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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Innovate UK invests £561 million to back cutting-edge UK firms

Innovate UK is to invest £561 million in innovation over the next 12 months and take a more focused and efficient approach to supporting innovative UK companies.   The delivery plan for the year 2016 to 2017 includes: A new sector focus that is easier for industry, investors and government to work with. A five-point plan to underpin activity across these...
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Smart IoT London, 12-13 April - don't miss out!

12-13 April 2016 | ExCeL Centre, London, UK | 9.30am – 5pm The Internet of Things is radically redefining just what it means to be connected. It will present unmissable, undreamt-of possibilities for businesses all over the world. But it will need explaining. That’s where Smart IoT London 2016 comes in. Join us this April in London for the largest and most influential...
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Innovate UK family-Funding and Support available for 2016-17

Innovate UK family-Funding and Support available for 2016-17 April 22nd - Park Royal Hotel, Stretton Rd, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4NS   Presenter(s) Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Living and Built Environment, Innovate UK Ian Holmes, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point, Innovate UK Jonathan Abra, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN Ben Peace,...
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Industry 4.0 is setting sail, is the UK on board?

The decline of British steel making shows what happens when the UK doesn't match the competition's efforts; it's a warning to shore up other types of manufacturing. Industry 4.0 is set to drive up manufacturing’s share of GDP in Europe by 20 percent over the next five years. With its expertese in software and sensors, the UK has a golden ticket. Are its manufacturers on board? Because the...
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VOOM 2016: Pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1M in prizes

VOOM 2016 takes place over 14 weeks, including a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon (a Guinness World Records attempt, in fact), and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson and the six winning businesses will share over £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes, plus additional support.   ...
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Apply for a £5K Innovation Voucher from Invest Northern Ireland

Invest Northern Ireland have opened a call for £5K Innovation Vouchers. An Innovation Voucher provides funding to small and medium sized businesses to work with an expert from a University, College or other Public Sector Research Body bringing new knowledge to help businesses innovate, develop and grow. Application deadline: 22 April 2016 at 3pm. Find out more at ...
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Are you an innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities? SME Instrument workshop, 7 April London

Enterprise Europe Network are hosting an SME Intrument workshop , aimed at  innovative SMEs seeking new funding opportunities, on 7th April in London.   What is the SME Instrument? Provided with about €3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or...
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Invitation to co-badge events with Venturefest Scotland 2016

Venturefest Scotland returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors. Building on the success of the inaugural 2015 event we are looking to create a series of national, Venturefest, co-badged events in the months leading up to the big day. We are now looking for event hosts...
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Could your company benefit from engineering biology?

Could your company contribute to or benefit from engineering biology? Would you like to learn more about this emerging technology?  SynBioCITE and IET are hosting an 'Engineering Biology' workshop on 5th April in central London to showcase the UK's strengths in synthetic biology and show how companies are benefitting from the latest innovative R&D. The...
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Imminent new measures to accelerate the future of retail

A third of UK retail jobs will be lost within the next decade with the closure of thousands of shops warns a new report. So what will the future of retail look like?  A British Retail Consortium (BRC) report , released on Monday, blames the rising costs facing retail businesses on the upcoming increase to the National Living Wage and the imminent apprenticeship levy. These, it...
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Further funding released for Summer 2016 Internships

Internships are being sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University – such as chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering, environmental science, maths and statistics, physics, and psychology. Santander is helping 35 SMEs access final year students by funding 50% of the cost of an internship, which can be 3 months full...
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New NHS testbeds highlight need for security in the internet of things

Multi-million pound investment, a research hub and now two NHS testbeds - progress is apparent in the internet of things (IoT). But what are we doing about security?    There’s activity aplenty in the UK's IoT space. A £10m city demonstrator for Manchester was unveiled last month, a new research hub is being led by University College London and, just last week, at the...
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EU Cyber Opportunity worth up to €11m

