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 biotechnology 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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Technology and Innovation Centres - Resource Efficiency Input

The Technology Strategy Board has been asked by the Government to set up a number of elite Technology and Innovation Centres to effectively commercialise the UK’s knowledge base. The model for these is a physical centre with 100+ people working on a topic in a very business focused way.  

We have set up one already in High Value Manufacturing and are working hard on the next two; Cell Based Therapies and Offshore Renewables. We also have a shortlist of 10 candidate areas from which two or three will be selected around the New Year for funding: http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/technology-and-innovation-centres.ashx

 

For each of the 10 candidates we are currently building and evaluating a business case.

 

The challenge with Resource Efficiency is to find those aspects of a very broad topic where there are global markets worth £billions, and where the UK has the capacity to play in the premier league.

To help us build this case we would be interested in your feedback, please visit /web/resource-efficiency/articles

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