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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Co-Innovate at Brunel provides SMEs with free business innovation support

Co-Innovate at Brunel University, an EU-funded initiative, provides small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the London region with free business support for new product and process development. You might be a business that, for example, wants to:

  • Look at using new materials or a new process for manufacturing existing products,
  • Develop new products,
  • Reduce waste or make use of materials currently considered off-cuts,
  • Innovate through design but are not sure what direction to take.

Over its two years of operation, Co-Innovate will support 150 SMEs in the London region, introducing a dynamic range of activities to support new product and service development leading to business growth for the participating companies and economic and employment benefits for the region.

Upcoming events, which will bring together Brunel researchers and sector experts in business opportunity or challenge areas, include: 

  • Arthritis and Inclusive Design - May 2013
  • Made in Brunel - June 2013
  • Future Cities - July 2013
  • Biomimetics in Sports - September 2013
  • Food & Packaging Innovation - November 2013
  • UX and the Internet of things - January 2014
  • Energy and Behaviour - March 2014
  • Made in Brunel - June 2014
  • From products to services - July 2014
  • Fashion and Future textiles - September 2014
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