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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REBus celebration of resource efficient business models Event, 21 November, London - Reuse, Resell and Remanufacturing Innovation

  As part of the REBus EU Life+ funded project, a dedicated series of practical and interactive events were held in November 2016 which showcased lessons learnt and case...

PRESS RELEASE - London Waste and Recycling Board launches Advance London - a new circular economy business support programme for SMEs

Advance London: Helping SMEs to capitalise on the benefits of the circular economy The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has launched Advance London, a new business support...

Circular Economy SME Business Support Programme for London

Helping SMEs to capitalise on the benefits of the circular economy   ...

SBRI - Create Value from Waste Mattress Textiles

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has made significant progress in the area of recycling waste mattresses, using an innovative semi-automated process for deconstruction of the materials into their...

Next Generation of PCB Surface Finish - Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Dec 01, 2016 at 10:30 AM GMT. Register now! https://attendee.gotowebinar.c om/register/649706736376273254 6 MACFEST...

Call for Participants: Urban Innovation in Brazil Newton Fund Partnership Building Visit

  Deadline for applications: GMT 17:00 on Friday 9 December 2016   Introduction to the Newton Fund Competition Innovate UK And Brazil's Ministry of...

New funding opportunity for SMEs working in Scotland’s bioeconomy

Do you have an innovative process that could change the way we use and value resources? Can you add value to materials that are often considered a waste?  Are you looking for funding to...

BS 8001 draft for public comment available - BS 8001 - a new standard for the Circular Economy

The move to a ‘circular economy’ has been identified as a significant opportunity for business. It will contribute towards a resource efficient and low-carbon economy, reducing costs and supply...

Scottish Institute for Remanufacture - Call for Proposals - Circular Economy

Extending the useful life of products, enabling multiple product lifecycle   The Circular Economy is central to Scotland’s Industrial future, as it is widely accepted that the...

Digitising Manufacturing 2016

Digitising Manufacturing 2016: Policy, End Users & Society  Driving UK Leadershin in Digital Manufacturing   Date: Tuesday 15th November 2016 Time : 09:00 -...

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS FOR EMERGING ENERGY TECHNOLOGY (SMEET) III

Organised by IOM Communications on behalf of the Energy Materials Group of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining. SMEET (sustainable materials for emerging energy technologies...

IAESTE programme

The IAESTE programme allows employers to benefit from the world’s top trainees from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors for short or long term projects. As an...

Nuclear R&D competition - applicants briefing event, 17th November

As part of the Government’s commitment to supporting clean, secure and affordable energy, BEIS recently announced the first phase of their nuclear R&D programme...

Remanufacturing Mission to China May 2016, report published - KTN

”Remanufacturing is emerging as an important strategy for overcoming our unsustainable production and consumption habits, whilst simultaneously unlocking economic value in the recovery of end of...

Industry visit to the 3M Innovation Centre

Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) is hosting an industry visit to the 3M Innovation Centre, Bracknell, on Friday 2 December. The event will include a tour of the centre's exhibition and...

Innovation Strategy : Design for Growth event

Innovation Strategy : Design for Growth event KTN in conjunction with  Smallfry  is planning to hold a Midlands located event on 24th November 2016, on innovation strategies and...

REBus CELEBRATION OF RESOURCE EFFICIENT BUSINESS MODELS

Business models Businesses have recognised that embracing the opportunities provided by a circular economy requires going beyond changing inputs; redesigning products, eliminating...

New Funding Competition Announced: Analysis for Innovators

Analysis for Innovators is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies that want...

UK Info Day – Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5

UK Info Day – Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 5 23 November 2016, Austin Court Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK The Enterprise Europe Network in partnership with Innovate UK invites...

How Resilient is the UK Water Industry?

SEMINAR The Source Academy | Sheffield 22nd November 2016 | 10.30-16.30   Security of the long-term resilience of water supply and sewerage systems in the face of...

