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.

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NEW Infrastructure Systems Funding competition

Infrastructure forms the backbone for economic stability, growth, competitiveness and productivity in modern society and is key for social wellbeing and environmental sustainability. Yet these infrastructure systems in the UK, and globally, face increasing social and environmental pressures. As an example, to be successful in the future, cities need to deliver a thriving economy, great quality of life and reduced environmental footprint, whilst managing growing economic, social and environmental stresses.

What is the opportunity?

Innovate UK are to invest up to £15m in business led, innovative projects in Infrastructure Systems, provisionally including:

  • Solutions for affordable, sustainable and secure energy systems
  • Innovative solutions for Nuclear Fission
  • Innovative solutions for Offshore Wind
  • Solutions for connected transport through the integration of multimodal transportation systems
  • Resilience of infrastructure and cities to environmental and societal pressure
  • Integrated solutions to systemic challenges in urban areas

Where possible, projects should address more than one of these areas particularly through the introduction of cross-cutting technologies (e.g. digital, sensors, autonomous systems) that can address system integration.

Briefing & Brokerage Events

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘Infrastructure Systems’.

The briefing events will include:

  • an opportunity to hear about the scope of the competition in more detail
  • an opportunity to network and develop cross sector partnerships for the competition
  • an opportunity to meet with InnovateUK for 1 to 1 discussions about the competition

Who should attend?

This event will benefit businesses, academics, researchers and local authorities involved in energy systems, resilient urban systems, connected transport systems (Autonomous Vehicles not in scope) and pulling in new technologies from digital, communications, sensors, electronics and novel materials sectors.

To register for the events click on the links below:

How can I find out more about it?

Details about the competition will shortly be posted on the Innovate UK website.

For more details contact Jenni McDonnell: Jenni.mcdonnell@ktn-uk.org

 

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