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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Information EIT Health LaunchLab

What is LaunchLab?

LaunchLab is a pressure cooker for not-yet entrepreneurs from all the EIT–Health CLCs to explore the business opportunities of their health tech idea. The program supports entrepreneurs-to-be to develop and validate their idea, market potential, business model and launching customers. LaunchLab was founded by YES!Delft (Netherlands), and now together with TU Delft/Medical Delta we decided to go international within EIT-Health. 

Setup program

During the 8-week program (starting July 18) the teams develop their idea into a solid business case. The program is all about validation of the technology & product by talking with actual (potential) customers and constantly re-adjusting the business model. The first half of the program is dedicated to teaching non-experienced teams on how to become an entrepreneur. The second half of the programme we will embark on a Europe trip in cooperation with ao BioM. 

Key dates 

  • Application deadline will close on June 15. The following week we'll use for the first round of the selection procedure. You'll have the opportunity to rate all applications online. All the ratings together will result in a top 20 of teams. Those teams will pitch in front of a selection committee. Do you want to be part of the selection? Important dates:
    • June 17: we'll send you all the applications
    • June 23: deadline for you to finished rating all applications
  • In the first week of the program we’ll organise an afternoon with mentor-matching. We have two kinds of mentors. The process mentors will help the teams during the 8 weeks program. Next to this we have network mentors. Per CLC we'd like to have one network mentor. This person is available in the period of the program and will help the teams with opening your network for validations in your own country. In order to get to know the teams and what they are looking for it would be great if this person can fly in to the Netherlands onThursday July 21 in the afternoon. As soon we have a contact person we will contact him/ her about the details.

    Final Day
  • During the final day; Launch Day, scheduled for September 15, all the teams will present their company at YES!Delft in front of a large audience. It would be great if a your organisation can be present. Invites will follow in due course.

    Calling training experts
  • If you have an expert who can give a training or lecture on a special theme, please introduce him/ her with us. We still have spaces voor 3 experts. We have additional budget to cover the travelcosts. 

Toolkit

  • Teaser for social media: A unique 2 month international program for European health startups, sign up now! Together with YES!Delft and EIT Health partners, health entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to work on their business case. More info and apply now here
  • Direct link to PDF with all the information here
  • EIT Health website here