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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UKTI Life Sciences Organisation (LSO) reports great results for inward investment in life sciences

UKTI  released their annual report on inward investment last month, showing that the UK is the top destination in Europe for foreign direct investment (FDI).

When traditional foreign direct investment and R&D collaborations are added together, the figures show that the UKTI Life Sciences Organisation team and partners supported more than 180 international businesses to invest in the UK last fiscal year, which will create more than 5,500 new jobs in the life sciences sector and deliver more than £2.2bn in new investment.

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the government department that supports international trade and inward investment to the UK, established the Life Sciences Organisation (LSO) to support the Strategy for UK Life Sciences. The strategy focuses on improving the efficiency of the translation of scientific discoveries into innovative products and services, making that process smarter, better, and faster, and leading to bigger returns for patients, businesses and investors.

Click here to view the UKTI Inward Investment Report 2014-15

 

Story source: UKTI Life Sciences Organisation news, 17 Jun 2105