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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Sustainable Development Goals

In January 2016 the UN's Sustainable Development Goals replaced the Milenium Development Goals. Information on the SDGs can be obtained from the UN website . In an episode ( The New Face of...

Global Impact of Steelworks Closures

An article by Stephen Evans on the BBC News Magazine website exaines the social impact of the closure of steel works in Wales, the USA and China. Here is a brief extract: - "...

Health: Climate Change Impacts

Climate change is likely to have a wide range of impacts on health - some harmful, others potentially beneficial. This LWEC (Living with Environmental Change) report card summarises the latest...

Sustainable Business Tools

The EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability has published  a catalogue of  Sustainable Business Tools ranging from Factory Resource and Energy...

KTN's Ben Peace Speaks to edie Live About the Innovation Zone, and Their Latest Competition

The Innovation Zone is back at edie Live 2016. After last year’s successful debut it will feature more new technologies and solutions that will set industry trends. Ben Peace, the...

Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking Publishes its 2016 Annual Work Programme

Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking publishes its 2016 annual work programme including scope and details of research and innovation activities of the 2016 call for proposals.  ...

Sedex Conference 2016: Interested in Simplifying Supply Chain Sustainability? Book Your Place at the 2016 Sedex Conference

As a partner of KTN UK, Sedex is pleased to offer KTN UK members an exclusive 20% discount with ID Code  KTN20-Sedex16 . Book your ticket now to secure your place at the world's largest...

Nordic Mining launches research programme to study seabed mining

An article on the mining-technology.com webiste reports on the a Norwegian marine resources research project. Here is a brief extract from the article: - "Nordic Mining and partners has...

Kickstarting Innovation in the Water and Environment Sectors

It’s easy to understand why some people and organisations working in the water and environment sectors might be cautious about research into, and development of, major new processes or systems....

Controls on Bauxite Mining in Malaysia

An article on the BBC News website highlights the impact of the surge in Bauxite production in Malaysia to supply the market in China. Here are brief extracts: - "Annual output of bauxite...

Nissan Invest a Further £26.5 Million in Battery Plant in Sunderland

An article by Alison Cowie on  the North East Times website reports on new investment in electric vehicle battery manufacture in the UK. The follwoing extracts are from this report: - ...

Symposium: Substitution of Critical Raw Materials

The central topic of a dedicated symposium at the next EMRS spring meeting (Lille 2-6 May), will be raw materials: substitution, recycling and advanced CRM free materials.   The hot...

APC5: Driving UK Productivity Through Low Carbon Propulsion Innovation

The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and Innovate UK is to invest up to £20 million per project in...

NERC Call for Directed Knowledge Exchange (KE) Fellowships

As part of the NERC Open KE Fellowship opportunities they are also offering Directed KE Fellowships to work with:   The Marine Management Organisation (newly added) Aquaculture ...

New Venture Creation: When to start a company course

Forming a new company to create value from academic and research activities is a fundamental decision for the founder with many potentially complex and far-reaching implications for both the...

Tailings Dam Breach in Brazil Illustrates Cost of Failure

The failure at Samarco's operation in the Minais Gerais region of Brazil on November 5th 2015 illustrates how vital the initial design and on-going management of any tailings dam is at a mineral...

EU Funding Webinar: How to Make a Successful Application

The webinar will provide an overview of three EU funding programmes that have committed nearly €80 million of funding until 2020. Each programme provides differing combinations of business...

Should We Solar Panel The Sahara?

An episode of the BBC Radio proramme 'The Inquiry' discusses harvesting solar energy from the Sahara desert.  Here is the synopsis of the programme: - "The world has a problem. The...

The OCEAN SPIRAL Concept for a Deep Sea City of the Future

A Japanese company, Shimizu Corporation, has presented concepts for developing habitable systems in the deep oceans. Here is an extract from their website : - "Approximately 70% of the...

3D Laser Scanner Installed in AUV Visualizes Deep-sea Hydrothermal Fields

A press release on the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science Technology (JAMSTEC) website anounced t hat they had: - ".....successfully obtained 3D image data of deep-sea hydrothermal...

