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 Chemistry 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
Hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate 2016
If you are looking to secure funding, meet new partners or go global then you should be at Innovate 2016 - the UK’s leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event dedicated to businesses like yours.
You are invited to take part in the global showcase of UK innovation, hear from global thought-leaders and create real business opportunities at Innovate 2016.
Hosted by Department of International Trade and Innovate UK, Innovate 2016 is a two-day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. The event includes; an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations, Inspirational keynotes, discussions with international buyers and investors, fantastic networking opportunities, in-depth seminars on key market trends and a business Support Zone. The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is supporting this event.
Hear from industry-leaders on topics such as:
- Retaining the edge with disruptive business models
- Manufacturing: Tackling the productivity gap
- Next-generation medicine: The UK as a world leader
- Emerging technologies revolutionising innovation
Innovate 2016 will feature a series of "how to" seminars aimed at maximising opportunities for UK businesses:
- How to Navigate R&D Tax and Investment Schemes
- How to Get Connected
- How to Go International
- How to be Pitch-tastic
- How to Market Yourself
- How to Think Future
- How to Get Funding
- How to Handle IP
- How to Navigate Regulation
- How to Scale Your Business
- How to Structure Your Business
Hear from top-level inspirational speakers from organisations including: Siemens, Versarien, Amazon, University of Manchester, Hyperloop One, High Value Manufacturing Catapult and of course Innovate UK CEO Dr Ruth McKernan CBE and Catherine Raines, CEO from the Department for International Trade.
Discover the breadth of funding and support for your business and meet with the organisations that exist to help your business thrive. Innovate 2016's Support Zone will feature among others the UK Business Angels Association, British Business Bank, HMRC and Growth Hubs.
Find out more and register at https://www.events.ukti.gov.uk/innovate-uk-2016