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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.

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Japanese Legislation for Accelerating Drug Development : Webinar

Japanese Legislation for Accelerating Drug Development”
Wednesday 18 November
9:00-9:45, UK Time (Presentation and Q&A)
 Online event
UK Trade & Investment Japan Life Sciences Team is organising the webinar on new legislations introduced by Japan's Health Ministry, which aim to support fast track opportunities for orphan and innovative drugs in Japan's pharmaceuticals market.
As one of the largest global pharmaceutical markets, Japan’s regulatory authority, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (PMDA) introduced several new legislations for accelerating drug development.  Dr Gemba from Integrated Development Associates Co Ltd  will introduce the three key legislations 1) Sakigake (Forerunner) Initiative; 2) Expedited Approval for Regenerative Medicines & 3) Orphan Drug Designation, and how to utilise them for fast approval and access to Japan’s pharmaceutical market.
This event is open for all UK companies and organisations, and please feel free to share this invitation with your UK based contacts who may be appropriate and interested.  We all look forward to seeing you there online at 9:00 am UK time on Wednesday 18 November.