scale-up and automation & robotics workshops, 24-25 Feb, Manchester

Registration is now open for two KTN, Innovate UK and Dstl organised workshops, being held at the Manchester Institue of Biotechnology on consecutive days.  Synthetic biology for more effective scale-up  - 24 Feb 2016, Manchester Automation and robotics for synthetic biology - 25 Feb 2016, Manchester You are welcome...
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Job opportunity: Consultant at NNFCC

Job opportunity   Consultant at NNFCC As a key member of NNFCC reporting to a member of the management team the successful candidate would undertake technology, policy and market research and analysis and assist in the preparation of client reports. The role is ideally suited to candidates with a strong science or technology background looking to apply their knowledge in the...
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Exploring Innovation in Additive Manufacturing and Rapid Prototyping in Marine and Maritime Industries

When: 10 December 2015 Where: Plymouth Marine Laboratory Cost: Free Registration This event is aimed at those working in the Marine and Maritime industries and interested in seeing where Additive Manufacturing also referred to as 3D printing might apply in this sector. This event provides delegates with an overview of the opportunities this technology can offer and a...
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BBSRC seeks views on imaging for the biosciences - survey deadline 18 Dec

In response to recent developments in the UK bioimaging research landscape, BBSRC is conducting a review of bioimaging. Imaging is increasingly important for driving bioscience research discoveries. Over the last few years, there have been significant changes to bioimaging research, including a number of large-scale investments in imaging technologies and the emergence of scientific...
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Innovation in Greenhouses and Polytunnels - Cross-sectoral opportunities 11th November 2015 London

Crops grown in greenhouses and under polytunnels are called protected edibles and represent a relatively small area of UK land use (2000ha). However, the value of these crops is considerably higher than arable crops and field vegetables, with the value of the crop per hectre being up to 50 times higher. As these high value crops (blueberries, tomatoes, cucumbers etc) become more...
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Helping regions compete globally through smart specialisation

If they are to attract talent, jobs, and investment, regions need to define and communicate their competitive advantages. The newly announced Smart Specialisation Hub will help them do that by strengthening the evidence of what they do really well and then helping them use that to succeed in highly competitive global markets. The Smart Specialisation Hub will be delivered by the...
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Help develop a multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations

The European Commission is inviting stakeholders to contribute with their expertise to the development of ESCO, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations. ESCO will: enhance the functioning of the labour market, bridge the communication gap between the world of work and education/training, improve cooperation...
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Launch of a roadmap for non-animal technologies

BBSRC in partnership with five other organisations – NC3Rs, Innovate UK, EPSRC, MRC, and Dstl – has published a roadmap on developing and applying non-animal technologies (NATs) to improve the methods and tools available for the safety and efficacy testing of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, chemicals, agrichemicals and consumer products. The roadmap sets out a vision for the UK as...
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Funding available to develop your waste valorisation business

Want to add value to food and drink side streams and need to a loan to develop your business? Apply now to The Scottish Recycling Fund. Eligible waste materials include: Plastics Tyres Textiles Glass Industrial food & drink processing waste Waste electrical and electronic equipment Plasterboard Funding is available in the form of...
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Funding to catalyse a revolution in how we prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer

Grand Challenge awards are the most ambitious cancer research grants in the world. They’re intended to catalyse a revolution in how we prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer by bringing together the brightest minds around the globe, providing the freedom to undertake innovative, game-changing research. Cancer Research UK are looking for applications from...
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European Commission invites scientists to join its non-food Scientific Committees - deadline 2 Nov

The European Commission has issued an invitation for scientists to join its non-food Scientific Committees. The Scientific Committees  provide the Commission with high quality and independent risk assessment and scientific advice in the areas of public health, consumer safety and environmental risks. Each Committee consists of a maximum of 19 members. The deadline for...
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UK and China team up to support research on antimicrobial resistance

The Medical Research Council (MRC), the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) are joining forces with the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) to establish a joint fund of £9M to support research on antimicrobial resistance, the Minister of Life Sciences George Freeman announced today. The...
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Former Greenpeace President Canada Endorses use of Biotechnology

