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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'Hands off My Design!' EU Design Protection & €8,000 Design Competition awards

'Hands off my Design' is a vibrant e-learning resource about Intellectual Property Rights.  It's aimed at helping design students learn about the importance of IP in their future profession, but provides materials that serve as a useful introduction for anyone wanting to know the basics. The site, created by the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), combines traditional classroom exercises and all kinds of reference materials as well as more experimental interactive learning games and presentations.

The site has just launched a design competition asking for video and poster submissions used as guerrilla/viral marketing tools, aimed at illustrating the dangers and/or negative impact of counterfeits and illegal copies.  There are two categories for students and professionals.  First prize is €8,000 in both categories.  The deadline for registration is 15th October and proposals must be submitted before 1st November. 

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