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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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Three Day Mathematical Support for Agri-food SME's

  • Are you an SME working in this Agri-food Sector?
  • Do you have data challenges? Modelling problems? Anything which could benefit from quantitative rigour?
  • If so, you probably have challenges which a mathematical scientist could help you with!
  • Would you like three-days FREE support?
  • Read on...

In brief....

The Knowledge Transfer Network and Innovate UK will be hosting a short Study Group to support SME's in Agri-food to get access to the excellence the UK boasts in the mathematical science (a similar Study Group was run for manufacturing in July 2016 - see here for details).

The provisional timing for this will be in January 2017 in a location TBC. 

If you are interested to find out more, email matt.butchers@ktn-uk.org or 07715082259


Interested but Need Inspiration?

The KTN with Harper Adams ran an inital workshop on this topic last year. The slides and videos are in the table below.

Simon Blackmore & Ivan Grove

Harper Adams University

Overview of Precision Agriculture

Slides | Video 1 | Video 2


David Speller

Applied Group

Pitch from Applied Group

Slides | Video


Andy Barker

Barworth Agriculture Ltd

Pitch from Barworth Agriculture Ltd



Andreas Petrilli

Briefing Media

Helping Farmers Deal with Market Volatility

Slides | Video


Andrew Mead

Rothamsted Research Ltd.

Quantitative Expertise at Rothamsted Research

Slides | Video


Alastair Craighead

G’s Growers

Pitch from G’s Growers



Robert Boyce

Ice Robotics

Machine Learning for Dairy Cattle Health and Welfare


Callum Harvey

On Behalf Of: Innovent Technology

Pitch from Innovent Technology



Sam Hoste

Quantech Solutions

The Grassometer Precision Pasture Farming

Slides | Video


Femke van den Berg / Alice Milne

Rothamsted Research Ltd.

Quantitative Research for Sustainable Crop Protection and Precision Agriculture



Laura Randall

Raft Solutions

Translating Agri-Maths into Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Dairy & Beef Production

Slides | Video


Hannah Rose

University of Bristol

Climate Smart Parasite Control



Clive Blacker


Introduction to UK Trade and Investment


Chris Farmer

Oxford University

Could Mathematical Methods from other Industries be of help in Agriculture?

Slides | Video

Alan Champneys

University of Bristol

Novel Ideas in Mathematical Modeling of Supply Networks

Slides | Video

Kim Travis

Syngenta Ltd.

Syngenta and Maths

Slides | Video


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