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.

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Google given access to healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients

A company owned by Google has been given access to the healthcare data of up to 1.6 million patients from three hospitals run by a major London NHS trust. DeepMind, the tech giant’s London-based company most famous for its innovative use of artificial intelligence, is being provided with the patient information as part of an agreement with the Royal Free NHS trust, which...
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Health apps and devices reviewed by medical experts.

RANKED Health is a project run by the  Hacking Medicine Institute  (HMi), a non-profit organization spun out of MIT’s  Hacking Medicine program . This project is designed to review and rank healthcare focused applications, providing independent, unbiased and accurate information to accelerate patient and provider adoption of clinically proven and high-quality digital health...
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Funding opportunity for digital health projects

Interactive Healthcare Fund is for businesses (SMEs) who wish to bring innovative digital health and wellbeing products and services to market in the NHS and wider health and social care marketplace. Funded by Creative England's Regional Growth Fund and managed by Creative England in partnership with the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network (Yorkshire & Humber...
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Science Photo Library opportunity for Scottish Life Sciences companies

For the past 12 years Lewis Houghton, the official photographer for the life sciences dinner, has been contributing to the Science Photo library ( http://www.sciencephoto.com ). He is currently looking for any Scottish Life Sciences companies that would benefit from him taking images for them that he can submit to the Science Photo Library - he would also supply the company...
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Learn how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical physics and mathematical frameworks for the modelling and simulation of soft matter systems. There will be a particular emphasis on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials and design. ...
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LAUGH Design Challenge

25/06/2016 Location: PDR, Western Avenue, Llandaff, Cardiff Event Description This is a creative event as part of the LAUGH international design project. We aim to develop ideas for playful objects to assist in the care of people living with advanced dementia. Area of innovation being demonstrated Design of...
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New company created to develop novel technology to treat diabetes

UK technology has potential to bring islet transplant therapy to thousands of patients with type 1 diabetes The Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGT) and University of Aberdeen, UK, today announce the creation of Islexa, a new company developing a novel technology to produce laboratory grown islets, the organoids responsible for insulin production. The technology could bring the...
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Launch of Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants

Launch of Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants The aim of the Coast to Capital Region Business Growth Grants scheme is to support high growth businesses planning to create new jobs. A Capital grant of £15,000 - £100,000 is available covering up to 40% of project costs. Assistance is available to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) located within the Coast to...
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Innovation & Knowledge Centre funding competitions

The IKC are running two funding competitions: Translational Proof of Concept in partnership with Arthritis Research UK; and a Translational Feasibility Fund, both open to any academic in the UK Call for Submissions: Translational Proof of Concept Funding A maximum £100,000 support per project (up to 5 projects) to accelerate exciting innovations that support the...
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Northern Ireland DHSSPS launch new Connected Health SBRI Competitions

The Northern Ireland Dept. of Health, Social Services & Public Safety (DHSSPS) has launched two new Connected Health SBRI competitions. FAST – Automated Staff Deployment of pharmacy staff in a hospital setting. The competition is seeking to source new innovative technology solutions to enable the appropriate deployment of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within secondary...
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Open Innovate UK Funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to  £15 million  in innovation projects in manufacturing and/or materials. These projects will focus on identified technical or commercial challenges which are set out in the competition scope. The aim of this competition is to stimulate and broaden innovation in manufacturing and materials.  Projects need to be led by a business and must...
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Join the EIT Health Accelerator Programme

EIT Health hereby invites European Entrepreneurs to be part of the EIT Health Business Plan Aggregator.  The qualification can be gained through national competitions coordinated by the CLCs. The EIT Health Accelerator creates an ecosystem where innovation can thrive. It gathers the best and  brightest health industry entrepreneurs, and provides them with the support, skills...
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Opportunities for IB & SynBio in the New Innovate UK Delivery Plan

