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

UK Regenerative Medicine Platform invites "Challenge Ideas"

The sponsors of the UK Regenerative Medicine Platform (UKRMP) have issued a call for ‘Challenge Ideas’ to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to highlight scientific areas, generic technologies and platform approaches that would significantly advance the overall mission of the Platform in its next phase. The closing date for submission of ‘Challenge Ideas’ is...
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CRACK IT 2016 Challenges - funding to replace, reduce and refine the use of animals

The CRACK IT challenge-led competition funds collaborations between industry, academics and SMEs to solve business and scientific 'Challenges' which if solved will deliver 3Rs and commercial benefits, either by improving business processes or developing a commercialisable product. The 2016 CRACK IT Challenges competition consists of four Challenges identified jointly by the...
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South West Interactive Healthcare Programme seeks applications from the creative sector

The  South West Interactive Healthcare Programme  is currently seeking applications from the creative sector in addition to healthcare.  This £500,000 competition is funded by Creative England’s regional growth fund and run by South West and West of England Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) in conjunction with SETsquared.  The priorities themes...
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Funding opportunities for advanced therapy medicinal products

Blog from  Sarah Goulding and Mark Bustard: Greetings! As people come back from the ‘holidays’ KTN is checking in that you are exploring the Innovate UK funding calls currently available where advanced therapy medicinal products ( ATMPs) are in scope -and that you can contact us at KTN for support. These include  BioMedical Catalyst  (14 September...
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How does a move abroad impact on a career in life sciences?

Hobson Prior have recently published the first instalment of report on Career Trends in Life Sciences. Part 1:  Global mobility in life sciences  explores the motives behind international career moves, and gives some of the facts around pay, employee support and what to expect from a career in life sciences abroad. You can download the report from  ...
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EU to invest € 51.6 million more in innovative SMEs via SME Instrument

The Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2016-2017 has recently been updated and the good news is that the SME Instrument budget has been increased to €437.5 million to be invested in innovation small and medium-sized businesses. The budget increase for 2017 affects four topics: Healthcare and biotechnology (SMEInst-05 topic) € 35 million Sustainable agriculture,...
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Funding for global cooperation feasibility studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2M to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business networks. The aim is to enable commercial research and innovation partnerships, and future collaboration.   About the funding They will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30K for...
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Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. This year's event includes: an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations inspirational keynotes from some of the most...
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Looking to scale & grow your business? Come to Venturefest Scotland, 1 Sep 2016, Glasgow

Venturefest Scotland is an annual, business innovation event for ambitious Scottish SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors, academics and innovators designed to inspire, inform and connect. Last year 612 delegates attended; this year 1,000 are expected. Taking place on Thursday 1 September 2016 at the Glasgow Science Centre, the event is FREE to attend and provides a platform for Scottish...
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£9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and Medical Research Council (MRC) have pre-announced a £9M call for Networks in Vector Borne Disease (VBD) Research .   About the funding This call forms part of BBSRC’s and MRC’s activities under the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and therefore requires Networks to address VBD challenges...
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Newton Fund Institutional Links and Researcher Links workshops now open

THE JULY 2016 ROUND OF INSTITUTIONAL LINKS AND RESEARCHER LINKS WORKSHOPS AND TRAVEL GRANTS ARE NOW OPEN, AND CLOSE ON 19 SEPTEMBER. LINKS ARE AVAILABLE FURTHER DOWN THE PAGE. PLEASE NOTE THAT NOT ALL OF THE NEWTON FUND COUNTRIES ARE INCLUDED IN EACH CALL.   The Newton Fund promotes the economic development and welfare in partnering countries, through science and...
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Welcome to the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA)

Do you have an evidence-based innovation that will improve health outcomes at lower cost than current standard practice? Is your innovation ready to be scaled across the NHS? Are you passionate about sharing the learnings about your experiences? If so, the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA) would like to hear from you. After a successful first year, the NIA is open for...
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GCRF Call for Evidence - Research Councils UK

