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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Latest NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings

NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings are a new product from NICE to support NHS and social care commissioners and staff who are considering using new medical devices and other medical technologies. The information provided includes a description of the medical technology, how it’s used and its potential role in the treatment pathway.

The NICE Medtech Innovation briefings also include the likely costs of using the technologies and a review of relevant published evidence, but they are not NICE guidance and do not make any recommendations on the value of using the technologies.  Whether or not to use the products described is entirely the choice of local staff.  The briefings will help avoid the need for organisations to produce similar information, so saving staff time, effort and resources.

The latest Medtech Innovation Briefings to be published are:

·         End-tidal Control software for use with Aisys closed circuit anaesthesia systems for automated gas control during general anaesthesia (MIB10)

·         Oxyzyme and Iodozyme 2-layer hydrogel wound dressings with iodine for treating chronic wounds (MIB11)

·         The NxStage System One NX1000‑1 home haemodialysis device for renal replacement therapy in chronic kidney disease (MIB12)

·         The OSCAR 3 ultrasonic arthroplasty revision instrument for removing bone cement during prosthetic joint revision (MIB13)

·         The SENSIMED Triggerfish contact lens sensor for continuous 24-hour recording of ocular dimensional changes in people with or at risk of developing glaucoma (MIB14)

·         Aixplorer ShearWave Elastography for ultrasound imaging and assessing suspicious breast lesions (MIB15)

·         The Oncentra Prostate v4.x for ultrasound‑guided real‑time HDR brachytherapy in men with localised prostate cancer (MIB16)

·         The Space GlucoseControl system for managing blood‑glucose in critically ill patients in intensive care (MIB17)

NICE Medtech Innovation Briefings are commissioned by NHS England and produced in support of Innovation Health and Wealth. It’s hoped that this impartial information about innovative devices and diagnostics will help NHS and social care professionals, and buyers and commissioners of services and with their local decision-making. NICE welcomes any feedback on the Medtech Innovation Briefings, which are available at www.nice.org.uk/Advice.