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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Tech London looking for technology entrepreneurs developing new ways to tackle chronic disease

The Mayor of London is calling on Londoners to help solve some of the city’s most pressing issues by using digital technology. To do this he has set up Tech Londoners. The new programme will bring Londoners and innovators to co-create, test and develop digital fixes for some of London's greatest challenges.   

By joining the programme, you can help City Hall try out different ways of working with Londoners and entrepreneurs. 

The first challenge for Tech Londoners is to help people living with chronic disease. We’ll invite groups of Londoners along to test new products and services so people can better manage their care. We’ll also help technology entrepreneurs to develop their ideas.

We’ve been told by health and social care providers that people who live with several chronic conditions need new approaches to their care. As London’s population ages, more and more people face losing their independence due to multiple chronic diseases. By this we mean issues to do with nutrition, from diabetes and obesity to heart disease. We also mean mental health issues from depression and dementia to generalised anxiety disorder.

Digital tools can help. For example, they can make it easier for people to access information and support networks. However, if the tools developed don’t meet the needs of real Londoners, people won’t use them.

You can help us make something better. For one month, we’re bringing local community and interest groups together with entrepreneurs to design the future of ‘smart’ care in London.  

Download the Tech Londoners Outreach Kit here

Find out more here