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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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Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) call now open

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance (JPIAMR) has opened its 4th Joint Call “Call for Transnational Networks/Working Groups within the Joint Programming Inititative on Antimicrobial Resistance, in partnership with 8 European countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK), and Canada.

The call sets out to assemble motivated groups of leading experts and establish Working Groups in order to enhance resource alignment and maximise existing and future efforts to combat Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) by pushing forward the conceptualisation of ideas, in turn providing white papers, prospective views, guidelines and/or best practice/ roadmap/systematic reviews and frameworks of value to the wider research community. 

Focal areas

Based on the priority topics identified in the JPIAMR Strategic Research Agenda, applicants are invited to tackle one or more of the suggested focal areas. However, the following examples are neither mandatory nor limiting. Working Groups should be assembled with emphasis on what is needed at a National and International level to address AMR. 

  1. Guidelines on use (Human & Veterinary) - Affordable stewardship
  2. Surveillance in primary care
  3. New anti-infective/ New adjuvant therapies / Alternative approaches
  4. Evaluation of risk for generation of resistance in human setting
  5. Rapid diagnostic tests
  6. Role of environmental factors
  7. Infrastructures/Biobanks available relevant to infection and AMR

Each transnational Working Group is expected to include partners from at least 3 participating countries. Working Groups must be led by a coordinator eligible to funding. Participants from other countries may also take part in the call. 

Those working groups selected will be funded by the coordinator’s institution’s national funding agency, in compliance with said country’s national rules. If for some reason this is not possible, funding may be allocated to a partner of the working group. 

About the funding

A maximum grant of €50,000 will be awarded per selected Working Group over a 6-to-12 months’ time period. Funding will cover the cost of meetings and travel required to achieve the working group’s objectives. 

Further information

KTN staff will be happy to provide advice on proposas and help with finding collaborative partners. you can email us at biosciences@ktn-uk.org or contact a member of the Agri-Food or Biosciences Teams directly.

The proposal submission deadline is June 6th, 2016 (17:00, CET).

Read more about the call on the JPIAMR Website.