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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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SEED Awards 2015 for Social and Environmental Enterprises in Countries with Developing and Emerging Economies

The SEED Awards 2015 invites applications from social and environmental enterprises that contribute to sustainable development.. This year SEED Initiative will make available up to 31 SEED Awards. The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in sustainable development is an annual awards scheme designed to find the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies.
 
The SEED Catalyser offers each SEED Award Winner a customized support package that consists of:
1. Financing: SEED provides a financial contribution of $5,000 to each SEED Winner to cover the enterprise’s most pressing needs which are set out in a support plan agreed with SEED.
2. Tools: self-help tools that help enterprises prioritise and address their most urgent needs, for instance by assisting with market analysis, developing a funding strategy, mapping stakeholder relationships, and developing Memoranda of Understanding with partners.
3. Profiling: SEED Winners are profiled nationally, regionally and internationally through a high-level SEED International Awards Ceremony with senior government and UN officials, development, support, and financial institutions as well as through marketing and promotional activities such as our website, blog and social media channels.
4. Capacity Building: one-on-one advisory service that offers Winners assistance with their business and financial plan, including a 3-day in-country workshop, webinars and remote advisory through the SEED and In-Country Advisors.
5. Network Building: SEED facilitates contacts between its winning start-ups and support organisations, funders, policy-makers, other enterprises such as SEED Alumni, and SEED Partners and Associates.
 
Eligibility Criteria
For SEED  Africa Award - organization must be social and environmental start-up enterprise located inEthiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Namibia or Mozambique.
For SEED South Africa Award - organization must be social and environmental start-up enterprise located in South Africa. 3 SEED South Africa Awards are for enterprises in Free State, Limpopo or KwaZulu Natal.
For SEED Gender Equality Award: enterprises need to run or owned by a woman or women and prioritize gender equality and/or women’s empowerment as a core objective. Organizations from country that is not a member state of the OECD or EU are eligible. 1 SEED Gender Equality Award is for an enterprise in Kenya.
 
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online or can submit filled PDF application form.
For more information, please visit SEED Awards. Applications can be made either online or via email.
 
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