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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.

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Eurostars Project Building Network Meeting

 

 Building Consortia and Generating New Project Proposals 

June 3rd 2015 Time: 12.00 – 18.00 hours 

Amsterdam Arena - Home of the football club Ajax 

Thematic Focus Areas 

Life Sciences ICT and Electronics Industrial Manufacturing 

Meet potential partners in the above thematic areas from Belgium, France, Germany, Holland, Norway, Spain, Sweden and other Eurostars member states. 

The Dutch Eurostars office expects over 100 Dutch organisations and 30-50 foreign organisations to participate in the event. Project ideas can be discussed with representatives of several national Eurostars offices, including the Brussels Eurostars secretariat. The event will focus on the opportunities the EUREKA Eurostars programme to companies, particularly SMEs, giving participants the opportunity to, 

 Learn tips & tricks, from the Eurostars office, Brussels, on successful Eurostars project writing. 

 Learn from successful Eurostars companies in your thematic sector. 

 Meet potential partners from Eurostars member countries for formulating a project proposal. 

 Pitch project ideas or partner requests to potential partners from 5-8 countries (2-3 minutes max). 

 Participating in Matchmaking and networking reception 

 

UK SMEs attending the meeting - The UK funding agency, InnovateUK, will support UK SMEs through, 

 Representative from InnovateUK will be at the meeting for questions and support. 

 Confirm eligibility and provide a confirmation letter to support UK SMEs for the networking meeting. Which will add value to any meetings with potential partners. 

 Provide UK SMEs a briefing document on the eligibility for the UK and the UK eligible costs. 

Eurostars is a transnational programme, where projects have partners from two or more Eurostars countries. Thanks to this international collaboration, SMEs can more easily gain access to new markets. The Eurostars programme was created to provide funding for market oriented research and development by SMEs. To qualify for Eurostars funding a project only has to have two organisations from two different participating countries. Eurostars is a programme that supports research-performing small and medium enterprises, which develop innovative products, processes and services, to gain competitive advantage. Eurostars does this by providing funding for transnational innovation projects; the products of which are then rapidly commercialized. 

Eurostars website - www.eurostars-eureka.eu 

Next cut-off date 17th September 1015 

Further cuts off dates in March and September 2016 – date TBC 

For Further Information. United Kingdom 

The Netherlands 

Graham M Mobbs 

InnovateUK 

Mobile: +44 (0)7824 599585 

e-mail: graham.mobbs@innovateuk.gov.uk 

Ms Michelle Lemmers, 

Enterprise Europe Network 

Email: michelle.lemmers@rvo.nl