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 ICT 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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IAESTE Work Placements Exchange Programme for STEM Students

The IAESTE programme allows employers to benefit from the world’s top trainees from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors for short or long term projects. As an international student traineeship programme with more than 65 years’ experience, exchanging over 4000 trainees a year,  IAESTE is well poised to help your business succeed in a global market. ...
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E&E funding competition events - presentations and pitches

October saw a flurry of activity to support the Emerging and Enabling Technologies funding competition from Innovate UK. This £15m funding competition covered a wide range of topics and attracted over 500 delegates to events around the UK. After the London launch in September, the KTN team went to Manchester, Belfast, Cardiff, Bristol and Glasgow, with assistance and support from...
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New Funding Programme Announced: Analysis for Innovators

Come and hear about a new £6.5m competition and very different approach to Innovate UK funding programmes! Analysis for Innovators  is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies that want to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within their existing business. ...
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Your opinion is needed: Building UK-China Innovation Future | UK Business Survey

China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are relatively unexplored. There are substantial demands from Chinese businesses and government to work with UK innovation base. Equally, the demands from UK businesses and innovators for further support in...
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Find out how to develop an innovation strategy that is designed for growth

KTN in conjunction with Smallfry is planning to hold a Midlands located event (date to be confirmed) on i nnovation strategies and how these strategies can be designed for growth . The event will be of interest to all those who are innovative or within an innovative environment. There will be presentations by Martin Orrill (former Head of Innovation at British Gas) on how...
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Advanced Engineering Show -KTN Enabling Innovation Zone

The Advanced Engineering show brings together OEMs, Tier 1 manufacturers and many working across the supply chain in aerospace; automotive; motorsport; transport; civil engineering and other sectors.    The KTN are pleased to announce that this year they are part of the Enabling Innovation area, in partnership with Magna International. The KTN have stepped up their...
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Book Your Place at Innovate 2016 Today - 10% Discount Code

Innovate 2016 will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. If you have not yet purchased your ticket for this two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses, why not take advantage of the 10% discount code and book your place today!   What is Innovate 2016? Innovate 2016 is brought to...
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New £15 Million Enabling and Emerging Technology Competition Announced

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects to help businesses broaden out innovation activities, to find new sources of revenue from new products, processes or services. Projects will: harness E&E technologies across the economy develop and scale-up research and development to bring ideas, processes and products closer to availability at...
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Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding Available for Great Ideas: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

  Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection   The fourth iteration of this successful cross-Government research call is seeking innovation in all aspects of explosives and weapons detection. This research call is seeking...
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Funding Competition: Global Cooperation Feasibility Studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2 million 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. Innovate UK will fund projects with eligible costs of up to £30,000 for each project....
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Advanced Engineering - Innovation Challenge Now Live

Magna in partnership with the KTN  is sponsoring the ‘’Innovation Challenge’’ at this Year’s Advanced Engineering event to held in Birmingham, November 2 and 3.  Selected organisations will be invited to exhibit their innovative ideas and network with potential partners and investors, and participate in a pitching competition where the most innovative and disruptive...
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Industry invited to special reception at New Designers 2016

Industrialists and entrepreneurs interested in fresh ideas and expertise in design are invited to attend a special industry event at the ‘Thursday Late’ as part of New Designers 2016. The reception will be hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in collaboration IORMA — the Global Consumer Commerce Centre, and  The Manufacturer  magazine. New Designers is a...
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New £15M Innovate UK R&D competition is open to all UK companies

Innovate UK is investing up to £15M in innovative R&D projects through the first of its "Open" funding competitions. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts, which can be drawn from any technology, engineering or industrial area, including Innovate UK’s 4 priority sectors for growth ( Emerging and Enabling Technologies;  Health and Life...
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Innovate UK launch its first women only competition

The first women only Innovate UK competition opened on 1st June and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Recent reports show that women are half as likely to start a business than men (RBS Inspiring women in enterprise), Innovate UK want to harness the talent of women entrepreneurs, which they believe could significantly enhance UK economic...
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CALL FOR PAPERS: COMSAT 2016

Find out about the latest R&D challenges, technologies and applications in this inaugural Call for Papers conference in satellite communications.   Intended to bring together military and commercial satellite technologists, IET COMSAT aims to focus on the challenges and opportunities for the mutual transfer of technology between commercial and military environments: ...
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AEC Hackathon 3.3 LONDON

Following the successful outcomes from the 2015 AEC Hackathon that went on to inspire some unlikely collaborations, new business set-ups and ventures, KTN teams up with InnovateUK, the Future Cities Catapult and AECHackathon (Architecture/Engineering/Construction) to see if we can go better, bigger and wider. This is a call out to data owners, urban living challenge custodians and...
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Manufacturing and Materials Competition - £15m, now open!

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. We will fund projects that aim to lead to increased UK SME productivity, competitiveness and growth.   Projects need to be led by a business and must involve at least one SME. They can be carried out by...
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£1.5m Newton Fund competition now open: Agri-food innovation in Turkey

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.5 million for UK participants developing innovative solutions to challenges within the agri-food sector in Turkey, and there are elements in the scope which may of interest for ICT and digital organisations.   The Agri-Food Innovation in Turkey competition is run in partnership with the Newton-Kâtip Çelebi Fund. A UK business must lead the...
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New frontiers in tech: Intel refocuses on big data, the cloud and IoT

IT giant, Intel Corporation, is undergoing a massive shift in strategy. While jobs fall by the wayside, Intel has its eye firmly on what analysts are calling ‘new frontiers in technology’, and there are signs that the other tech behemoths are set to follow suit.    Last week,  Intel CEO Brian Krzanich outlined his strategy for the chip giant in the years ahead, as it...
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CPSE Labs call for proposals to help improve technology readiness levels for applications of cyber-physical systems, including autonomous vehicles

Cyber-Physical Systems Engineering Labs  (CPSE Labs) - the EU Horizon 2020 funded network of design centres in France, UK, Sweden, Spain and Germany as part of the Smart Anything Everywhere initiative - has  today issued a call for proposals for innovative projects from technology and engineering firms for industrial experiments to develop innovative cyber-physical products and...
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£40m loan fund to support small firms’ growth (UK)

The Enterprise Ventures’ SME Loan Fund was launched in late 2015 and provides loans to established and growing SMEs in all sectors and across all areas of the UK, with a particular focus in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside. The aim of the scheme is to encourage business growth. For example, a business may require additional working capital to fund expansion, cover the cost of...
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BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework and system. These ideas will help shape the National Innovation Plan, which is due to be published later this year. To read more and participate, please visit the  Citizen Space...
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FinanceCamp North East - Helping regional businesses to secure investment

Businesses need investment. Investors need businesses. FinanceCamp brings everyone together to make exciting things happen.    The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is proud to be a partner of  FinanceCamp North East - the smart new way for regional businesses to secure the right kind of investment to fit their plans for growth.  This new programme of support...
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Getting Investment Ready: free investment readiness workshop to help startups

Quantiply , the investment-readiness and access to finance platform, invite you to their 'Getting Investment Ready' workshop at 2pm on 26th April in Edinburgh at Informatics Forum.   The workshop will help startups put their best foot forward when going for investment. From communications and messaging to R&D tax credits and legal services, the workshop highlights what...
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Designing a European Innovation Council: A Call for Ideas

Positive steps have been taken in recent years to integrate an innovation component into EU programmes and policies, in particular Horizon 2020. However, the array of support mechanisms can be difficult to navigate, and lacks the flexibility and responsiveness that disruptive innovation requires. The Commission is therefore seeking the views of stakeholders via this online Call for...
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