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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Call for Knowledge Transfer Projects in Natural Hazards

Through the PURE network, we have resources available to support short Knowledge Transfer Projects, of between 3 and 6 months, in the area of natural hazards.  These are collaborative projects, in which a company or public sector agency hosts a postgraduate researcher from a university research group.  We plan to support 5 projects in the current round, but may increase this number depending on demand.

The first step towards initiating a project is for the host organisation to complete a short Expression of Interest and return it to Lorcan Mac Manus.  We will then assist in finding partners (if necessary) and in developing the project plan.  The Expression of Interest form should be returned by 30 November 2011.

PURE will provide 40-60% of the total cost, depending on the size of the host organisation.  The cost of a 3-month project to an organisation with fewer than 250 employees is £3,760, with intermediate points up to £8,880 for a 6-month project in a large organisation.

These projects will build on the successful internship programme that has been developed by the Industrial Mathematics KTN.  The following links provide some relevant examples of previous projects in the natural hazards space.

 

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