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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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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Funding: £14M for Resilience of the UK Food System in a Global Context

The Global Food Security (GFS) Programme will soon be announcing a new 5-year interdisciplinary programme of research. The programme has been co-designed by BBSRC, ESRC, NERC, Defra and FSA, in partnership with wider stakeholders, and will address a major food security challenge: ‘Resilience of the UK food system in a global context’. Funding BBSRC, NERC & ESRC are contributing ...
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Videos of our sessions at Innovate UK 2014 are now available on KTN TV

Did you miss out on one of our exciting sessions at Innovate UK 2014? Nevermind, because our sessions were filmed by the KTN film crew, and are now available on KTN TV via YouTube. A session on "How Agri-food production can benefit from Sensor and Satellite Technologies" was one of many hosted by the KTN at Innovate UK 2014. Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK...
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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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£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding

The  £70m funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ was set up to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector.  See below for a new round of funding  that is now open  as part of this competition , and the output of  w orkshops that can help you find out more...
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Reminder: Knowledge Transfer Partnership Agri-food Competition

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership has secured funding of £2.3m (plus additional individual funding considerations available to your partnerships). This is a great opportunity for you to grow your business with fresh new talent evolved in state of the art research .  The Knowledge Transfer Partnership's Agri-food competition has a very wide scope, its objective is to...
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£70m Agri-Tech catalyst funding – Register for workshops to find out more

A new   £70m   funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ has been launched, to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector.  See below for a   new round of funding  that is now open  as part of this competition , and some  workshops   where you can...
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Engineering Solutions in Agri-Food competition – resources available

The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) is planning to launch a £13 million competition , which will fund collaborative R&D projects to develop engineering solutions to enhance agri-food production. This competition will draw on all facets of engineering science to advance the sustainable intensification of primary agriculture, and raise product quality and process efficiency in food...
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SAF-IP 'Engineering for Agrifood' Funding Competition - Consortia-Building Workshops

The Technology Strategy Board is planning to launch a multi-million competition , which will fund business-led, collaborative R&D projects in the general area of  ‘ engineering solutions for agrifood production systems, from primary production to the food processing and manufacturing environment ’.  This new competition should open sometime in the period August-October...
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£8m invested in 13 new Agri-food projects

Earlier in 2013, the Sustainable Agriculture and Food Innovation Platform held a competition for collaborative R&D projects in the area of “Measurement technologies for agri-food systems”.   Details of the 13 projects funded as part of this competition can be found here: ...
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Event "Use of Technology in Dairy Farming", 25 June, Liverpool

RASE are organising this event to enable attendees to look at new and innovative technologies being used in dairy farming to aid cow management and improve cow health and welfare.   The event will be held at Woodpark, a working dairy farm covering 200 acres at the University of Liverpool’s Leahurst campus. The closed dairy herd runs 185 milking cows plus calves....
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AHDB call for applications for Postgraduate Studentship projects

For full details, please visit the following page of the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) website - and the text below was also taken from this website: http://www.ahdb.org.uk/vacancies/PhDStudentships.aspx   Applications are now being sought from universities and research institutes for the AHDB studentship programme for projects starting in...
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Bioinformatics Workshop – July 9th

From data deluge to delivering better crops A one-day event especially targeted at the bio-based industries and researchers in the plant and food sciences sectors. The key objective is to understand the desired applications and existing barriers for managing, mining and utilising sequence data sets and in particular, from next-generation sequencing (NGS). An improved...
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The KEY for rice improvement has been forged

6.5 million of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) had been generated to finely resolve the domestication history of rice in Asia. These SNPs had been generated after resequencing 50 accessions and wild rice. The use of these high-quality dense markers would be valuable for breeding and for identifying agronomically important genes. If you would like to know more click here: ...
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Reminder: Presentation for "Understanding the Technology Inspired CR&D" workshops now available!

The Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network (BKTN) has organised a series of workshops to enable delegates to get a better understanding of the scope of the new Technology Strategy Board (TSB) collaborative R&D funding call for Technology-Inspired Innovation for the Biosciences technology area. The workshops were held as follow: University of Leeds, Leeds on 28th October...
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Can we feed 7 billion people?

Yes we can, seems to be the message from this optimistic article in the Huffington Post from Sir Gordon Conway . Sir Gordan argues that we will need to use "all the technologies we can lay our hands on" to achieve a "doubling of food production by 2050", but quite rightly stresses "there is no magic bullet". Sometimes GM is presented as...
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Results of the Sustainable Protein Production competition now available

The results of this competition are now available in the Sustainable Agri-Food Innovation Platform Group . You will have to be a member of the Group to see the article. Alternatively you can find the information of the Technology Strategy Board's own website.
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Bioinformatics Workshop – July 9th

From data deluge to delivering better crops A one-day event especially targeted at the...

£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding

The  £70m funding scheme called ‘ Agri-Tech Catalyst ’ was set up to help businesses and...

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...