News release: REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging

REFLEX project helps drive development of recycling options for flexible packaging NEWS RELEASE - Release date:   October 26 201 6 The results of significant research...

Innovate UK Launch of Digital Built Britain

The next phase of the Building Information Modeling Task Group programme heralds a new generation of Smart Infrastructure and Construction The...

Research breathes ‘new life’ into lithium ion battery packs

Novel separation techniques to recover high-value metal compounds from automotive battery packs are being explored as part of a £14 million research consortium. The AMPLiFII Project...

Your opinion is needed: Building UK-China Innovation Future | UK Business Survey

China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are...

Trials Begin for Collection and Recovery of Critical Raw Materials From Electrical Waste

Following a competitive tender exercise, the Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery project has announced that Axion Consulting and Re-Tek from the UK, together with Ecodom from Italy, will...

Book Your Place at Innovate 2016 Today - 10% Discount Code

Innovate 2016 will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. If you have not yet purchased your ticket for this two day event showcasing the very best of innovation...

Space Solutions for Waste

In the future it may be possible that your waste will be collected by autonomous vehicles using precise positioning systems, satellite monitoring will help to prevent unsightly illegal dumping...

Aldersgate Group: green economy key to Northern England

A new report from the Aldersgate Group out today,   Setting the pace: Northern England’s low carbon economy , shows how low carbon projects in the North of England are contributing to...

New ESA ITT Waste Management - deadline 16th December

Waste is a growing concern for society. In the EU alone, around 3 billion tonnes of waste are generated every year. The negative effects are increased by collateral effects such as pollution,...

Make a Change and Grow a Greener Business

Need help with a financial contribution towards your energy saving equipment? With unsecured, interest free* Scottish Government loans of up to £100k they can help you identify the measures...

2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency & remaining competitive

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hosting a mini-conference on the theme of 2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy, on 27th October 2016 in...

Webinar - Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI): Food-Water-Energy Nexus call

Invitation to webinar for applicants: Sustainable Urban Global Initiative (SUGI):  Food-Water-Energy Nexus call JPI Urban Europe and Belmont Forum invites you to a ...

Premier celebrates 20 years with Queens Award presentation

Premier celebrates 20 years with Queens Award presentation Today workplace change service provider Premier Workplace Services marked the company’s 20 th anniversary with the presentation...

CUMMINS: NEW SUPPLIER-FOCUSED ENVIRONMENTAL INITIATIVE

[What follows is a reproduction of a press release from Cummins; for more background see the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=WZeI9IQ2XqE ] ...

Workshop on Building Circular Business Models

The transition towards a circular economy has the potential to drive growth and productivity in the UK. In a circular economy, materials, components and products are kept at their highest...

Building Prosperous Cities: the role of natural capital and green infrastructure

27th September 2016, City Hall, London This conference will look at what green infrastructure and natural capital mean for the planning and development of UK cities. Is the green...

The 2015 Update of the European Eco-Innovation Scoreboard is Available Now.

The Eco-Innovation Scoreboard (Eco-IS) which has been developed by the EIO, and to which UK organisations such as KTN, WRAP, Innovate UK and the Catapult Centres contributed, over the...

Eco-Innovation SME Guide - updated version published!

The practical guide to eco-innovation addressed to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) is now updated. The booklet overviews emerging business opportunities eco-innovation and circular...

The Manufacturing Servitization Thought Leadership Network has Relaunched

What is servitization and how will it benefit you? The manufacturing industry is evolving. Over the next three years 65% of global manufacturing will transition from a focus on products to...

Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding Available for Great Ideas: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

Could your Innovation have a Security Application? Funding for great ideas available through: Innovative Research Call 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection ...

BusinessGreen Technology Awards Now Open

BusinessGreen celebrates the brightest and boldest entrepreneurs, engineers, innovators and investors from across the green technology sector. Now in their second year, the ...

How can innovation in livestock buildings improve productivity & profitability of livestock production?

