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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Design for Future Climate Change showcase conference

12 June, at the Building Centre.  Now open for registration

 

This event will showcase projects funded during the two phases of the Technology Strategy Board Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings competition.

 

It will provide an overview of why adaptation is important and showcase the challenges and opportunities that are available to built environment professionals, clients, decision makers and local authorities.

 

The event will provide the policy and practice context to adaptation from the points of view of engineers, architects and policy makers, to demonstrate future opportunities and how we can continue to develop the agenda.  It will also give delegates the opportunity to hear from project teams that have been developing adaptation strategies in response to identified climate risks.

 

The presenters will highlight the innovative solutions they have developed to adapt their buildings in terms of comfort (e.g. management of internal temperatures), construction (e.g. stability of foundations in changing ground conditions) and water management (e.g. increasing resilience to flooding).

 

Register for the conference here.

 

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