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 Electronics, Sensors, Photonics 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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New Sensing Competition Opens: EDF Energy inspection Innovation Challenge

With support from Innovate UK, EDF Energy is to sponsor a competition of EDF Energy Inspection Innovation Challenges. The competition has 2 themes based on the following 2 challenges. Challenge 1 relates to EDF’s existing nuclear fleet. Challenge 2 relates to offshore wind farms. EDF is seeking proposals for feasibility studies to address one or both of these challenges. Interested...
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Funding competition opens: compound semiconductor applications

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in innovative projects that help to speed up the use of compound semiconductors. This is in areas such as power electronics, RF/microwave, photonics and sensors.   They are seeking proposals with large and scalable commercial potential. The aim of this competition is to ensure that UK businesses can respond to market...
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Sensors in the Arts, Heritage and Archaeology - workshop outcomes

Over the last two years, EPSRC’s Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage & Archaeology (SEAHA) have held a range of events aimed at engaging and collaborating with industry. On the 8th march 2016, SEAHA, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), organised an industry workshop on Sensors in the Arts, Heritage and Archaeology. The aim...
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Innovate UK Compound Semiconductor Applications Funding

Following the announcement of the Compound Semiconductors Applications Catapult earlier this year, Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in innovative projects that help to accelerate the use of compound semiconductors in areas such as power electronics, RF/microwave, photonics and sensors.  They are are seeking proposals that will kick-start collaboration between...
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MBDA Open Innovation Challenges

MBDA is a defence company specialising in guided weapon systems. Some of the technology that goes into their products could have application in other sectors; however these sectors are increasingly developing technology that is now more advanced than that in defence. Hence MBDA would like to tap into these sectors and see if there is technology or know how that could address the specific...
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Home Office SBRI - Firearms Automatic Threat Detection Briefing Event 07.07.16

  Following recent attacks in Europe, the need to further strengthen our ability to prevent the illegal movement of firearms (by terrorists or organised crime groups) remains a high priority. The aim of this competition is to develop methods for providing higher detection capacity and capability. At the same time, these methods...
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CALL FOR PAPERS: Innovations in Large-Area Electronics conference

  Call for Papers is Now Open We would like to invite you to submit your abstracts for the 3rd Innovations in Large-Area Electronics Conference (innoLAE 2017) that will take place at the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre in Cambridge, UK on 31 January- 1 February 2017. The innoLAE 2017 conference will highlight the most innovative and exciting aspects of...
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Industry invited to special reception at New Designers 2016

Industrialists and entrepreneurs interested in fresh ideas and expertise in design are invited to attend a special industry event at the ‘Thursday Late’ as part of New Designers 2016. The reception will be hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in collaboration IORMA — the Global Consumer Commerce Centre, and  The Manufacturer  magazine. New Designers is a...
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£200m of innovation funding on offer– Ingenuity KnowledgeXchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh opportunities for growing and innovative businesses like yours.   This breakfast event on Friday 15th July at the University of Nottingham will help you learn more about Innovate UK’s £200m of...
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New funding call OPEN: Remote Sensing for Extreme Environments

EPSRC invites proposals for collaborative research projects to undertake ambitious multidisciplinary research that will advance the development, deployment and/or management of novel technologies to maximise performance of assets and systems in extreme environments. In particular they are looking for research focusing on the application of remote or autonomous technologies in the...
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KTN at New Designers...

KTN at New Designers - Talks Programme Friday 8 July 2016 10.45am Design for Alzheimer’s and dementia - the inside story 800,000 people in the UK live with dementia, rising to 1 million+ by 2025 and 2 million by 2051 Alzheimer’s Society, and thoughtful design can make a real improvement to their daily experiences. We’ve invited an inspirational group of design-entrepreneurs...
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Full Agenda and Exhibitors Announced for ISP44 - Rail Infrastructure Monitoring

Title: Intelligent Sensing Programme 44: Health, Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance in Rail Infrastructure. Date: 05 th  July 2016 Location: National Rail Museum, York   Background:  Prognostics, Health Monitoring and Predictive Maintenance – smart maintenance - for infrastructure are vital not only in safety critical applications, but for many...
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Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles seeks views from potential partners to bolster case for flagship driverless vehicle test facility

Endorsed by two secretaries of state and the Cabinet Office, the government yesterday issued a Call for evidence on the UK testing ecosystem for connected and autonomous vehicles , to help build the case for further investment with the benefit of the views of industry. The survey looks to identify any gaps and additional opportunities presented by the testing already underway....
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New £15M Innovate UK R&D competition is open to all UK companies

Innovate UK is investing up to £15M in innovative R&D projects through the first of its "Open" funding competitions. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts, which can be drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area, including Innovate UK’s 4 priority sectors for growth ( Emerging and Enabling Technologies;  Health and Life...
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Innovate UK launch its first women only competition

The first women only Innovate UK competition opened on 1st June and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Recent reports show that women are half as likely to start a business than men (RBS Inspiring women in enterprise), Innovate UK want to harness the talent of women entrepreneurs, which they believe could significantly enhance UK economic...
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Discovering Automotive Start-Ups Competition

          CW (Cambridge Wireless)  is working in partnership with  Magna International , one of the largest global manufacturers of automotive components, to create the Discovering Automotive Start-Ups Competition. Ten innovative start-ups will be selected from the entrants to present their disruptive technologies and business...
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Wales Festival of Innovation set to showcase pioneering businesses and technology

 This year marks the third year of the Wales Festival of Innovation , which is set to be even bigger and better than before! A wide range of companies and organisations are taking part including software, electronics, life science, automotive and aerospace enterprises as well leading university research departments. The aim is to highlight the extent of innovative activity...
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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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CALL FOR PAPERS: COMSAT 2016

Find out about the latest R&D challenges, technologies and applications in this inaugural Call for Papers conference in satellite communications.   Intended to bring together military and commercial satellite technologists, IET COMSAT aims to focus on the challenges and opportunities for the mutual transfer of technology between commercial and military environments: ...
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UK Trade & Export Finance Conference 2016

June 15, 2016 | Liverpool, UK Returning for its fourth year, the  UK Trade & Export Finance Conference  moves to its new base of Liverpool for 2016, incorporating the UK Export Excellence Awards 2016 and featuring as part of the International Festival for Business 2016. As Institutional Partner, KTN has secured a 15% discount for its members to attend, with code: ...
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Manufacturing and Materials Competition - £15m, now open!

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. We will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth.   Projects need to be led by a business and must involve at least one SME. They can be carried out by...
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£40m loan fund to support small firms’ growth (UK)

The Enterprise Ventures’ SME Loan Fund was launched in late 2015 and provides loans to established and growing SMEs in all sectors and across all areas of the UK, with a particular focus in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside. The aim of the scheme is to encourage business growth. For example, a business may require additional working capital to fund expansion, cover the cost of...
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BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework and system. These ideas will help shape the National Innovation Plan, which is due to be published later this year. To read more and participate, please visit the  Citizen Space...
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FinanceCamp North East - Helping regional businesses to secure investment

Businesses need investment. Investors need businesses. FinanceCamp brings everyone together to make exciting things happen.    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is proud to be a partner of  FinanceCamp North East - the smart new way for regional businesses to secure the right kind of investment to fit their plans for growth.  This new programme of support...
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Getting Investment Ready: free investment readiness workshop to help startups

Quantiply , the investment-readiness and access to finance platform, invite you to their 'Getting Investment Ready' workshop at 2pm on 26th April in Edinburgh at Informatics Forum.   The workshop will help startups put their best foot forward when going for investment. From communications and messaging to R&D tax credits and legal services, the workshop highlights what...
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