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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.

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New funding to tackle antimicrobial resistance: behaviour within and beyond the healthcare setting

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), the Medical Research Council (MRC), the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) are inviting applications for cross disciplinary proposals on the topic of behaviour relating to antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

This call is specifically relevant to resistant bacteria of humans and animals rather than other classes of pathogens and other target species. They are seeking proposals which relate primarily to understanding or influencing behaviours relevant to antibiotics (either their use, or behaviour that might lead to their use not being necessary). Proposals that are also relevant to other classes of pathogen are permissible as long as the primary focus is antibiotics.

They will accept two types of proposal: 

  • Small scale pump priming grants - maximum of £250,000 at 100 per cent FEC for up to 24 months. These grants will be primarily for research relevant to the needs of Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Large scale collaborative grants - maximum of £2 million at 100 per cent FEC for up to 48 months. These grants will be open to proposals focusing on the UK or global settings.
The closing dates are:
  • Pump priming proposals: 16.00 on 20 July 2016
  • Collaborative grants: 16.00 on 8 September 2016*
* They request that those considering applying for a large scale collaborative grant submit an expression of interest (EoI) by 27 July 2016. 
 

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