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

« go back

Major investment in life sciences : George Freeman

Since the Prime Minister launched the industrial strategy in life sciences 3 years ago the industry has agreed over £3.5 billion of investment in the UK which is expected to create over 11,000 new jobs. 

"NHS leadership in health research is attracting new investment into our life sciences research sector, generating the health and wealth we need to be a modern economy. I want to ensure that patients up and down the country can get access to important innovations as soon as possible. By revolutionising the way in which we look at getting medicines and devices into the NHS we will make sure that this country is the best place in the world for 21st Century medical innovation."said Minister for Life Sciences, George Freeman.

The announcement today covers

Innovative Medicines and MedTech Review

The ‘Innovative Medicines Review’ will be launched to consider how to speed up patient access to cost-effective and innovative medicines, devices and diagnostics.

New industry investment

In addition a package of £63 million of new investment has been announced today (20 November 2014).

Biomedical Catalyst Funding

The government is supporting investment in life sciences through the ‘Biomedical Catalyst’ funding programme. This funds SME and academic led projects with commercial potential.

Read more on these topics and the full announcement here