3D Laser Scanner Installed in AUV Visualizes Deep-sea Hydrothermal Fields

A press release on the Japan Agency for Marine-Erath Science Technology (JAMSTEC) website anounced that they had: - ".....successfully obtained 3D image data of deep-sea hydrothermal...

Annual Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials

The presentations from the Annual Conference of the European Innovation Partnership on Raw Materials was held in December 2015.  Here is a extract from the EU Commission (DG Growth)...

Changing Agricultural Practices can help to meet Carbon emission reduction targets

A r eport by Mark Kinver on the BBC News website summarises the contents of a paper published by a research team led from Cambridge University in Nature Climate Change . Here is an extract...

Regulation and Innovation: Developing Defra's Innovation Plan

This challenge is open until Friday 8th January. The issue We know that innovation is an important driver of productivity and competitive markets. Well-placed regulation can be an...

Committee Launch Sustainability and HM Treasury Inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee calls for written evidence on the role of HM Treasury in relation to sustainable development and environmental protection. This follows on from work...

Significant Investments in Solar Energy in Chile

An article Jonathan Watts of the Guardian (Desert Tower raises Chile's solar ambitions to new heights ) reports on the construction of a Concentraed Solar Power (CSP) in the Atacama desert: - ...

APSRG Work Recognised Latest European Circular Economy Package

The EU Circular Economy Package The revised Circular Economy package has been formally published by the European Commission. The long-awaited document, ‘Closing the loop – an EU action...

Climate KIC launches the 'Tinder' of Low-Carbon Innovations

Climate KIC UK, the UK branch of the EU's climate innovation agency, has launched a new web platform designed to connect entrepreneurs with low-carbon inventors.   Taping into the...

£5,000 Grant Helps RypeOffice get Low-Carbon Furniture to Market

A London-based company that KTN directed to Innovate UK funding in 2014 to develop a business plan for eco-friendly, remanufactured furniture has already landed blue chip customers. ...

Reducing Industrial Energy Demand

As part of its contribution to the Research Councils UK Energy Programme, and in collaboration with their Manufacturing the Future theme, EPSRC is looking to support multi-disciplinary,...

Government not alert to UK steel industry crisis warnings

A Commons Select Committe Report on the Government response to the current crisis in the UK Steel Industry was posted on the Parliament website today (21st December 2015). Here are...

European Regional Development Fund

This call is looking to support the shift towards a low carbon economy. Up to £4,000,000 of funding is available through this call in transition areas and up to £500,000 in more developed...

Funding Opportunity: Energy Game Changer

InnovateUK , in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a brokerage events in February to promote their new competition, Energy Game Changer. The events will be an...

Venturi Innovation Portal: Nuturing and Developing New Product Development Within the Water Sector

KTN are pleased to be supporting the Arup Water business ( www.arup.com/water ) in partnership with WRc ( www.wrcplc.co.uk ) in launching their ‘Venturi Innovation Portal’ to help nurture and...

New Initiative to Capture Critical Raw Materials from Waste Electronics

  Each year around 9.9 million tonnes of waste electronic and electrical equipment (WEEE) is generated in the EU. WEEE is a rich potential source of recovered materials.  Due...

Contribute to a Workshop to Investigate the Potential for Making Use of Space Technologies for the Waste Industry

Satellites for Waste Management: January 19 th 2016, Harwell Oxfordshire   KTN invites experts from a range of areas in the waste management industry, including those...

Health, Space, Sustainability and the Overview Effect

An e pisode of the BBC Radio programme Health Check reports on several aspects of the impact of space travel on human health.  It has also given the  600 or so individuals who have...

Opportunity for up to €100k Euro Funding for SMEs Building Businesses Using Open Data

Europe is supporting the next generation of digital businesses. The Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODINE) is part of that support – it helps European citizens build sustainable businesses using...

Funding Call: Systems Change - Towards a Circular Economy

EPSRC is inviting Expressions of Interest to bid into the call for research proposals in Systems Change - Towards a Circular Economy. The aim of the call is to support research projects focused...

