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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The Tech for Good Challenge

Ten early stage tech social ventures that will significantly improve the life chances of young people are being sought for the Tech for Good Challenge. The contest is being organised by Big Issue Invest, the social investment arm of the foundation which originally began with a magazine to help the homeless

The Challenge is looking for the UK’s next generation of social enterprises, charities and businesses. These enterprises should employ the latest digital technologies with the potential to radically transform young people’s lives. An investment fund of £500,000 together with mentoring, nurturing and support is available for enterprises which meet the criteria. 

The ventures would have already developed or launched a product or service, or identified a potential market opportunity that can deliver both financial and social returns. The Tech for Good challenge is a partnership between Big Issue Invest and Nominet Trust with support from corporate partners. Apply at http://bigissueinvest-csv.com by 15th April 2013.

 
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