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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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BBSRC funds 11 new research projects to improve animal health and welfare

Eleven new research projects to improve animal health and welfare have been funded as part of the 2nd joint funding call for the Animal Health and Welfare ERA-Net (ANIHWA) programme. Of these research projects, six were funded by BBSRC. ANIHWA is a European programme consisting of partner organisations from 19 different European countries, including Israel. The programme aims to...
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Could Eurostars funding help your SME gain a competitive advantage?

Eurostars is a programme that supports  research-p erforming small and medium enterprises , which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialized. The next cut-off deadline for Eurostars in 2015 is 17...
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£5M boost to superbug researchers

Nearly £5M has been awarded to two flagship research projects into antimicrobial resistance (AMR), in one of the largest UK public grant investments in this area, according to the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). The grants will go to leading lights at the University of Warwick (£3.19M) and the University of Cambridge...
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Medicines Discovery – mapping the UK innovation landscape

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

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...

Workshop on Understanding Patents and Patent Usage in Industry, 12th November in Cardiff Castle

This practical workshop, jointly organised by design engineers and informatics experts from...