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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Innovation grants for business: apply for funding

You can apply for funding to test the feasibility of your idea, research and develop it and demonstrate it in a prototype.   Innovate UK funding competitions cover the following industry sectors:   emerging and enabling technologies infrastructure systems health and life sciences manufacturing and materials Innovate UK also have an open...
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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...
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Integrating thermal storage materials into energy systems

On the 23rd March the KTN hosted a workshop on behalf of InnovateUK to investigate the opportunities for integrating innovative thermal storage materials into low carbon energy systems. The invited delegates comprised of academics, policymakers and industry who are all involved in the development of novel thermal storage technologies, including phase change materials, thermochemical...
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RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2016

The RIBA has launched the President’s Awards for Research 2016 for academics and practitioners with new award categories and submission guidelines.   Awards will be made in each category from three shortlisted entries and all shortlisted papers will be published by the RIBA. The strongest overall submission will be awarded the President’s Medal for Research.  The categories...
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BIS seeks ideas for the upcoming National Innovation Plan

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has launched a Call for Ideas on Citizen Space to seek interesting views on how the UK should further develop its innovation framework and system. These ideas will help shape the National Innovation Plan, which is due to be published later this year. To read more and participate, please visit the Citizen Space consultation page ....
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STARTING SOON IN 10 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES: NEW SERIES OF FREE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES IN NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS

H2020 EU funded project MEnS -  Meeting of Energy Professional Skills           The second cohort of free postgraduate level training courses in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) is starting around Europe. Find out the course in your country and who to contact to apply   Visit the...
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Beattie Passive opens new factory to meet demand for retrofit

Innovate UK helps Norfolk construction firm develop a 'wrap around' building system that can achieve dramatic savings in home heating bills.    Norfolk company has launched an innovative retrofit build system that can reduce heating bills on cold, poorly performing homes by up to 80%.   Beattie Passive Construction’s ‘wrap-around’ solution, called TCosyTM,...
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How businesses can use design in early stage innovation

The benefits of using design in early stage innovation are well articulated and appreciated by Innovate UK . This latest KTN guide puts it into practice and sets out how businesses can create the right conditions and orient activity to shape the early stages of developing innovative products and services.   The guide is intended to help businesses navigate the fog of...
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Pitch your sustainable product to our panel

Wates is committed to finding new products and technologies to deliver long term sustainable buildings. To support this aim, we are launching a competition on behalf of our customers to identify and support innovative ‘market ready’ low carbon sustainable products or technologies that can offer direct resource efficiency benefits to existing commercial buildings, such as reducing energy...
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Are you an innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities? SME Instrument workshop, 7 April London

Enterprise Europe Network are hosting an  SME Intrument workshop , aimed at innovative SME seeking new funding opportunities, on 7th April in London.   What is the SME Instrument? Provided with about €3 billion in funding over the period 2014-2020, the SME Instrument helps high-potential SMEs to develop groundbreaking innovative ideas for products, services or...
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Circular Economy Thinking in Construction Workshop Report Now Available

Following the workshop “Circular Economy Thinking in Construction” held on the 12 th February, the Green Construction Board have produced a knowledge report of the workshop. Over 90 people attended the event, which featured guest speakers from: the Green Construction Board,  Innovate UK, Turntoo, PCSG, BAM Construct UK Ltd, National Federation of Demolition Contractors, Construction...
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Mayor of London: Smart London Investor Showcase - Applications Open

As part of the Mayor’s Smart London vision, talented entrepreneurs are invited to showcase their innovative solutions which respond to challenge areas, critical to the development of a smarter London. As London grows to an estimated 10 million residents in 2030, new pressures are being placed on the city. In order to meet these challenges and to keep its world-class status, London must...
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Innovate UK’s 5 tips to secure funding for start-ups and small businesses