The Government Spending Review on 25th November 2015 announced “a new £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund, to ensure UK science takes the lead in addressing the problems faced by developing countries, whilst developing our ability to deliver cutting-edge research”. The Global Challenges Research Fund is a BIS initiative which operates across a number of delivery partners, including...
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Introducing Innovate UK sectors - health & life sciences Challenges

Introducing our sectors - health & life sciences Challenges Increasingly, innovation - across all sectors, is being driven by common factors, including: rapidly growing global population ageing demographic increasing urbanisation burden of diseases These factors are accelerating...
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New funding model to speed up NHS access to innovative treatments

The head of NHS England has announced a new programme to fast-track cutting-edge innovations from across the globe to the NHS frontline. In his keynote speech to around 1,000 NHS leaders at the  NHS Confederation Conference  in Manchester, Simon Stevens announced that for the first time the NHS will provide an explicit national reimbursement route for new medtech...
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Queen's Birthday Honours 2016

Congratulations to the following people closely connected with the MRC who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list: Dr Richard Treisman, Research Director, Francis Crick Institute, has been awarded a knighthood for services to biomedical science and to cancer research. Professor Doug Turnbull , Director, Newcastle University Centre for Brain Ageing and...
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Liverpool self-care programme cuts emergency admissions

A study of a large scale, supported self-care programme in Liverpool has found clear reductions in emergency admissions and secondary care costs for some patients. The study, which was launched at the King’s Fund with the support of NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group and Philips, also attempted to address some of the issues that have bedevilled previous attempts to measure the...
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KTN at New Designers '16- Design for Alzheimer’s and Dementia -The Inside Story

Another year and another round of young enthusiastic graduate designers descended on the Business Design Centre, London for the 31st New Designers exhibition, which annually celebrates the fruits of the UK’s world-class art and design education sector. The event was held over two weeks and supported by John Lewis, Virgin Atlantic, Lego, plus an array of other well-known brands. ...
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£10 million Biomedical Catalyst 2016 competition now open

A new funding boost of £57.5 million was announced for the UK’s energy and infrastructure, biomedical and quantum technology sectors by Business Secretary Sajid Javid at the first inter-ministerial group on business engagement. Chaired by the Business Secretary, the meeting brought together ministers from across government to discuss issues and challenges facing businesses in all...
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Global Challenges Research Fund - call for evidence

The £1.5 billion Global Challenges Research Fund has been set up  to ensure UK science takes the lead in addressing the problems faced by developing countries, whilst developing our ability to deliver cutting-edge research. It is a BIS initiative which operates across a number of delivery partners, including the Research Councils, National Academies and HEFCE. They have have...
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Women In Innovation £200K Funding Briefing - Webinar

Innovate UK  has up to £200,000 and a package of tailored support to award to businesswomen who have exciting ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation and deliver significant economic growth. This is the first women only  Innovate UK competition  and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Each of the 12 finalists in...
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Fund for Digital Healthcare Innovation in the South West now open

The South West Academic Health Science Network in conjunction with Creative England, West of England Academic Health Science Network and SETsquared are pleased to announce the South West Interactive Healthcare Programme, pledging £500,000 for creative and digital companies to develop innovative healthcare technology and solutions. Financed by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund, the...
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Assessing priorities for NICE - funding, improving quality and implementing the Accelerated Access Review

Assessing priorities for NICE - funding, improving quality and implementing the Accelerated Access Review 12th January, London This conference will assess the future of NICE in health and social care.   The agenda includes keynote addresses from  Professor David Haslam , Chair, NICE and  Professor Gillian Leng , Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Health...
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Space for Innovation

Space for Innovation 14-15 September, London A unique opportunity to build cross-sector relationships, learn, and explore how research in the unique environment of space is creating opportunities to meet key challenges here on Earth, and how you could get involved. A cross-section of expert speakers will give perspectives – including first-hand case studies – showing how...
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BIA publishes new report on UK biotech financing

The Bioindustry Association (BIA), working in partnership with Evaluate and the London Stock Exchange (LSE), has published a new report -  Money, momentum and maturity: UK biotech financing and deals in 2015/16  - looking at trends in follow-on funding, venture capital activity, the strength of the R&D pipeline and rate of regulatory approvals. 2015 saw an...
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