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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NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) 2016 - open for applications - closing on 1 August.

Welcome to the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)

Do you have an evidence-based innovation that will improve health outcomes at lower cost than current standard practice? Is your innovation ready to be scaled across the NHS? Are you passionate about sharing the learnings about your experiences?

If so, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) would like to hear from you.

After a successful first year, the NIA is open for applications from Friday 17 June, closing on 1 August.

 

NIA 2016

The 2016 call seeks mature innovations that tackle at least one of the three following population health based challenges:

Please read the call for applications, this provides more detail of the fellowship, the entry criteria and the benefits of joining.

The aim of the NIA is to deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

 

How to apply

If you feel you meet the entry criteria, you will need to do the following:

  • Complete the application form
  • Film a one minute video “elevator pitch” for your innovation and include the link to this in your application form
  • Have the support of your organisation to commit two days per week to the programme
  • Provide contact details for two referees (we will not request references unless you are successful)

Read more here