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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Do you want to shape future research priorities in UK life sciences?

This is your chance to tell NPL about your measurement needs, and so influence the future direction of the next UK Measurement Strategy which will help determine the measurement research priorities over a five-year period from 2016. A summary report will be available after the survey closes.

Background
 
On behalf of the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is developing the next UK Measurement Strategy which will help determine the UK measurement research priorities over a 5 year period from 2016. The following survey "Do you have an interest in the life sciences?" is specifically for the life sciences; a key area where the UK has a large industry base and aims to be world leading. 
 
Each year BIS invests £60M p.a. in a national research programme that supports UK business, government, public sector organisations and consumers through investment in a competitive measurement infrastructure which is backed by high quality science and technical expertise that is: responsive; underpins manufacturing, services and regulation; and reduces technical barriers to innovation and trade. The life science research and innovation space is complex and activity spans the whole of the technology readiness levels (TRLs). The supporting measurement infrastructure is relevant to this whole range and we are keen for as many organisations to respond as possible, wherever they sit within the TRL range.