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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Health, Happiness & Wellbeing - Transitions to Successful Adulthood

The RSE Scotland Foundation (the Foundation), a connected charity of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, plans to initiate a new programme of research in the area of  ‘health,  happiness and wellbeing’, specifically aimed at understanding factors that enable young people to make successful transitions from adolescence to adulthood.  Consultation and an expert advisory group have identified this as an important and timely area for further research, with particular relevance to young people, communities and institutions in Scotland today.

As a first step in taking this programme forward, the Foundation wishes to fund two systematic reviews of empirical evaluations of interventions intended to improve health, happiness and wellbeing or reduce inequalities for young people undergoing the transition to adulthood.

The Foundation anticipates funding one systematic review of population interventions and one of individual interventions.  It is expected that both reviews will cover published and grey literature on studies deemed both unsuccessful and successful, and will include work conducted in any country where the results may be relevant to Scotland.  

The remit does not extend to studies conducted on clinical populations or studies that examine the impact of interventions on disease end points.   

The aim of the literature review is to inform a second stage which will focus on novel studies leading to the development and delivery of an intervention study in Scotland.  

Read more on the funding details here