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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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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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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Early Career Researchers Event 2015: Researcher's prize

In October 2015 the KTN hosted an “Early Career Researchers Event in Food” conference, The event is aimed at MSc/PhD students and early post-docs and aims to introduce them to the breadth of career opportunities available to them in the food industry and to provide industrial participants with an opportunity to meet the up and coming generation of scientists. The researchers are given 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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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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Event: Early Career Researchers in Food

Are you an early career scientist (MSc or PhD student or in 1st post-doc) carrying out research in areas of interest to the food industry? If so you will want to come to this one-day event to highlight your work to others in the broad area of UK food science and key figures in the UK food industry. The day will provide opportunities to network and find out more about the varied careers...
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Pitch your ideas to major food companies

Major food and FMCG companies such as Mars, Unilever, General Mills, Tesco, Moy Park and Crown Packaging are seeking innovative solutions to business challenges. Click here for a prioritised list of the 50 innovation areas identified by OI Forum members. Solutions are welcome from all sectors of the innovation community – from innovative companies, entrepreneurs, start-ups and university...
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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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Find out how design & improved business models can contribute to the Great Recovery in Scotland

The RSA’s Great Recovery comes to Scotland!  Come and join one of their February workshops in Edinburgh & Glasgow. Galloping resource prices, absolute and geopolitical material scarcities, environmental damage and waste economics mean that our ‘take-make-use-dispose’ models of doing business are no longer sustainable. The Great Recovery project is encouraging designers,...
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Find out how design & improved business models can contribute to the Great Recovery in Scotland

THESE WORKSHOPS HAVE NOW BEEN CANCELLED.   The RSA’s Great Recovery comes to Scotland!  Come and join one of their pre-Christmas workshops in Edinburgh & Glasgow. Galloping resource prices, absolute and geopolitical material scarcities, environmental damage and waste economics mean that our ‘take-make-use-dispose’ models of doing business are no longer...
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Make new connections in food, energy, water and environment at the first Nexus conference, 27 Nov 2014, London

The first  Nexus Network  conference: ‘ What works at the nexus? New connections in food, energy, water and environment ‘ will be held in London on Thursday 27 November from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm. Funded by the ESRC, the Nexus Network brings together researchers, policy makers, business leaders and civil society to develop collaborative projects and improve decision making...
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Smart Packaging Workshop, 27 November, York

The Knowledge Transfer Network will be running a workshop on  Smart Packaging  on the  27th November 2014  at the  Royal York Hotel in York . In the UK, the food and drink industry has a turnover of £ 92 billion and the pharmaceutical industry provides 29.3 billion into the economy. Vital to these key sectors are the ability to preserve, protect, inform,...
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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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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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£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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Free agro-food breakfast briefing event, 9 Sept, University of Bradford

Enterprise Europe Network in Yorkshire is hosting a free agro-food breakfast briefing event to help SMEs in the Food, Drink and Packaging industries which will be held on Tuesday 9th September at the Re:Centre at the University of Bradford. Industry’s need to reduce waste is nothing new and there is a whole host of initiatives to assist the food, drink and packaging industries to better...
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Industrial biotech centre offers funding for innovative projects

The Exemplar Programme, run by the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC), is opening for its second round of applications on Tuesday 1 July. The centre is seeking bids for industrially led projects that will show a commercial benefit within 12 months. The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre hosted at the University of Strathclyde is offering funding of up to...
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Invitation to enter the IChemE Awards for chemical engineering innovation and excellence

The deadline for entering the IChemE Global Awards 2014 has been extended until Friday 11 July and  IChemE would love to see members of the KTN represented in this year’s shortlists. The Awards are free to enter and open to both IChemE members and non-members. Download your entry form here .                     ...
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Learn about the latest developments in government funding for the food and drink industry, 8th July, Sheffield Hallam University

Funding growth and innovation in the food and drink industry Tuesday 8 July 2014, 8.30–11am Hallam View, City Campus, Sheffield Hallam University The Technology Strategy Board (TSB) has recently announced the availability of £2.3 million to establish Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) to improve the competitiveness, resilience and responsiveness of the agri-food supply...
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Total Food 2014, 11th-13th November, Norwich

Total Food 2014 is the fourth in a series of international conferences which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimise waste. Under the auspices of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Food Group), this three day event will provide an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between...
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Agri-food training courses in March 2014

The Advanced Training Partnership for Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is offering several training courses in March 2014: Agriculture and Society  - looks at the ever-changing dynamics between producers and consumers - 6 th & 7 th March at Bangor University http://www.atp-pasture.org.uk/en/calendar/agriculture-and-society-workshop ...
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Event: Unlocking Innovation in the UK Food and Drink Manufacturing Industry

This Food and Drink Federation (FDF) Event will bring together food and drink manufacturers, funders and researchers to explore collaborative opportunities to take forward the 10 priority areas for research identified by FDF and Biosciences KTN .  There will be presentations from Chief Scientific Advisor to HM Government Sir Mark Walport and Cargill Plc Board Director and...
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Funding: Aquatic microbiology

NERC is inviting outline bids for a new four year research programme on Environmental Microbiology and Human Health. There are two topics for this call: aquatic microbiology bioaerosols The aquatic microbiology topic has a budget of £1.8 million available for two grants, each of up to £900k at 80% FEC for three years. There may also be additional £250k available...
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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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IFST's 50th Jubilee Conference 2014 poster showcase and competition

Next year Institute of Food Science and Technology (IFST) will be celebrating its 50th Jubilee. A year of events to mark this milestone in the Institute’s history starts with our Jubilee Conference on 14-15 May 2014 .  Over the two days IFST will look back at how the food sector has evolved over the last 50 years but, more importantly, look forward to the developments that will shape...
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Industrial biotech centre offers funding for innovative projects

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

£70m Agri-Tech Catalyst Funding

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

The Food Innovation Network (FIN) update

The KTN Food Team is pleased to provide an update on the Food Innovation Network from our...