11th European Conference on Coal Research and its applications

On the 5th - 7th September the Coal Research Forum will be hosting the 11th European Conference on coal reseach and its applications at the University of Sheffield. The Coal research forum...

Mining Majors feel the Pressure of Low Commodity Prices

The continued decline in commodity prices is forcing the major mining companies to take drastic action as indicated by the articles behind the following headlines: - ' Anglo American cuts...

Funded by Innovate UK - Autonomous Aero Turbine Blade Re-Manufacturing System: Revolutionising the Aerospace Industry MRO

VBC Instrument Engineering Limited in partnership with Sheffield University successfully entered an application to the Innovate UK competition, Building UK’s leadership in Aerospace Technology,...

Knowledge Exchange Fellowship - Aquaculture

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are inviting proposals for a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in the area of aquaculture. NERC and BBSRC are seeking to...

Sustainability Reporting 2016

Knowledge Transfer Network is supporting the edie Sustainability Reporting Conference 2016. Now in it’s 5 th year, this event will examine the global reporting landscape whilst addressing...

China-UK Newton Fund Research & Innovation Bridges Competition

Call for Participants for Partnership Brokering Visit to China Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of the People’s Republic of...

Details of the European Commission’s Circular Economy Package Revealed

European Commission - Press release Closing the loop: Commission adopts ambitious new Circular Economy Package to boost competitiveness, create jobs...

Ranking Most Sustainable Global Businessess

The results for the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World index has been published . The Global 100 list is maintained by the Canadian Corporate Knights media and...

Views on Climate Change

With the COP21 meeting currently taking place in Paris there is a lot of publicity around climate change - here are some highlights:- David Attenborough has appeared been speking on behalf...

Proof of Principle Competition for SME's

SMEs have the chance to win up to £12,500 each in 'Proof of Principle' prototyping voucher prizes to accelerate new advanced technology based products to market. Many SMEs experience...

Financing the Circular Economy Conference

Join Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, Commissioner Carlos Moedas and EIB President Werner Hoyer in a one-day conference which will take place in the framework of the Luxembourg...

Last Chance to Apply for the Rushlight Awards

Now in their 9th year, the Rushlight Awards are an established event recognizing the cleantech stars and sustainability champions of today. They are the only set of awards designed specifically...

New Attempt to Drill into the Earth's Mantle

An article on the BBC News website reports on a programme being conducted by the International Ocean Discovery Programme - "Expedition 360". Here is a brief extract from the BBC Report:...

Get Involved with Resource 2016

Resource is the comprehensive cross sector conference-led exhibition that helps businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy. It takes place on 08 - 10 March at...

Assessing Rare Metal Availability Challenges for Solar Energy Technologies

This is the title of a paper by Leena Grandel & Mikael Hook published in the MDPI open access on-line journal 'Sustainability'. In the abstract these researchers from VTT and Upsala...

National Subsea Research Initiative

An article on the NSRI website anounced a visit to Japan in November 2015 to explore collaboration on subsea research. Further information can be accessed via t his link, here is an extract: - ...

Environmental Technology Verification - Subsidy Available for SMEs

The Centre for Carbon Measurement at NPL operates as a Verification Body (VB) for Energy Technologies under the new EU Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) pilot programme.  ...

UK government carbon capture £1bn grant dropped

An article on the BBC News website reports on the Government announcement that  the £1bn ring-fenced capital budget for the Carbon Capture and Storage Competition is no longer available. ...

Industrial Evolution Report

Over the last few months KTN has contributed to a Manufacturing Commission inquiry which has resulted in a high-profile new report  "Industrial Evolution" . The report showcases some...

Kick-Starting Innovation: Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector Workshops

The Knowledge Transfer Network is holding two workshops with CIWEM, Innovate UK and British Water, looking at Partnerships and Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector. The...

Axion Consulting & Philips in Joint Project to Develop Circular Economy Business Models for Refurbished Medical Imaging Equipment

Resource efficiency specialist Axion Consulting is working in partnership with Philips, a world leader in the supply of medical imaging systems and therapy devices, on a ground-breaking research...

