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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Strategic partnership to drive growth of precision medicine ecosystem

The Precision Medicine Catapult, the UK's innovation centre for precision medicine, is pleased to announce a strategic partnership with the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network.  The two organisations will work together to engage, promote and connect the precision medicine community through their websites, centres, events and workshops, both in the UK and overseas, ensuring better patient outcomes.

The Network was founded in 2010 by Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics at the University of Liverpool, following a Department of Health Genetics White Paper1. Providing an essential link between academics, clinicians and others, its aim is to accelerate delivery of precision medicine to patients. There are over 400 individual members drawn from academia, medicine, industry, regulatory authorities and patient groups across the UK and elsewhere, the majority of whom are engaged in research into patient and/or disease stratification. The Precision Medicine Catapult, created in April 2015 by Innovate UK, brings access to unique programmes, collaborations, initiatives and expertise from its global connections. Previously funded by the Department of Health and the Knowledge Transfer Network, the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network will now be supported by the Precision Medicine Catapult in its next stage of growth, and together the partners will drive the growth of the UK industry.

John McKinley, CEO of the Precision Medicine Catapult, said, 'The UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network has connected many of the leading stakeholders in the precision medicine landscape, so it makes perfect sense for our two organisations to partner and deliver engagement. We look forward to working together to generate a world-leading precision medicine ecosystem and to our first joint event, the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network Annual Open Meeting on March 17 in London2.'

'With the Precision Medicine Catapult's commitment to making precision medicine a reality in the UK, this partnership significantly increases the impact of our network's activities. We expect this collaboration to be highly effective as we work together to develop the precision medicine solutions which are revolutionising healthcare,' Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, NHS Chair of Pharmacogenetics at the University of Liverpool, and founder of the UK Pharmacogenetics and Stratified Medicine Network, said.