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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.

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New Measurement Network to encourage innovation throughout the UK

Businesses and universities across the UK can sign up to access the most up to date measurement knowledge and research to add weight to their work and help new ideas flourish. On 20 May the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) will launch its new Measurement Network to provide comprehensive access to the latest measurement science. It will bring together nineteen existing NPL knowledge transfer clubs and networks into a central hub – making it easier for a wide range of stakeholders to engage with NPL and for new groups to develop as technologies change.

The Network is designed to stimulate innovation in the UK by providing easy access to world-class measurement knowledge and expertise through a single network. By uniting existing groups under a single banner, NPL will be able to provide a more efficient and coordinated service for stakeholders including industrial partners, SMEs, universities and manufacturers.

The new network will provide targeted events and information for members. This will disseminate the latest research and knowledge from NPL in the sectors that are most relevant to each member.

Key markets and user communities will be invited to collaborate with NPL to provide measurement input into other fora such as the Knowledge Transfer Networks, building links to maximise reach and impact.

Jane Tebbey, Network Manager at NPL said:

“Economists have shown that our work in cutting edge measurement science contributes approximately £2 billion per annum to UK GDP. We want to make sure that the effects of this work are felt as widely as possible across the businesses and campuses of the UK, and have established the Measurement Network to do just that. I want to encourage, industrialists, academics and policymakers to sign up and see the benefits that NPL can bring to them.”

Measurement Network members will also have the opportunity to influence the research that NPL undertakes by setting the direction that the network should take. This will ensure that some of the work NPL undertakes is driven by the needs of the community and seeks to address the measurement challenges facing industry.

Organisations and individuals who want to become members should sign up now at www.npl.co.uk/measurement-network to gain access to all that the network can offer their research and business.

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