World's second-largest diamond 'found in Botswana'

An article on the BBG News - Africa - website reports on the discovery of large diamonds in Botswana. Here is an extract : - "The world's second-largest gem quality diamond has been...

Professor Paul Younger Discusses Future Geology and Future Energy Supplies

In an episode of the BBC Radio 4 Programme, The Life Scientific , Prof Younger discusses his career and his views on future energy supplies - including geothermal and coal bed gasification. ...

Changing Climate Change

In an episode of the BBC progamme The Documentary, Changing Climate Change , the BBC's Environmental Analyst Roger Harrabin investigates the issues around Climate Change ahead of the Climate...

Dutch Review of Deep Sea Mining

Here are the conclusions form a Dutch review on Deep Sea Mining : - " Deep-sea mining is of great strategic importance for the Dutch dredging and offshore mining industry due to its strong...

Royal IHC expands strategic activities in offshore and mining

An article on the company website outlines how two new acquistions have added to their offshore capabilities. Details are available via this link .  Here is a brief extract: - ...

£3.4 Million India–UK Collaborative Industrial Research and Development Competition

Innovate UK and the Government of India are to invest up to £3.4 million in the  India–UK collaborative industrial research and development competition: Clean-tech, affordable...

Application of Additive Layer Manufacturing in the Mining Sector

An article in the Wall Street Journal ' How 3-D printing may give miners a new dimension ' has been highlighted on the France-Metallugie website. Here is an extratc from the article: - ...

KTN Supporting the Rushlight Show on 28 January 2016

KTN will be supporting the Rushlight Show taking place on  Thursday 28 January 2016  at the Royal College of Surgeons of England, London.    The show...

Applications Open for the Decarbonathon Competition with More Than €30,000 Worth of Prizes Available

The Decarbonathon is a competition created at the initiative of the  Young Global Leaders  of the World Economic Forum, which aims to develop innovations that mitigate CO 2...

Tailings DamFailure in Brazil Highlights Need for More Effective Management

The failure of the tailing dam at the Samarco iron mine in Brazil is a tragedy that has been reported in the media and highlights the need for more effective management of mine tailings: - A...

Pioneering deep sea mining machines made on Tyneside

An article on the BBC News website contains a video showing innovative robotic mining machines for harvesting deep sea minerals: - "Two of the world's biggest, and most powerful, deep sea...

Horizon 2020 – Events series well underway. Want to participate but couldn’t attend? Browse potential partners and collaborators…

KTN in collaboration with Innovate UK is pleased to be delivering a series of events to launch the 2016/17 Horizon 2020 work programmes.  The new work programmes have recently been...

Nestlé and Sheffield Hallam University to Partner on Resource Efficiency Research

A partnership between Nestlé UK and Ireland and Sheffield Hallam University will help to improve resource efficiency in the food supply chain. The two are leading an Innovate UK project to...

Scottish Institute for Remanufacture Website Now Live

The website for the  Scottish Institute for Remanufacture  is now live at  www.scot-reman.ac.uk The website includes information about their history, what they do, funding...

3D Printing & the Water Industry - Visit to Manufacturing Technology Centre

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry showcases some of the most advanced manufacturing equipment in the world.   They are hosting a visit, on the 10 th ...

Natural Hazards & Climate Change Event: Tools & Solutions to Enable Action

Held on the 2 nd December in London, as part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme , NERC are co-funding with EDF Energy an event to present new research and...

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 Joint event with CIWEM,  Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) ,  Innovate UK ...

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

10 December 2015 Partnership Seminar |  the studio, Leeds Joint Event with CIWEM,   Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) ,   Innovate UK ...

North West Sustainable Business Quarterly - 3 December 2015

Held on the 3rd December, North West Sustainable Business Quarterly is a free quarterly event in the North West for sustainability professionals. NWSBQ provides sustainability professionals...

SME Innovations Help RBS ‘Go Green’ in Bristol

RBS unveiled the successful eco-innovations to be trialed on its Bristol properties as part of the bank’s ongoing search for cutting edge solutions to save water, waste and energy. From...