Innovate UK has recently published its new  Delivery Plan,  outlining the main ways in which it will invest around £561M in helping businesses to innovate and grow in the financial year 2016 to 2017, including: two broad Health and Life Sciences competitions two broad Manufacturing and Materials competitions two ‘open’ funding competitions...
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Overcoming Cellular Barriers: Implications for Industrial Biotechnology

Overcoming Cellular Barriers: Implications for Industrial Biotechnology July 6th and 7th 2016, Birmingham Hilton Metropole The function of membranes in bacterial, yeast and mammalian cell factories are an important but underappreciated parameter in optimizing recombinant protein quality and yields.  In addition, the delivery of a therapeutic protein to its target...
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MRC announces cross-council awards worth nearly £10m to tackle antibiotic resistance

Three large collaborative grants, totalling £9.5m, have been announced by the MRC as part of a cross-council initiative to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The awards together mark one of the biggest investments into AMR since the initiative launched and will use new technology to exploit natural compounds, develop a tool to offer better and faster diagnostics and explore how the...
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Business Opportunities in the North American Market

The Avitus Group, Bionow, Sci-tech Daresbury, Cambridge Cleantech, UKTI and EEN are pleased to invite you to the Business Opportunities in the North American Market event. 13th July Daresbury Come along to this free event to find out more about the practicalities of setting up business in North America and how you can de-risk your expansion into the USA. Meet companies who have...
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How the UK Is Driving a Global Revolution of 21st Century Healthcare Innovation

Technology is transforming healthcare. The pace of biomedical science and genetics is leading to the discovery of new diagnostics and new drugs at an extraordinary pace. Cancer for example is now becoming a treatable and in some cases curable and preventable disease. Digitalisation is transforming individual care, systems safety and performance, and research. It is putting patients in...
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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...
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Connected Healthcare: From Concept to Cash!

Calling all creative and digital specialists, tech entrepreneurs and healthcare businesses with an interest in digital healthcare Come and make connections and access advice and support at our free Yorkshire and Humber digital healthcare event. Hear from digital health and technology investor speakers, see digital health project pitches and explore funding and business support...
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Independent Living at Home for the elderly: Resilience Award

RESILIENCE AWARD The Swiss Re Foundation Resilience Award recognises entrepreneurial initiatives that take innovative approaches to building resilient societies and realising the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. While resilience is the core theme of the annual award program, its specific focus will change depending on current trends and developments.   The 2016...
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Future of British Manufacturing Initiative

What is the initiative? It’s a hands on approach to generate sustainable, profitable growth for British design &  manufacturing SMB’s through increased productivity and greater innovation. We aim to accelerate  the pace at which British designers & manufacturers step into the Future of Making Things. How Ready are you? Before you do anything, invest 20...
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EuropaBio launches the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Awards 2016

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, is inviting small and medium sized biotech companies (SMEs) across Europe to apply for the 7th edition of the Most Innovative European Biotech SME Award – a unique annual initiative recognising biotech innovation and its contribution to society. Depending on their field of activity, SMEs can apply in 3 categories: healthcare,...
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NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative – FUNDING CALL NOW OPEN

Seedcorn Funding Competition 2016/17   The NIHR Brain Injury Healthcare Technology Co-operative is pleased to announce its second national competition. The seed funding call (up to £10,000) is for the early development of novel technology-based solutions applicable to the brain injury pathway, from prevention of injury all the way through to technologies for independent...
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Safe and effective medicines: Informatics for best practice

The annual conference of the Southern Institute for Health Informatics, SIHI 2016, at the University of Portsmouth on 20 May addresses the vital contribution of informatics to medicines optimisation. The annual NHS expenditure on medication is over £15 billion, yet within ten days of a new prescription a third of patients do not take it as directed. Many patients...
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New digital growth fund launched for Cheshire East

A new partnership between Cheshire East Council and Creative England has been launched to provide an initial investment fund of £200,000 to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses within Cheshire East. The Cheshire East digital growth programme is part of the Council's wider efforts to support the digital sector to stimulate growth by providing them with funding,...
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