Here is Innovate UK’s essential advice and tips on securing funding. Whether a startup, small business or SME make sure you watch the video and subscribe to their channel for more funding advice. Click here for the video.  
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FREE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING COURSES IN NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDINGS: JOIN IN ONE OF THE 10 PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES

H2020 EU funded project MEnS -  Meeting of Energy Professional Skills           A series of free postgraduate level training courses in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) is starting around Europe. Find out the course in your country and who to contact to apply   These...
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Back to the Future of Retail: Episode 1

For the past few years, bricks-and mortar retailers have been fighting to compete with the convenience and immediacy provided by online shopping. No longer limited to what is available in-store, consumers can access, order and, if they want, personalize the experience as well as the physical products they buy. An entire universe of goods can be delivered to any location they choose. ...
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BFI Fuller Challenge

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from  all over the world — including scientists, designers, architects, activists,  artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students — to submit their  innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems.   A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and  implementation...
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Buckminster Fuller Challenge - 2016 call for proposals open

Each year, The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) invites people from all over the world—including scientists, designers, architects, activists, artists, planners, entrepreneurs, and students—to submit their innovative solutions to humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 grand prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy, but the Fuller...
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Reducing Energy Demand with Smart Buildings

On 12th-13th October 2015, KTN, in partnership with TEDDINET and Innovate UK, hosted a 2 day conference that brought together 200 people from academia, industry and policy to explore how research and innovation are creating new technologies and applications for reducing energy demand with smart buildings. Keynote speeches provided perspectives from policy (Craig Lucas from DECC),...
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District Heating Conference 4th November 2015

I was fortunate to attend REHAU’s District Heating Conference on 4 th November 2015, at the Building Centre, as both a delegate and speaker.  With District heating being an important part of DECC’s heat strategy this one day conference was a great opportunity to explore some of the issues and challenges of the industry.  The first speaker Guy Boulby gave us DECC’s vision for...
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Building data exchange hack weekend

To launch our Building Data Exchange, this hack weekend aims to bring the built environment community together with digital innovators and entrepreneurs to unlock new data driven solutions for the management of building performance.   This hackathon is the perfect opportunity for built environment experts, entrepreneurs, technologists, developers and creative professionals to...
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Introducing the Building Data Exchange

The Digital Catapult is excited to be working with Innovate UK to research, develop and deliver datasets and lessons for industry. The Digital Catapult and Innovate UK are working together – a result of work on the  Building Performance Evaluation (BPE)  Programme and Innovate UK’s aim of opening this data up for digital innovation. The Digital Catapult is doing this through...
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Enter SimBest, a project to gather and disseminate best practices in the use of simulation & modelling tools across many sectors

Engineering design is a multidisciplinary field, operating at the intersection of science, mathematics and engineering to create functional products and processes. Specialist products, cars, bridges, aeroplanes and buildings are all brought to fruition thanks to the close collaboration of engineering teams filled with specialist skills. Think – for example – of the amount of effort that goes...
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Smart Home Breakthrough: Assuring trust in Smart Home Systems for Consumers

Every day sees an example of an organisation being subverted through cyber crime or attack and their data being stolen - last week Talk Talk - next week who? What is not apparent is that this is an equal risk for the growing body of Smart home users, manufacturers and retailers. How can Smart Home systems be made secure - will you be at risk? What is the role of retailers...
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Interface has launched Scotland’s first awards to celebrate innovation from business and academic partnerships.

The Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards on 25 February 2016 will recognise, reward and celebrate the achievements that are being made through business and academic collaborations and form a key component of the 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. Knowledge exchange is the term used when businesses work with academia to exchange ideas, evidence and expertise. These...
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Call for Participants: Front Meeting of Skills on NZEB and retrofit for buildings managers and professionals

    H2020 EU founded project     MEnS -  Meeting of Energy Professional Skills Front Meeting of Skills London, 25 th  to 27 th  November 2015 Limited places are available - Deadline for applications now extended: 20 th November 2015   Agenda now available here   ...
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