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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MVLS Industry Day 2024

Delivering Sustainable Economic Growth from our Life Science Innovation The industry-focused Programme combining workshops and one-to-one partnering has been designed to facilitate interactive discussion and catalyse engagement between our biomedical and life sciences research community and the Life Sciences Industry sector. We hope you are able to join us on Monday 27th...
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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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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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Salmon with chips

State-of-the art genetic techniques are putting a Scottish salmon breeder ahead of competitors around the world in the race to identify healthier, disease-resistant salmon for breeding. As the result of a project backed by the Technology Strategy Board, Stirling-based Landcatch Natural Selection has developed a genomic ‘chip' for salmon.   Landcatch Natural Selection has...
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Wales Festival of Innovation - invitation to take part in some extraordinary events

The Wales Festival of Innovation starts next week, with some extrodinary events demonstrating innovation run by some extraordinary organisations taking place over a two week period and below we've highlighted just a few of these; Blue Innovation Futures (3 June) -  The Costain board with the support of the Welsh Government is hosting a fantastic opportunity for innovators,...
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EIP "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability": New call for Focus Groups' experts launched

The European Innovation Partnership "Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability" (EIP-AGRI) aims to provide a working interface for innovation actors, including farmers, advisors, agri-business, civil society, and researchers, working at EU, national and regional level.   The partnership aims to act as a catalyst for innovation-related actions to foster enhanced productivity...
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Who would not want to work with spiders?

It is worth considering all the options when looking for innovative solutions. Fritz Vollrath's pioneering studies of spider's silk promise to deliver huge medical benefits in everything from knee replacements to heart transplants   http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/12/fritz-vollrath-spiders-tim-adams
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SPARK Award Reminder - 2 days left to apply!

Do you have a bright idea for a new collaborative project?   There are just two days left to apply for one of our 12 new SPARK Awards!   The Biosciences KTN announced a new call for up to 12 SPARK Awards as a means to encourage new collaborations between the research community and industry. The deadline for applications is Midnight Friday 14th June 2013 How...
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White House publishes National Bioeconomy Blueprint

"Manufacturing jobs for billions and billions of microbes" is a neat summary phrase in a Forbes article on the National Bioeconomy Blueprint , published today by the Obama Administration. The opening paragraph of the Executive Summary says: "Economic activity that is fueled by research and innovation in the biological sciences, the “bioeconomy, is a...
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2012 BBSRC Innovator of the Year shortlist

Just in case you missed it on the BBSRC website earlier in the week, BBSRC has now announced the nine shortlisted finalists for their 2012 Innovator of the Year Competition. The finalists are in three categories: Commercial, Social and Most Promising Innovators. It is interesting to me that Beneforte Broccoli is within the Social Innovator category, even though it is now...
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Crowdsourcing molecular design delivers 18-fold increase in enzyme activity

A fascinating @NatureNews article from last week describes how crowd sourcing online users of a protein folding game called Foldit allowed the development of a novel design of an enzyme with an 18-fold increase in activity. The Nature Biotechnology paper is here . The article reports "In one puzzle, the researchers asked users to remodel one of four...
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e-Infrastructure investment by BIS good news for genomics

The Department for Business Innovation and Skills has just announced an investment of £158 million in e-infrastructure. Most of this directed at science and innovation. The bits relevant to the biosciences are: £43 million for ARCHER a new national supercomputer £24 million for high capacity data storage across the Research Councils,...
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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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CEUKF and Farming Futures Event on 21-22 November: Working together to sustain the UK's domestic food supply chain

Working together to sustain the UK's domestic food supply chain 21 - 22 November 2011 Chesford Grange, Chesford Bridge, Kenilworth, Warwick, CV8 2LD The Centre of Excellence for UK Farming (CEUKF) and Farming Futures are organising a not-for-profit event for the benefit of the community, working together to secure a sustainable supply of UK-produced food. You can look...
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New government funding will stimulate growth-creating innovations - Technology-Inspired collaborative R&D announced!

Businesses from across the country are being invited to compete for a share of nearly £18 million of new government funding to develop technological innovations that may create growth for the UK. The Technology Strategy Board ( www.innovateuk.org ), together with Scottish Enterprise ( www.scottish-enterprise.com ), will seek proposals for business-focussed research and...
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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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Another Industrial Bio IPO - Elevance in the US

Interesting article in Biofuels Digest - Their 10-minute version on the proposed $100m IPO of Illinois based Elevance Renewable Sciences that gives (for me at least) a really good overview. According to the article "Their proprietary catalyst and process technology enables them to produce both unique specialty chemicals from biomass-based oils, including soybean, palm and...
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Funding call - Synthetic biology for new diagnostics, sensors and lightweight materials

A call for research applications was published today from a new Joint Synthetic Biology Initiative. Up to £2.4M is being made available from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the Medical Research Council (MRC). The aim of...
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No lab capacity - no problem. Crowd source your science?

This New Scientist Short Sharp Science article highlights a few interesting websites and services. They are not all about crowd sourcing (at least in the way that I understand crowd sourcing ). The sequencing of the E. coli strain from recent German food-borne infections was maybe a good example of crowd sourcing of bioscience. The most interesting link from the New...
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"Faire words butter noe parsnips"

But a KTP, it seems, can help breed better ones. Can your business benefit from a Knowledge Transfer Partnership? A good case study of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) appeared on the BBSRC website last week. The KTP involved Elsoms Seeds as the industrial partner and the Warwick Crop Centre as the academic partner; and focused on the use of molecular genetics to speed up...
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Synthetic Biology - Creating a new industry in the UK

Industrial participants are sought for a workshop on Synthetic Biology organised by the Technology Strategy Board, EPSRC and BBSRC on 14th September 2011. The workshop is part of the  Emerging Technologies and Industries programme - a national level programme led by the Technology Strategy Board. The aim of the programme is to help create 1-2 industries of around...
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Well worth a read - a short history of crop protection

Did you know that "If farmers were to return to using labour instead of crop protection products to pull weeds, U.S. agriculture would need approximately 72 million additional farm labourers to maintain current yields"? Nor did I. I confess I added a u to the words labor and laborer in the original quote as they just irritate me without. The America-centric angle in this...
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Plants as Providers of Fine Chemicals Conference - registration deadline extented till 15 August!

This conference is organised by the School of Chemistry of the University of Bangor and is taking place on the 1 st September 2011. The aim of this conference is to highlight recent advances in plant chemistry, in particular the application of plant extracts or purified compounds as plant protection agents, cosmetic ingredients, packaging aids or for other industrial applications. ...
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Vacancy for a Knowledge Transfer Manager - Industrial Biotechnology (up to £35K)

Biosciences KTN are please to announce that we have a vacancy for a Knowledge Transfer Manager to work in Scotland. We are focussed on promoting and supporting the conversion of bioscience knowledge into innovative agricultural, food and industrial bioscience products and processes. As part of our activity we are responsible for running projects funded by the Scottish Government (SEEKIT) and...
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Potential of Agricultural Technologies Survey

Calling experts on wheat, maize and rice. An on-line survey of experts with knowledge of agricultural technology, agricultural ecology, crop management practices, crop breeding and agricultural economics of these crops is being undertaken by IFPRI (The International Food Policy Research Institute). The survey is part of a project entitled "How to achieve food...
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Industrial biotech centre offers funding for innovative projects

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

New call for Biosciences SPARK Awards open

We have very recently launched a new call for 11 SPARK Awards. These small grants are of a ...

Synthetic Biology - Creating a new industry in the UK

Industrial participants are sought for a workshop on Synthetic Biology organised by the...