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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ICE State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2010

The UK’s energy sector and local transport networks have fared the worst in the latest State of the Nation report released today by ICE. State of the Nation: Infrastructure 2010 found the UK’s infrastructure to be in poor condition overall and warned the new Government it has very little time to act if we are to have sustainable, working water, waste, energy and transport...
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Design for Future Climate: Adapting Buildings competition: materials & available reports to support applicants

The Technology Strategy Board and the MBE KTNs offering those interested in the design for future climate funding competition to obtain copies of those publications produced to support applicants.  If you are interested in these information resources on adaptation, please request access to the reports here .
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Presentations from Access e2b event 17 June 2010 Available

On 17th June 2010 the MBE KTN held a briefing event on the Energy Efficient Buildings European Initiative.   Jeremy Watson, Director Global Research at Arup and Chief Scientific Advisor to CLG, welcomed everyone and set the context for the day.  Peter Whittington, Director of the Construction Sector Unit at BIS, provided an excellent overview of the policy drivers behind the e2b...
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UKTI TAP awards for Composites Europe 2010

There are a limited number of UKTI Trade Access Programme (TAP) grants available UK companies to exhibit at Composites Europe 2010. The grants are for £1000. For further details click here .   If you have any question please contact Dr Sue Halliwell , Composites UK Secretary via email .
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Design for Future Climate

We have announced earlier that the UK Technology Strategy Board (TSB) launched a new competition  'Design for Future Climate’. In relation to this competition the report 'Design for Future Climate: opportunities for adaptation in the built environment' by Bill Gething is published on the Technology Strategy Board website . The report focuses on the effect of a...
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Energy Efficiency and Working with Europe Event

  Energy Efficiency and Working with Europe Event   – 17 th June 2010 | 10am – 2pm | Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London.        To help you learn more about this exciting opportunity the MBE-KTN, together with Arup, are holding an event to enable you to find out more about working with Europe, the funding available and how to...
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Envirenergy North West 2010 Exhibition: Showcasing Low Carbon Solutions for a Smart Energy Future Exhibition

24 June 2010 - Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester. Envirenergy North West 2010 is the region's flagship energy and environmental management conference presenting innovative technologies and best practice. Managed by Envirolink Northwest this year will build on the success of last year's event which welcomed over 300 delegates and over fifty exhibitors. Boasting an enhanced conference...
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Eco-Innovation Funding

  The European Commission’s eco-innovation call is now open for submissions, with a closing date of 9 th September 2010. There are two areas that may be of interest to MBE KTN members:   Sustainable Building Products “Construction products and related processes that reduce consumption of resources, embodied carbon and production of by-product wastes....
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Join the MBE KTN!

The MBE KTN is approaching it's 1000th member on the new _Connect platform.  If you haven't already transferred your membership across, we are offering a prize, in the form of a smart electricity meter to our 1000th member.   Click on join this network above to register your details on the _Connect Platform and once registered join the Modern Built Environment KTN from...
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MARKET SOUNDING in regard of the supply of an ultra efficient energy solution and ultra efficient lighting for pools and sports centres in Wakefield D

  Wakefield Council is investing over £10 million in a new swimming pool and fitness facility in the centre of Wakefield City. The tendering process for the design and build has just begun with the issuing of an ITT.  The new pool will provide an important amenity for the local population and has strong political commitment from local councillors. Its opening is...
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Presentations from Building Performance Evaluation Briefing

The Presenations from the Building Performance Evaluation Briefing are now available to download: Introduction & Welcome, Alison Nicholl, Modern Built Environment KTN Overview of the Competition, Kerry Mashford, Technology Strategy Board Analysing user needs, satisfaction and behaviour for design feedback, Fionn Stevenson, Oxford Brookes University Building Performance...
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The Social Housing Rush to Green

The Building Research Housing Group (BRHG) 18 th Annual Conference at BRE, Watford on 13 th May, provided an update on social housing sustainability progress and issues with ‘A Rush to Green’. Chaired by new BRHG Chairman, Paul Longman, Group Manager, Property Services at South Essex Homes, The logic behind the zero carbon definition was explained together with the need for...
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Accelerating progress towards integrating smart meters into ‘smart homes’

Businesses are being offered the opportunity to compete for funding to undertake innovative new research that will help make homes 'smarter' and make consumers more energy conscious. The Technology Strategy Board is to invest £4.5m in the development of new business propositions that show how a smart meter can be fitted into people's homes in a way that impacts on their demand for and...
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More Information on Design for the Future Climate Competition

The competition will be a one stage opening on 14 June 2010 with a closing date of noon 22 July and a value of £2.5m. The competition will run again in 2011 with a value of £2.4m. This competition aims to build capacity within design professions in providing climate change adaptation services and to encourage uptake by clients of strategies for adaptable buildings over their...
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MBE KTN Investment Readiness & Strategic Sales Workshops

   In July the MBE KTN will be running two free Workshops for early stage businesses at the BRE site in Watford. On the 1st July there will be a single day workshop on “Making Your First Strategic Sale” and on 27th and 28th July, a two day session on “Investment Readiness and Raising Equity Funds”.  The workshops will be delivered by Carbon Limiting...
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£17m Government Investment in retrofitting to pave the way for low carbon housing

Eighty seven social housing projects across the UK are set to benefit from a share of £17 million of government funding to test low carbon building technology, Science Minister Lord Drayson and Housing Minister John Healey announced today. The programme, entitled ‘Retrofit for the Future’, is the first of its kind in the UK, and will see social housing units across the...
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BBC News Article on plastic 'house of the future' 2

See the clip on the link below on how to build low carbon houses from plastic and minerals extracted from recycled rubbish. news.bbc.co.uk/go/em/fr/-/1/hi/wales/8534212.stm
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CASE Awards 2010 Competition

Each year the MBE KTN acts as agent to allocate two EPSRC funded Industrial Case Awards. Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice.  See the EPSRC website  for further details about CASE Awards.   The priority themes are for 2010: Energy & Carbon Efficiency ...
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Greenbuild EXPO

Greenbuild Expo 2010 is taking place on 26th & 27th May in Manchester.  This year's event will provide a programme of free seminars and debates covering all aspects of sustainability, to help the construction industry build and maintain in a more sustainable manner. The 2010 event also sees the return of the extremely popular Workshop sessions, allowing visitors to take part in...
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