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

News

Opportunities for the chemicals sector under Innovate UK’s grant funding programme

The recording and slides are now available from the recent Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) webinar to provide innovators from the chemicals sector with an update on opportunities for...

Want to turn your bright idea into a brilliant product?

Design Council Spark is offering support and funding to help you take your idea and turn it into a smart product and brand. Up to 15 participants will join a 16-week support programme...

Chemistry Growth Partnership outlines progress to date and growth for the future

The Chemistry Growth Partnership (CGP) is the Industry Council for the chemical and chemistry-using sectors and is co-chaired by a government minister from BEIS, currently Nick Hurd. One of...

Nuclear R&D competition - applicants briefing event, 17th November

As part of the Government’s commitment to supporting clean, secure and affordable energy, BEIS recently announced the first phase of their nuclear R&D programme with...

BioPilots UK alliance launched to support growth of UK bioeconomy

Five established R&D centres across the UK have announced a new alliance, BioPilotsUK. This alliance will seek to position Britain as a global leader in biorefining technology development...

Recruit the world's top trainees with free help from IAESTE

The IAESTE programme allows employers to benefit from the world’s top trainees from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors for short or long term projects. As an...

BDC secures funding for 120 projects to help Yorkshire businesses harness opportunities in the bioeconomy

The Biorenewables Development Centre, a University of York subsidiary, has secured European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding to help more companies grow through bio-based innovations. ...

Opportunities for the Chemicals Sector under Innovate UK’s Grant Funding Programme - Webinar on 14 November

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a 1.5 hour webinar on Monday 14th November to provide innovators from the chemicals sector with an update on  Opportunities for the...

£6.5M funding to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within existing businesses

Analysis for Innovators (A4I)  is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies...

£10K Business Interaction Vouchers from the Plants to Products (P2P) Network

The Plants to Products (P2P) Network has opened its 4th Business Interaction Voucher (BIV) call for up to 5 vouchers worth up to £10k. The call closes on 14th December at 16:00hrs. ...

Your opinion is needed: Building UK-China Innovation Future | UK Business Survey

China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are...

Find out how to develop an innovation strategy that is designed for growth

KTN in conjunction with Smallfry is planning to hold a Midlands located event (date to be confirmed) on i nnovation strategies and how these strategies can be designed for growth . ...

Register now for the Forensic Science Technology Showcase, 20 October, London

The Forensic Science Technology Showcase   provides a chance to see the latest UK research based developments in forensic science. The day is a fantastic opportunity to meet new partners,...

Book your place at Innovate 2016 today - 10% discount code

Innovate 2016 will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. If you have not yet purchased your ticket for this two day event showcasing the very best of innovation...

2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency & remaining competitive

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hosting a mini-conference on the theme of 2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy, on 27th Octo ber 2016 in...

PhD students and ECRs invited to submit an abstract for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium

The RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium is an opportunity for PhD students and researchers at the start of their career in industry to showcase their work to peers and leading...

Shell Springboard Awards - Supporting UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions

The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard Awards 2017, with...

Catch up on the latest news from the BIOOX project

The EU Funded BIOOX project intends to develop the tools for implementation of biooxidation to synthesize and oxidize alcohols. This month (September 2016), BIOOX will enter its...

4th Winter Process Chemistry Conference, 12-14 December 2016 in Glasgow

Registration and abstract submission for the 4th Winter Process Chemistry Conference , on 12-14 December 2016 in Glasgow is now open. The conference will include a special feature on...

£15M Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition - Register now for briefing events

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘ Emerging and Enabling...
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News from other communities

Ingenza celebrates EU H2020 SME Instrument success

By Amy Tayler

Ingenza is pleased to announce it has successfully applied for EU H2020 SME Instrument funding of €50,000 for Phase 1 of its innovative SYNBIOMAN project, allowing the company to forge ahead with the development of this novel synthetic biology-driven biomanufacturing platform. Successful completion of the Phase 1 study could open the door to additional funding for Phase 2, valued at €2.5 million.

SYNBIOMAN will build on Ingenza’s proprietary industrial synthetic and systems biology tools, helping small and medium-sized biotechnology enterprises to close the gap from lab to market by developing GMP biomanufacturing capabilities that target the production of therapeutic proteins. Frequently, these drug candidates are sourced from low yielding organisms, have highly complex structures, or are very toxic. As a result, they can be challenging to manufacture, preventing the development of new therapies for currently unmet clinical needs. Dr David McElroy, Chief Business Officer at Ingenza, said: “We are delighted to have secured EU H2020 SME Instrument support for this project. The Horizon 2020 programme receives thousands of funding applications each year, and fewer than five per cent of applicants are successful. It is a real achievement for our scientific research to be recognised in this way.”

For more information, visit www.ingenza.com or email sarah.scott@ingenza.com.

About Ingenza

Ingenza is a worldwide leaders in the application of industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology, providing efficient scalable bioprocesses to manufacture chemicals, biologics, pharmaceuticals and biofuels, from sustainable sources. Its scientific and commercial activities are led by a management team with over 25 years’ experience in applied bioscience and the development and commercialisation of bio-based products. In addition to engaging in strategic partnerships to tailor its bioprocess services for clients, the company also licenses its proprietary bioprocess technologies.