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 Digital Creative 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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Technology Strategy Board 2011-15 strategy promises more help for SMEs

The Technology Strategy Board has recently published its strategy document for 2011-2015, entitled 'Concept to Commercialisation.'  Of particular relevance to the creative industries are:

  • A key commitment to high-potential SMEs 

The TSB will offer a co-ordinated package for support and investment for SMEs, helping early stage businesses to accelerate their ideas more rapidly to market and for more mature businesses with potential, to deliver strong growth. 

  • Technology and Innovation Centres

From 2011, the TSB will establish and oversee a new network of world-leading Technology and Innovation Centres in specific fields and look at how clusters of expertise can create momentum for innovation.  CIKTN has been heavily involved in the responding to the plans and 'Digital Media/ Creative Industries' has been identified as a possible focus area.

  • European funding

An important role of the TSB is to help business to take advantage of funding opportunities such as the R&D funding available from Framework Programme 7.  CIKTN is currently establishing relationships with key European partners and highlighting relevant EU funding calls via our funding page and in our newsletter. 

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