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 sustainability 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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On the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future: The Prince's Mayday Network Annual Report 2010

Business in the Community launches its first Mayday Annual report. It summarises progress made by the 3,000 members to date, and insights into where the business community needs to go next on the fast moving journey to sustainability.
 

Mayday Annual report 2010

Date published - September 2010
ISBN - 03ENV000502
Price - Free
    On the Journey Towards a Sustainable Future: Mayday Network Annual Report 2010

The report indicates that businesses are at the heart of the sustainability revolution and showing the world how exciting different ways of living and working can be. Innovative new business models and ways of working, many of which are showcased in the report, can contribute to collectively shaping the new, sustainable economy. In turn, this will help to create a future where business and society can prosper in a healthy environment.

The key findings of The Prince’s Mayday Network 2010 report are:

1.  A growing number of businesses are reporting their carbon emissions. This demonstrates that businesses are not only committed to joining carbon reduction initiatives but reporting and monitoring their progress.

2. 69% of Network organisations who reported in 2009 and 2010 managed to reduce their footprint in 2010.

3. The members of the Network who reported in 2009 and 2010 have reduced emissions by 7%, saving over 422,000 tCO2e.

4. The Mayday Network has grown to 3,000 companies over the past year, an increase of 105%. The recent expansion has come largely from the small and micro business community, which is also where some of the most innovative sustainable business ideas are emerging.

In addition to these findings, in this year’s report-back, businesses within the Mayday Network were asked their opinion on a range of sustainability issues including climate scepticism in the media:

- 62% of businesses were not influenced by climate scepticism in the media. For businesses in the Mayday Network the debate is over. Climate change is happening and the time for action is now.

- 76% of businesses agreed that climate change is as much a business opportunity as a threat. This is no longer just about turning the computers off at night and increasing recycling rates; the low carbon economy is rapidly being built and the most innovative companies are staking out their share of the market early on.

- 76% of businesses cannot foresee a future in which their business will be able to turn a profit without releasing greenhouse gases. This highlights not only how dependent business is upon fossil fuels, but also the urgent need for a clear vision of what business in the low carbon economy will look like.

 

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