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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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REMINDER: CASE PhD Studentship call closes on 21st August

REMINDER: Our call for up to ten BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will close on 21st August 2015.   These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC’s Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors . Please refer to...
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Just over 1 week left to apply for one of our BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships

REMINDER: Our call for up to ten BBSRC Industrial CASE Partnership PhD Studentships for academic year 2016/17 will close on 21st August 2015.   These studentships will be awarded by KTN through a competitive process to projects of relevance to the BBSRC’s Strategic Priorities relating to the Animal, Food, Industrial Bioscience or Plant & Crops Sectors . Please refer to...
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How a single molecule turns one immune cell into another

All it takes is one molecule to reprogram an antibody-producing B cell into a scavenging macrophage. This transformation is possible, new evidence shows, because the molecule (C/EBPa, a transcription factor) "short-circuits" the cells so that they re-express genes reserved for embryonic development. The findings appear July 30 inStem Cell Reports, the journal of the International Society for...
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Are you making the most of Genomics to breed a better herd? AgriSearch and AHDB Dairy webinar, 19 sep at 7pm

Marco Winters, Head of Genetics at AHDB Dairy, will be presenting a webinar on Wednesday 19th August at 7pm on how UK Genomic Evaluations, available since 2012, are transforming the UK breeding industry. Find out more and register via  http://www.agrisearch.org/news/300-ahdb-dairy-webinar-are-you-making-the-most-of-genomics-to-breed-a-better-herd
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Pioneering genetic engineering spin-out company sold for $160M

A pioneering company using BBSRC-funded genetic engineering research to help control pests has been sold to a US-based biotechnology company for $160M. Oxitec uses genetic engineering to control insect pests that spread disease and damage crops, and was founded in 2002 as a spinout from Oxford University. BBSRC funding and support for Oxitec’s early research has been instrumental in...
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Lack of knowledge on animal disease leaves humans at risk

Researchers from the University of Sydney have painted the most detailed picture to date of major infectious diseases shared between wildlife and livestock, and found a huge gap in knowledge about diseases which could spread to humans. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the world-first study has found that just ten diseases account for...
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Find out more about the UK National Institutes of Bioscience partnership

Last month George Freeman, Minister for Life Sciences officially launched the National Institutes of Bioscience (NIB) partnership.  NIB is a strategic partnership that brings together eight of the UK’s leading research institutes: The Roslin Institute The Genome Analysis Centre The Pirbright Institute John Innes Centre ...
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High containment: inside the world of virus research

There is are a couple of interesting videos on the BBSRC website, highlighting The Pirbright Institute's maximum security, biosafety level 4 high-containment research facility. The laboratory was created to protect the UK’s multi-billion pound agricultural industry from dangerous and highly infectious animal viruses. You can watch the videos at ...
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Design4Life: How the new trends in health, food and biotech are changing our lives

The current world population of 7.2 billion is projected to increase by 1 billion over the next 12 years and reach 9.6 billion by 2050, with the size of the ageing demographic expected to swell from 8% presently to 20% of the total population. All of this is creating unprecedented challenges in the management of healthcare, food, water and natural resources. You are invited to join the...
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Round 4 of the £70m Agri-Tech Catalyst now open

Agricultural science and technology is one of the world's fastest-growing and most exciting...

Industrial biotech centre offers funding for innovative projects

The Exemplar Programme, run by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), is...

Medicines Discovery – mapping the UK innovation landscape

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has today launched a  Medicines Discovery UK...