Livestock housing systems, especially where livestock are intensively reared, have become increasingly important to the productivity and profitability of farm businesses.  Scientific...

Entries for The Circulars 2017 are Now Open!

The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world’s premier circular economy award program, offering recognition to individuals and...

World Bank Studies on Governance in the Mining Industry

A consortiumof partners has been conduction a Mining and Investment Governance Review on a country by country basis for the the World Bank.  The first report, on Zambia has been released...

Mining in the UK Past Present and Future

The coal resources of the UK fuelled the Industrial Revolution and in the early 1900's the UK was producing more than 200 million tonnes of coal per year. There are no major underground coal...

Funding Competition: Global Cooperation Feasibility Studies

Innovate UK is to invest up to £1.2 million to support innovative UK SMEs in carrying out short international cooperation feasibility studies. These studies should build international business...

Flood Risk Management and Modelling Competition

During the course of the government’s  National Flood Resilience Review , a wide variety of potential approaches to flood risk management have been highlighted, including new techniques and...

Consortium Eager to establish UK Catapult for Materials

The Materials Processing Institute, TWI and the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining has submitted a joint application for funding to Innovate UK for a Materials Catapult . This...

New Attempt to Revive Tin Mining at South Crofty in Cornwall

Evidence that the mining industry is of global interest is demonstrated by an article published on the New Zealand Herald website: - Britain goes back to Bronze Age with plans to revive tin...

Scottish Gold Production

A pilot plant has been installed at the Connonish site of the Australian company Scotgold Resources that is listed on the London AIM exchange..  According to an article on the BBC website ...

Pew Charitable Trust Project on Deep Sea Mining

Work conducted by the Pew Chat=ritable Trust's Seabed Mining project can be accessed via this link.  Here is an extract from the project website:  "More than half of the seabed...

Petition sent to 'Carbon Majors'

An article on the Greenpeace website announced that the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines has contacted the headquarters of 47 of what it describes as the world's largest investor...

STREAM – Call for Proposals

The Call invites joint, trilateral bids from researchers in the UK, Israel and the MENA region to undertake a 10 – 18 month collaborative water research project.  They are looking for...

Funding Available Through the Business Growth Programme

The £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater...

Showcase your innovation at Innovate 2016, 2-3 Nov 2016, Manchester

Innovate 2016 , hosted by UKTI and Innovate UK, is an annual two day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. It will be held at...

EDF Energy inspection Innovation Challenge

EDF Energy  is funding an Innovation Challenge to stimulate new inspection and monitoring systems. EDF Energy and Innovate UK are working in partnership to run this competition. The...

A Chemist who can tell an interesting story.

Although not strictly relevant I think that anyone with an interest in chemistry will enjoy the programmes on BBC Radio 4 based on the book 'The Periodic Table" by Primo Levi. I think that the...

Power to Change - Community Business Fund Round 2 Now Open

The Power to Change Community Business Fund is currently accepting applications from existing community businesses in England. The £10 million Community Business Fund is providing...

New Report from International Resource Panel on Global Material Flows and Resource Productivity

A recent article on the UNEP News website announced the publication of the most recent study from the International Resource Panel: - GLOBAL MATERIAL FLOWS AND RESOURCE PRODUCTIVITY ...

Potential New Tin Tungsten Project in Cornwall

The development of a new Tin/Tungsten mining project is being investigated by a joint venture between Strategic Minerals plc (a minerals production and development company that is listed on...

Wind Turbine Developments and deployments in the UK

Siemens have published an interesting summary of Wind Turbine technology . An EPSRC sponsored research project published a study on cost comparisons for differnt drive arrangements for...

Sustainable Development and the Global Challenges Research Fund Call for Evidence

The following extract taken from the Research Councils UK website outlines a programme for gathering evidence to define the priorities for future funding calls for the Global Challenges...

CivTech® Pilot Challenges

The CivTech ®  pilot offers an unprecedented opportunity to engage with the public sector in a meaningful, effective and productive way by solving a Challenge, building a product, and...

