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 Defence Security 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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Stratified Medicine: Working with the UK infrastructure: Diagnostic & Biomarker- Approaches & Opportunities

Innovate UK’s Stratified Medicine Innovation Platform (SMIP), along with its partners in the public and third sector, aims to maximise the potential of stratified medicine in the UK for the benefit of the patients and the economy.  Stratified medicine will provide early and accurate diagnosis and identify the best treatment and disease management for patients. This is of key importance in the treatment of diseases such as cancer, infection, respiratory and inflammatory disease, musculoskeletal disease and dementia. 

The adoption of new innovations by healthcare providers has been identified as a challenge to the growth of stratified medicine. Defining the value of the product to the healthcare provider and provision of relevant evidence to support this claim is necessary to enable the adoption of diagnostic testing.  Since inception, SMIP and its partners have created new enabling organisations within the UK, for example the Diagnostic Evidence Cooperatives, Academic Health Science Networks, Precision Medicine Catapult, NICE, Translational partnerships or similar groups in the devolved governments.

 

Innovate UK and other partners are to invest up to £10m in an SBRI funded competition to develop biomarker-based Stratified Medicine approaches such as diagnostic tests and analytical algorithms that are capable of stratifying patients for different clinical treatments available in the UK.   The aim is to develop and commercialise innovative diagnostic tests by engaging with the organisations within the UK  stratified medicine infrastructure to accelerate the pathway from concept to adoption. 

As part of this the KTN intends to run 4 workshops to discuss the competition and allow companies the opportunity to interact with other companies and representatives from relevant parties within the UK infrastructure to build future partnerships.    

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