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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Project Activation at the National Formulation Centre - webinar

Project Activation at the National Formulation Centre - webinar

24th May

In the 2014 Autumn Statement, the Chancellor of the Exchequer awarded the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) £28 million to establish the National Formulation Centre (NFC), part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, to be based at NetPark, Sedgefield. It was announced that 'the new centre would bring together the existing base of the UK formulation sector, including universities, innovation centrres and business to provide facilities and expertise to help companies to develop, prove, prototype and scale up next generation formulated products and processes.'

Over the last six months, a series of workshops have been held to identify and activate industry-led, capability-build projects to be delivered by the NFC and its partners, as well as identify associated collaborative consortia. A total of 86 people attended from 33 organisations including companies in healthcare and pharmaceuticals, food and drink, home and personal care, industrial products, oil and gas, and paints and coatings; as well as leading universities and knowledge partners from across the UK.

This webinar will provide a general update on the NFC, an overview of the current NFC project pipeline, insight into how projects will be prioritised for investment and highlight opportuites to engage in NFC projects.

Register for the webinar here