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
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 the chemicals sector under Innovate UK’s Grant Funding Programme.
- which Innovate UK competitions may be relevant to the chemicals sector
- the benefits of grant funding and how it can help grow your business
- how the KTN can help you make the most of these funding opportunities
The webinar featured a presentation by David Randall, R&D Manager, Chemoxy International Ltd on a grant winner's perspective.
Key sources of funding
The Chemistry and IB Team have also created a handy one-page summary of the key sources of grant funding available for business-led innovation for the chemical-using industries. It includes funding available through the EU, as well the UK on a national and regional basis.
Note, grant funding competitions come and go each month and each competition will have different selection/ funding criteria. As such, the grant funding system is complex to navigate. Please contact KTN for free support & advice on which funding competition is most appropriate for you and who might be suitable innovation partners.
KTN can also provide advice around alternative financing and funding options (e.g. private or corporate investment).
If you would like further advice from the KTN team, please feel free to contact a member of our team.