We’re pleased to attach here an invitation to tender for a new project under the European Commission, Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development – EuropeAid. It is worth up to €11m in 2017 and is expected to be followed by a larger procurement for 2018 and beyond. The deadline for Expressions of Interest is 12 February at 0900 Brussels Time.   As you...
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Blockchain: Adoption speed of Bitcoin’s underlying technology “unprecedented”

In the past year, the speed of exploration and adoption of Bitcoin’s underlying technology Blockchain is without precedent, according to PWC leaders.   A Blockchain is a combination of time-stamped and digitally signed transactions hosted on an accessible ledger. Quick and transparent, it’s been hailed by many as having importance to rival the internet itself.    ...
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BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students — to submit their  innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.   A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and  implementation...
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Look out for the Internet of Flying Things as business takes to the skies in 2016

The battle for business advantage is moving to the skies as retailers, the construction industry, security and sports firms look to commercial drones to out perform competition in 2016.    Spearheaded by Amazon, the online retailer whose videos of drone deliveries were dismissed as pie in the sky as recently as two years ago, companies large and small are discovering the...
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Funding Opportunity: Energy Game Changer

InnovateUK , in collaboration with the  Knowledge Transfer Network  will be hosting brokerage events in February to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer. The events will be an opportunity to find out more about the competition and to connect with potential collaborators across the supply chain.   What is the opportunity? The energy sector is one of...
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Beware the digital disparity

Digitisation is not just about buying IT equipment and systems. The most explosive growth is now in usage as companies continue to integrate digital tools into an ever-widening variety of business processes, says a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute. Not only is the US only reaching 18 per cent of its digital potential, but there is great disparity in the digitisation of many...
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Boosting the IoT in southern UK

An explosion of new location based services has made 2015 the year of the sensor leading many to predict that next year will be all about the Internet of Things, with myriad opportunities to empower individuals, especially at home. IoTUK Boost wants to accelerate this in southern UK by supporting 20 startups who have ideas, products or services that could make a difference to the health and...
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Businesses urged to tap into science and technology young talent through summer 2016 internships

Businesses are being urged to benefit from the technical knowledge and fresh ideas of leading students. Internships are being sought for students studying a range of technical subjects at Lancaster University – such as chemistry, computing and communications, cyber-security, engineering, environmental science, maths and statistics, physics, and psychology. Experts at the...
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China-UK Newton Fund call now open! Opportunities for the ICT Sector

  Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) for the People's Republic of China are to invest up to £16 million in the China–UK research and innovation bridges competition . This will fund projects which propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of China in...
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UK ahead of US in global ICT

A new report by the International Telecommunication Union assessed different countries across a variety of factors to score them on the ICT Development Index, the UK came in only behind South Korea, Denmark and Iceland and ahead of the US.   The report assessed countries in terms of their ICT access, which included the number of fixed and mobile telephone subscriptions, the...
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Energy efficient computing: moving up the climate change to-do list

The UN climate change talks, taking place in Paris this week, are an opportunity for negotiators from 195 countries to hammer out a comprehensive deal to curb global warning. Yet, how much of their discussion centres on the impact of computing? It’s exponential growth has a corresponding impact on energy consumption.     Experts at a recent Innovation Leaders Forum in...
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Presentations from Horizon 2020 briefing : ICT Topics 2016 - Cloud Computing & Software Technologies

Slides from Horizon 2020 Cloud Computing & Software Technologies event
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India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition: Clean-tech, affordable healthcare and ICT

Innovate UK and the Government of India are to invest up to £3.4 million in the  India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition: Clean-tech, affordable healthcare and ICT . This will fund projects that propose new commercial solutions to critical challenges impacting the socio-economic growth and development of India in relation to its clean-tech, healthcare...
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Horizon 2020: the next steps

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HPC in H2020

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Wayra launches new call for digital startups

Wayra, Telefonica’s innovation accelerator, has announced a new call to find digital...