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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Join the EIT Health Accelerator Programme

EIT Health hereby invites European Entrepreneurs to be part of the EIT Health Business Plan Aggregator. The qualification can be gained through national competitions coordinated by the CLCs.

The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. It gathers the best and brightest health industry entrepreneurs, and provides them with the support, skills and services that they need to get their ideas off the ground and into the market.

The ACCELERATOR is open for all business ideas coming from CAMPUS projects like summer schools, INNOVATION projects and other ACCELERATOR pre-seed scouting activities. 

In the discovery phase, innovation training and support activities like Launchlabs or other Boot Camp programmes help entrepreneurs to create a business plan out of an initial business idea in a two-month programme. Furthermore, local training activities are organised to augment existing programmes at CLCs, with a focus on key skills in the healthcare sector.

In the validation phase, a strong emphasis is placed on helping start-ups and entrepreneurs to use suitable Living Labs and Test Beds within the community, and to gain an understanding of local/regional regulatory and reimbursement schemes through providing access to a wide network of market experts with specific local knowledge.

In the scale phase, there will be a major focus on developing tools and networks that can provide financing for projects and small SMEs, as well as facilitating access to potential investors such as angel networks, corporate financers and crowd funders. Furthermore, Go Global programmes will support European start-ups and scale-ups in the domain of MedTech and Digital Health, so that they can expand in Europe, the United States and other international markets.

This business creation supply chain will be key to ensuring both the acceleration of innovation projects and access to relevant facilities for start-ups and SMEs throughout the consortium.

Find out more here