New Innovation Deals to Reduce Barriers to Innovation and Boost Circular Economy

Innovation Deals , a new pilot scheme launched by the European Commission on 26 May 2016, aim to help innovators with promising solutions to environmental issues to navigate regulatory...

Plans for Polyhalite Production in the North East of the UK

An article on the GazetteLive website suggests that Sirius Minerals will begin work on the construction of the new mine near Whiby in the autumn: - "Work to open a massive mine which...

Future Energy Developments

The following links provide access to BBC Radio programmes and BBC News website articles that examine aspects of future energy supplies.  The choice of technologies will impact on the...

Financing Issues to Delay Solwara 1 Deep Sea Mining Project

A recent announcement on the Nautilus Minerals website reports on financing issues which are yet to be resolved and will reult in delays in the schedule for the development of the Solwara 1 site.

Additional Information on Samarco Tailings Dam Failure

The following links give information on the tailings dam failure in Brazil last year. An article on the ABC News website contains images before and after the failure. In May an article...

History of Uranium Mining in the DRC

A new book by ' Spies in the Congo ' by was reviewed on the BBC World Service Radio programme Newsday on June 28th 2016 . The book describes how the extraordinarily rich deposit of Uranium, at...

Developments in the Low Carbon Economy

On June 15th 2016, Jaako Kooroshy (JK), Executive Director of GS Sustain at Goldman Sachs gave a presentation on the Low Carbon Economy.  This was one of a series of seminars run by the...

Auction of Largest Diamond Find in 100 Years

An article on the BBC News website reports on the plans to auction the largest rough (uncut) diamond that has been discovered in 100 years. The diamond was found in Botswana in November 2015. ...

Discovery of Helium Resources in Tanzanian Rift Valley

An article by Helen Briggs on the BBC News website describes hoe researhers fro the Universities of Oxford and Durham have identified a huge potential resource of helium in Tanzania. There...

IET Sustainability Innovation Award

The IET Sustainability Innovation Award is open to any and all innovations in fields of engineering, science and technology that demonstrate a contribution to sustainability. Entries for...

Zero Waste Scotland: Circular Economy Investment Fund

Zero Waste Scotland is investing European Regional Development Funds to help small and medium businesses be resource efficient and create a more circular economy. Between 2016...

SBRI Funding Competition: Mobuoy Road Waste Remediation

Organisations can apply for funding of up to £60,000 to develop innovative new remediation methods for use at illegal waste sites. This aim of this competition is to stimulate the...

Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance

Please note that the deadline for feedback on the 2nd edition of the 'Standard for Responsible Mining' is 30th June 2016. Here is some information from the IRMA website: - "The IRMA...

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...

£200m of innovation funding on offer– Ingenuity Knowledge Xchange Breakfast Event

Innovation is crucial for your businesses to compete and to help create and maintain your market lead. The funding landscape for innovation has changed dramatically and presents fresh...

New Report: Innovation Opportunities from Industrial Waste

The UK waste sector (valued at over £11bn) is currently in the process of transitioning its offering to meet the new waste-to-resources paradigm.  A new Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)...

Would you like to pitch your technology at St James's Palace?

Pitch@Palace seeks to support Entrepreneurs and ideas from across the United Kingdom. It was established by the Duke of York to provide an opportunity for entrepreneurs to get their business...

Discussion on Waste Generation and Management

In an episode of the BBC World Service programme - The Forum - the guests discuss different aspects of waste generation and management around the world. Here is the synopsis of the programme...

Principles for Climate Change Policy Design

In April 2016 the Mining Association of Canada (MAC) produced a set of principles for the development of Climate Change Policy. It suggests that " Climate Change is a global issue that...

Open Collaborative R&D Funding Call

The UK agency for developing innovations through collaborative R&D has a new approach to inviting submissions for funding.  In addition to two calls per year in each of their four key...