Patrick Moore, former president Greenpace Canada, says "biotechnology is one of the reasons farmers in West Canada can feed more than a hundred people from a single farm" The former president of Greenpeace Canada says it's one of the reasons he supports biotechnology, along with the use of pesticides and machinery in producing crops. Global News Online (Toronto), 8 October 2015. 
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Visit the KTN Food Team at Food Matters Live

The KTN food team will be present at the Food Matters Live  (17-19 Nov, London) ; which is the UK's first cross-sector event bringing together professionals from across the food and drink industry, nutrition and health to address one of the most important challenges of our time: the relationship between food, health, nutrition and their connections with the environment, population...
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Have you used the Gateway to Research portal to search for information on the latest innovative research in the UK?

The Gateway to Research (GtR) portal ( http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk ) has been developed by the UK Research Councils and Innovate UK to enable users to search and analyse information about publicly funded research and innovation. The portal will be of particular interest to innovative Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), enabling easy access to information about current research and...
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Growing of GM crops to be banned in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan has announced that he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Northern Ireland.  The EU permits Member States to opt out of growing approved GM crops within their territories. Mark H Durkan said: “I remain unconvinced of the advantages of GM crops, and I consider it prudent to prohibit their...
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Genome sequence of worm that can regrow body parts gives stem cell insights

The flatworm  Macrostomum lignano  can regenerate almost its whole body following an injury, and researchers have long been trying to understand how it’s able to pull off this trick.  In work published recently in PNAS, a team of researchers has for the first time characterized the flatworm’s genome, paving the way for a host of new studies of the worm and its...
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Funding for Mexico-UK Industrial R&D Collaborations

Would you like to find out more about funding for collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth? The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), on behalf of Innovate UK and CONACyT-Mexico, is organising a partnering webinar, a visit to Mexico, and providing an online partnering tool to help UK and...
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Motor proteins filmed moving along their molecular track

The first images of motor proteins in action have been published in the journal Nature Communications. You can view a video of these proteins at  http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/fundamental-bioscience/2015/150914-pr-motor-proteins-caught-in-the-act These proteins are vital to complex life, forming the transport infrastructure that allows different parts of cells to specialise...
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Take part in the BBSRC survey on arthropod vector biology and vector borne disease

As part of BBSRC’s long-term strategic planning, they are seeking input from active researchers, industrialists and policy makers on UK arthropod vector biology and vector borne disease (VBD) research, training, infrastructure and translational activities focussing on animal, plant and human pathogens. The aims of the survey are to: gain a greater understanding of the UK...
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Help inspire the scientists of the future at life sciences school workshops in Dundee and Angus

Local secondary schools in Dundee and Angus will be engaging in a day of exciting life science themed workshops and they are seeking support from the life science industries to help make a success of these events, They would be delighted to welcome along your scientists and any keen representatives who wish to promote the Life Sciences sector and the development of our young people and...
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Two new funding competitions for Agriculture and Food - Invitation to Consortia Building Events

The Food and Agriculture Teams of the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are hosting free consortia building workshops to promote two Innovate UK collaborative R&D funding calls. Optimising Food Composition - 15 Sep 2015 in Birmingham and 17 Sep 2015 in Manchester Satellites for Food - 7 Oct 2015 in London The aim of these workshops is to enable potential...
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Antimicrobial Resistance Funding Call

A cross-council competition, led by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), has recently been launched, with a funding programme of £6.5M under the AMR Cross-Council Initiative. This call is co-funded by NERC, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Medical Research Council (MRC), and has potential co-funding from the Arts and Humanities...
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Why competing in the skills Olympics could boost UK growth

We have to do more to support young people and raise awareness of the skills gap and any successes - an article on BBC News highlights. 1,200 young people from around the globe gathered to compete for medals in the World Skills competition. Categories ranged from landscape gardening, plumbing, electronics, carpentry, graphic design, robotics, baking and beauty therapy. Companies...
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