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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Funding opportunity for digital health projects

Interactive Healthcare Fund is for businesses (SMEs) who wish to bring innovative digital health and wellbeing products and services to market in the NHS and wider health and social care marketplace.

Funded by Creative England's Regional Growth Fund and managed by Creative England in partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (Yorkshire & Humber AHSN), this Interactive Healthcare Fund is for businesses (SMEs) who wish to bring innovative digital health and wellbeing products and services to market in the NHS and wider health and social care marketplace.
 
Key Information
  • £250,000 will be available via investments of up to £50,000 per application 
  • Companies must be based in England, outside of Greater London
  • The fund opened on Monday 4th April 2016 and close on Friday 17th June 2016  
Funding will support the development of innovative concepts using digital technology to improve patient care and health services, in response to the following priority areas:
  • Citizen empowerment and maintaining independence for people living with Long Term Conditions (LTCs);
  • Medicines adherence and optimisation; 
  • Public health and wellbeing priorities (e.g. obesity, alcohol and smoking cessation) and reducing inequalities in health; 
  • Patient safety and falls prevention; 
  • Improving mental health and wellbeing (including young people’s mental health).
Creative England & Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network will be looking for projects which can demonstrate knowledge of health and social care challenges developed through working with clinical or expert patient groups or both, and the technology skills and the ambition to respond to an identified health and/or social care need.
 
The FAQs and Guidelines are attached – for further information please contact tim.evans@creativeengland.co.uk (eligibility and technical queries) or p.hedley-takhar@yhahsn.com (healthcare priority areas).