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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Visa Pit Stop: Digitally augmenting the retail experience

    This Pit Stop aims to identify how changing consumer behaviour and technologies such as augmented and virtual reality are contributing to emerging retail journeys. Participants will investigate how virtual and physical environments can augment each other in the retail space. Visa Europe Collab is looking to build collaborations that have the potential to be continued...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

  Innovate 2016, hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016.   This year's event includes:   an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations inspirational keynotes from some...
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Up to £1.2m funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding   They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to...
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£3m Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection   The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection. This research call is seeking...
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Up to £5m funding: robotics and autonomous systems applications

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £5 million in innovation projects to stimulate new partnerships across robotics and autonomous systems (RAS). This competition is inviting innovators to develop new solutions to existing or emerging problems. Commercially viable RAS solutions often need to combine several different...
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Pitch@Palace 6.0 applications now open

The Theme for Pitch@Palace 6.0 is Technology. Applications are encouraged from a broad range of Entrepreneurs including in the following areas: Biotech and Medical Technology Consumer Technology and Internet of Things Cybersecurity Data Management and Analytics Educational Technology Energy and Environmental Technology Fintech Industrial...
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£15m Open funding competition - register for webinars

Do you have an innovative project idea which needs funding in order to develop?  Register to view either of the 2 upcoming webinars around the £15 million Innovate UK Open Programme funding competition on 01 July and 5 July 2016.   Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. These projects are designed to help businesses develop new products,...
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Content creation and consumption in the digital economy

The Research Councils UK Digital Economy Theme are investing up to £5 million to support problem-driven and interdisciplinary research in the area of digital content creation and consumption. Scope This investment programme invites outline research proposals which address the following themes, identified through workshops in 2014 and 2016 with a broad cross section of the academic...
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£15m Innovate UK 'Open funding' R&D competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. These projects are designed to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. The aim is to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and improve national productivity. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts. These can be drawn from any technology,...
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Artful Spark #03 Sensors

Artful Spark is a quarterly event series that celebrates the brilliant collaborations that come when different disciplines collide. Following a couple of events focused on wearables and immersive sound, the latest iteration which took place at the Barbican on 27 May provided the opportunity to discuss sensors.   A write-up of the event is available here .   ...
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Innovate UK £15M Open Programme: Funding Briefing

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. These projects are designed to help businesses develop new products, processes and services with commercial potential. The aim is to enhance UK competitiveness, growth and improve national productivity.   The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts. These can be drawn from any...
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Up to £4.5m for ‘Connected digital additive manufacturing’

Key feature: Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5m in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing. The aim of this competition is to help companies overcome barriers to business growth in additive manufacturing. It will also encourage them to explore and develop their wider digital manufacturing capability. ...
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Register now for AEC Hackathon - 8-10 July, London

Following the successful outcomes from the 2015 AEC Hackathon that went on to inspire some unlikely collaborations, new business set-ups and ventures, the KTN teams up with InnovateUK, the Future Cities Catapult and AECHackathon (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) to see if we can go better, bigger and wider. This is a call out to data owners, urban living challenge custodians and...
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Innovation in filmmaking: the science of cinematic suspense

This guest post is submitted by Keith Bound , owner of Receptive Cinema , a suspense & viewer engagement consultancy, specialising in the construction of suspense for the thriller and horror genres, in films and TV dramas. Receptive Cinema combine the science of suspense with filmmaking techniques to increase and optimise suspense, viewer engagement and story comprehension. The...
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Islington Council looking to partner with entrepreneurs to develop young people's digital media project

  Soap Box Centre: a new opportunity on Old Street for entrepreneurship and young people’s development and creativity, supported by Islington Council   Soap Box is situated at 69- 85 Old Street in the south of Islington. A prime section of the ground floor and basement is currently being completely refurbished to create a new modern and flexible set of spaces...
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Creative England extend Interactive Healthcare Programme

Creative England has announced the extension of its Interactive Healthcare Programme for small creative and digital businesses (SMEs) outside of London who wish to bring innovative digital health and wellbeing products and services to market in the NHS and wider health and social care marketplace. The Interactive Healthcare Programme will run three programmes: Yorkshire and Humber...
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Supporting the startup community and building awareness of innovation in Cardiff, Wales

Hosted at in Cardiff on March 22nd KTN's Transfer Conference offered a mix of talks, demos and informal networking featuring a wide range of leading digital practitioners showcasing innovation in digital, creative, IP creation, digital product development. A key aim of the event was to explore how digital agencies and start ups can can build innovative digital products and services. Thanks...
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Up to £5m for 'Human Dimensions of Cyber Security

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) has up to £5 million available to support collaborative, international and problem-driven projects which address the human dimensions of cyber security. EPSRC are inviting proposals which address the challenges identified at the 'Human Dimensions of Cyber Security' (HDoCS) workshop in 2014. The challenges are titled: ...
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Engaging with the UK Digital Health Industry: Getting Health Data Analytics onto the Map

The KTN and UK Health Data Analytics Network (UK-HDAN) invite practitioners and industry experts to attend one of our regional workshops to contribute to a UK health data analytics roadmap for funders and policy-makers.   There is general recognition that health data analytics will play a critical role in transforming health and social care, but relatively poor understanding of...
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Welsh Government Announces New Tech Ideas Fund Accelerator

Ideas.fund is Wales' first tech accelerator initiative, comprising a two month intensive start-up/growth programme, open to individuals and teams already building or thinking of building a start-up business.   The accelerator is aimed at supporting the development of the tech sector in Wales, by stimulating new companies to be formed and new products to be developed. The fund...
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Up to £180K for 'Digital Innovation in the Sharing Economy'

Innovate UK is offering 6 businesses up to £30,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in the sharing economy, across the themes of trust, tourism and travel, opening up new sectors, home improvement, construction, and data and analytics. "Through our IC tomorrow programme, we are looking for proposals from companies with innovative digital ideas relevant to the sharing...
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Digital Health B2B Skype - 9th March

Digital Health Match   Meet potential business partners in one afternoon!   Together with COSS association, Enterprise Europe Network is organizing a matchmaking event on the 9th of March 2016 to open the opportunities for the digital healthcare professionals in the following areas:   • eHealth • Healthcare Innovation • Big Data • Games...
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Welcome to The Path Forward - providing an open source fast track to scalable digital businesses

Forward Partners, the specialist e-commerce and marketplace venture fund, have recently launched The Path Forward - the fast track to scalable digital business. It provides a framework that helps entrepreneurs expedite their business from idea validation through to scaling to Series A within 12 months, providing a collection of actionable content that equips founders with the necessary...
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Dstl Pit Stop: IoT in Smart Cities and Transport

The Digital Catapult wants to hear from any small or medium sized businesses interested in developing innovative approaches to smart cities and transport data for its Pit Stop with government agency, the Defence, Science and Technology Laboratory happening in March.   Background This one and half day Pit Stop will explore smart transport and the data it generates to...
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Digital Agenda for Europe: Information and Stakeholders' Day on Smart Wearables

On the 11 December 2015, the European Commission hosted an information and stakeholders day focussing on wearable platforms and technologies. This Infoday focused on what should be done on smart wearables in Europe. Furthermore, participants got first-hand information on the launch of the 2016 call on the Internet of Things . Stakeholders ' View Three main topics were discussed:...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

  Innovate 2016, hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event...

Up to £1.2m funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short...

Visa Pit Stop: Digitally augmenting the retail experience

    This Pit Stop aims to identify how changing consumer behaviour and...

£3m Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great...

Up to £5m funding: robotics and autonomous systems applications

Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to...