New £15M Innovate UK R&D Competition is Open to all UK Companies

Innovate UK is investing up to £15M in innovative R&D projects through the first of its "Open" funding competitions. The competition is open to the best business-led ideas or concepts,...

Horizon 2020 Information Day "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials

The information Day for the 2017 Calls for proposals of the H2020 Societal Challenge 5 area ("Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials) will take place in Brussels on...

Calling All Circular Economy Novices

Are you a business who has heard of circular economy but doesn’t know what it might mean for your business?  If so then read on as an upcoming KTN workshop could be for you.   ...

Maintaining Soil Health in the UK

In an article on the BBC News website Environmental Analyst, Roger Harrabin, reviews the first report on Soil Health produced by t he Commons Environmental Audit Committee. The report...

KTN's Professor Carolyn Roberts to Speak at Cross Disciplinary "Nature Based Solutions for a Low Carbon Wales" Event

KTN Specialist Professor Carolyn Roberts will be speaking at the cross-disciplinary 'Nature-Based Solutions for a Low Carbon Wales’ event at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, on 6 July...

Future Cities Programme for Sustainable City Development

The Royal Institution of British Architects (RIBA) have a longstanding programme on Future Cities, that is promoting architects’ inputs to sustainable city development. Cities all face the...

Next Call for Proposals of the LIFE Programme Launched in May

In 2016, there is more than €330 million available in funding through the EU's LIFE programme for the environment and climate action. The European Commission has launched a call for proposals...

Potassium and Palm Oil and Sustainable Development

An episodes of the BBC World Service Radio programme Elements provides information on the global supply chain and background on the importance of potassium in agriculture. Another BBC...

Innovate UK launch its first women only competition

The first women only Innovate UK competition launched on 01st June and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Recent reports show that women are...

LIFE Programme for Climate Action - 2016 Call for Action Grants Launched

The 2016 Call for the LIFE Programme has opened to applications. The LIFE Climate Action sub-programme focuses on the following priority areas:   - LIFE Climate Change...

Accelerating the Journey to Scale

The Humanitarian Innovation Fund are looking for cutting-edge innovations that are ready to scale, and to help, they will be providing tailored technical support and funding of up to...

The deadline for expressions of interest to The Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) is 22nd June

The GCRF aims to  ensure that UK research takes a leading role in addressing the problems faced by developing countries. BBSRC is leading this call, working  with ...

Innovate UK are Launching the infocus Awards for Women In Innovation

Women with potential to be successful entrepreneurs and leaders in innovation can apply for support and funding to help them to succeed. The infocus Awards will celebrate and reward women...

Bridging UK-Jiangsu Innovation Partnership Workshop

  Following a successful collaboration with the UK in the China-UK Newton Fund programme, the provincial Jiangsu Science & Technology Department (JSTD) is bringing a...

Great Satellite Image of the Concentrated Solar Power Pant in South Africa

Planet Labs is an organisation that produces high quality satellite images of the Earth - here is an extract from their website: - "Founded in 2010 by a team of ex-NASA scientists, Planet...

Steel - The New China Syndrome

An article on the BBC News Business website reports on the latest in the dispute between the USA and China on steel trade.  This follows the announcement that the US will impose a tariff...

The Elements of Power

David Abrahams, who runs the Technology, Rare and Electronic Materials ( TREM ) centre for the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) is the author of a book published by Yale in...
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Kick-starting Innovation: Partnerships and Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector - London

Partnership Seminar |  CIWEM Venue, 106-109 Saffron Hill, Farringdon, London EC1N 8QS ...

Kick-starting Innovation: Partnerships and Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector

10 December 2015 Partnership Seminar |  the studio, Leeds Joint Event with...

Solutions for a climate resilient world: Horizon 2020 funding in 2016

European Brokerage Event: Solutions for a Climate Resilient World – H2020 funding for Climate...

Results of Innovate UK’s Circular Economy: Business Models Competition

Innovate UK understand that the transition to a circular economy requires more than just...