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.

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IC tomorrow 'Digital Innovation Contest - Games'

IC tomorrow has launched the 'Digital Innovation Contest - Games' in partnership with some of the UK's biggest games and tech brands - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), Crytek UK, Intel, Google Chrome, ODEON Cinemas and Pinewood Studios. The contest is offering a total funding pot of up to £125k (five awards of up to £25k) to encourage digital innovation in the games sector, and is open to any EU-based companies or developers.

In addition to receiving £25k in prototype funding, while also retaining their intellectual property, winners will benefit from the exposure to a range of key games stakeholders and the opportunity to test their proposed prototype in partnership with the relevant contest partner. To apply, it's not necessary to have an existing app or service, or to be currently active in the games industry.

The five challenge categories are:

  • ‘Second-screen use in a game’ supported by SCEE
  • ‘New markets and perceptual computing’ supported by Intel
  • ‘Wider games distribution on mobile web’ supported by Google Chrome
  • Open street map data’ supported by Crytek UK
  • ‘Games and cinema’ supported by ODEON Cinemas and Pinewood Studios.


Potential applicants are encouraged to come along to the briefing event on Wednesday 19 September in London (2-6pm at Rich Mix, E1 6LA). It will be a great opportunity for anyone who is thinking about entering the contest to hear about the challenges directly from the contest partners and ensure their application fits the judging criteria. The briefing will be available to watch via live webinar for anyone who is unable to attend in person. To register please visit here.

The application deadline is 12 noon, Wednesday 16 October and the contest final will be held on Wednesday 13 November in London (venue TBC).

For full details and to apply, please visit here.

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