Eastbourne Borough Council Seeking Sustainable Energy Feedback

Eastbourne Borough Council are looking to make Eastbourne a sustainable energy island, and would like to garner feedback from organisations on approaches to achieve this. If you would like...

Plastic Fantastic Challenge

The Plastic Fantastic Challenge is a European innovation challenge to reduce plastic packaging waste. The best entries are invited to a Bootcamp Programme at a central location in Europe in...

Cleantech Crowdfunding Accelerator

Raise Impact is a unique crowdfunding accelerator that shows entrepreneurs how to raise money with crowdfunding. This November we are specifically looking to support cleantech entrepreneurs and...

€30,000 Worth of Prizes Available in the Decarbonathon

Over €30,000 worth of prizes are available for imagining and suggesting solutions to mayors and citizens to reduce CO2 emissions and the environmental footprint of our cities! The...

Crisis Meeting on Steel Industry in Europe

The UK Business Secretary has requested an emergency meeting to discuss the European steel industry.  Here is an extract from the City A.M. webiste : - "European Union ministers have...

Sustainability and Resource Efficiency: H2020 Work Programme

The European Commission has published the much anticipated 2016/17 Work Programmes for Horizon2020, the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme with an available budget of...

RACER Team Aiming to Bridge the Gap Between the Scientists Providing Uncertainty Information About Natural Hazards and End-Users

The Probability, Uncertainty and Risk in the Environment (PURE) Knowledge Exchange Network has announced that  The Robust Assessment and Communication of Environmental Risk (RACER) ...

KTN at RWM

Professor Carolyn Roberts from KTN discusses “Collaborating for Innovation with UK Enterprises” at this years RWM show, held on the 15 – 17 September 2015.  The show featured a large...

The Recycling Slump

An episode of the BBC Radio World Service programme Business Dail y examines the impact that falling commodity prices has had on the recycling sector with some interesting comments from David...

Biodiversity Management Guide

An article on the ICMM website announced the publication of a Biodiversity Management Guide. Here are extracts from the ICMM announcemnet "The Cross-Sector Biodiversity Initiative...

ICMM Statement on Climate Change

The International Council on Mining and Metals has issued an updated statement and list of pledges which can be accessed via this link . The opening paragraph from their statement is...

New ERA-Net funding opportunities

Briefing and industry Engagement Event The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) and Innovate UK, in collaboration with the Knowledge Transfer Network will be hosting a briefing...

AkzoNobel to 'ReColour' Communities with Paint Recycling Project

Three million litres of waste paint will be diverted from landfill and re-used by local communities in the UK every year, thanks to a new collaborative remanufacturing project fronted by...

The UK Metals Industry's New Strategic Approach

On October 19th 2015 the Metals Forum issued a press release that "sets out a new vision to secure a sustainable future for the UK metals industry". See below for extracts from the Press...

How the energy sector is missing potential demand destruction

The Carbon Tracker Initiative has just published a report ' Lost in Translation: How the energy sector is missing potential demand destruction'  This report was authored by: Luke Sussams,...

REPS 2015 Event: 'Recovery of Energy Storage and Propulsion Systems'

Held on the 16 th November in London, the aim of this event is to connect together, the leading professionals on the subject of end of life Recovery of next generation, low carbon, energy...

Innovate UK Networking Breakfast - Belfast

Led by Innovate UK’s new Chief Executive, Ruth McKernan, the Innovate UK team will be visiting Belfast on Tuesday 24th November to meet and talk with businesses from across Northern Ireland to...

Kick-Starting Innovation: Funding Sources for the Water and Environment Sector Workshops

Workshops will be held on the 4th December in London and the 10th December in Leeds to explore the rationale for micro, small or medium-sized UK businesses to kick-start innovation projects...

Launch of the First Scottish Knowledge Exchange Awards

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...

Closing the Loop on the Ground: 10 EU Projects Working Towards a Circular Economy

Over the last few years the European Commission have been funding a whole range of projects across Europe on recycling, upcycling, reusing and recovering materials - each of them a building...
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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...