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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2017 Shift2Rail call for proposals now published

Shift2Rail (S2R) is an Horizon 2020 programme, and the 2017 call for proposals was published on 10 November 2016, it has an indicative budget of €60.8 million. The scope of this call programme is wide, making it suitable for a broad range of sectors to become involved. The Shift2Rail joint undertaking (S2R JU) has published the 2017 call for proposals and its Annual Work Plan 2017 ...
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2017 - Year of Autonomy

The “2017 - Year of Autonomy” initiative was launched on 16 November during the Marine Autonomy Technology Showcase event, which took place 14-18 November at the National Oceanographic Centre (NOC), Southampton. Sponsored by the South Coast Marine Cluster the initiative has the vision of bringing together innovators and users from across marine, land and air autonomy to address key...
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Digital Transport Speed Networking Event

The Knowledge Transfer Network is hosting an exclusive event that will bring industry leaders together with high-growth potential entrepreneurs offering innovative digital solutions that use data to transform the transport industry. APPLY TO TAKE PART IN THIS EVENT HERE This ‘Digital meets Transport' networking session will open doors to larger brands that are...
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NVIDIA, TomTom, Robert Bosch and European Space Agency Join Speaker Line-up for the Driverless Technology Conference 2016

From self-parking cars, gesture-controlled infotainment systems to head-up displays that augment reality, car technology is advancing so quickly that it’s hard to imagine what’s next. In the face of rapidly expanding technological capabilities for self-driving cars, highly automated and autonomous vehicles the Driverless Technology Conference is set to return for its second year. Taking...
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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 relatively unexplored. There are substantial demands from Chinese businesses and government to work with UK innovation base. Equally, the demands from UK businesses and innovators for further support in...
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Shift2Rail 2016

Do you have an innovative idea or developing a technology that could be used in the rail industry? If so the Shift2Rail and H2020 programme : 2016 conference is the must event to attend on 11 th November 2016 . This conference will provide key information about the opportunities to develop and obtain funding for your innovation under the Shift2Rail and H2020 programmes. The...
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Robotics & Autonomous Systems Regional Dissemination & Brokerage Event NOC, Southampton – 19 September 2016

The National Oceanographic Centre (NOC) at Southampton University was an appropriate venue for the third regional RAS disseminaton and brokerage event organized by the KTN. The purpose of the event was to present the scope of Innovate UK’s  latest Robotics and Autonomous Systems (RAS) competition call.  Innovate UK and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...
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New Competition: £2m to be invested in aviation security technologies

The Future of Aviation Security The Department for Transport and the Home Office are to invest up to £2 million over Phases 1 and 2 of this new SBRI competition which will be part of a £25.5 million programme supporting Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS). By 2021, the FASS programme aims to develop and exploit technology, capabilities and knowledge to provide a step-change to...
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Historic agreement reached to mitigate international aviation emissions

Government, industry and civil society representatives agreed on Thursday (6 th October 2016) on a new global market-based measure (GMBM) to control CO 2 emissions from international aviation. The historic move came as the UN aviation agency The International Civil Aviation Organization ( ICAO ) met in Montreal and agreed to recommend adoption of a final Resolution text for the GMBM. ...
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What does the future hold for the Internal Combustion Engine?

ICE – A hard habit to break   by Mark Matchett With the phrase “Low Carbon” being used so often today and with the reputation of the Internal Combustion Engine (ICE), being hindered in recent times by events such as the emissions scandal, what future remains for combustion engines in road transport?  Additionally following Brexit, with ambiguity around the role of the EU,...
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Horizon 2020 for Transport update

Update on H2020 Transport incl how SMEs can get funding to apply for H2020
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The iNet @ Loughborough University – Open Call for Collaborative R&D projects

Closing date : Noon, Wednesday 28 September 2016      As a UK-based HEI/Research Institute, this Call may be of interest to you. As a collaborating partner, you may be eligible to receive 40% grant towards your costs.   The aim of this call is to assist the industrial and research communities to work together to stimulate innovation within...
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DfT T-TRIG case study: Wayfindr developing open standard for inclusive navigation services

The Department for Transport (DfT) is currently promoting its T-TRIG Innovation Grants in a series of posts on Twitter, including citing the example of the previously funded  Wayfindr  - a company now developing an open standard to lower the barriers for built-environment owners and digital navigation services to make their environments, products and services inclusive for vision...
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Dissemination and Brokerage for £5 million Robotics and Autonomous Systems competition - registration for events in Coventry, Manchester, Southampton

In mid-September, KTN and the Robotics and Autonomous Systems Special Interest Group  host a series of networking and briefing events with Innovate UK promoting the recently launched £5 million Robotics and autonomous systems competition - and invites innovators to get an inside track on this opportunity, initiate consortia building, and consider regional specialism for respective...
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Department for Transport seeking novel ideas to improve the UK transport system through three new T-TRIG calls

In webinars presented on Wednesday and Thursday of this week by Department for Transport (DfT), and hosted by KTN, promoting the latest Transport Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) calls , its officials emphasised that the focus for the  Open and targeted Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) calls will be capturing innovative ideas that could lead to an improved...
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Call open: Future Aviation Security Solutions

The Department for Transport has launched a new competition aimed at supporting projects around improving aviation security. DEADLINE: Midnight 22 nd August 2016 The call has the following features: Aimed at SME’s, academics and other research organisations £30,000 project size 3-month project duration Projects can be: Prototype development ...
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DfT Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant opens Monday - webinars this week to hear about 100% grant funding opportunities worth £500,000

The Department for Transport (DfT) will on Monday (25 July) open the latest round of its Transport Technology Research Innovation Grant (T-TRIG) to support technology innovation in the transport sector. The grant offers 100% funding for projects in three separate calls : An open call for new transport ideas A targeted call for solutions to challenges in aviation...
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BIS Report: UK aerospace Supply Chain Study

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has released a report on a commissioned study to assess the opportunities and barriers in the UK aerospace supply chain. In 2015, the UK aerospace industry employed 116,000 people and generated a revenue of nearly £29bn. Gross value added grew on average by 4% between 2009 and 2015, compared with 2% for the manufacturing industry as a...
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Rail industry reaching out for solutions to its customer experience challenges as outlined for RSSB’s £4 million Train Operator Challenge

The Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) is reaching out to innovators for potential solutions for its 2016 Train Operator Challenge (TOC-16), a competition offering £4 million to support development of new methods for enhancing customer experience in the rail industry. Potential areas of interest for which solutions are welcome from innovators, including those currently not active...
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ATLANT, A new hybrid VTOL: be part of the journey

RosAeroSystems in Russia have designed a new aircraft combining the properties of an airship, aeroplane and helicopter. Developed to carry up to 170 tonnes with a flight range from 1500 to 5000 km, the aircrafts require a small landing space and essentially can land in any environment making it ideal for accessing oil platforms and difficult to access locations.   The aircraft...
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CivTech pilot scheme to beta test daring innovation in the Scottish public sector

The Scottish government has announced a pilot scheme for applying digital technologies for improving public sector services , and to ‘drive daring and innovation into the public sector’, including for air quality and smart roads, offering top prizes of £15,000 with no equity or IP stake taken. Its CivTech beta will test a new route for entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and other...
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Horizon 2020 SESAR JU calls on drone operation impacts

Check out the list of calls on the European Commission website Open: 14th July 2016 Deadline: 25 th October 2016   Background The growing drone market shows significant potential for Europe. The development of the drone industry is dependent on the ability of drones to operate in all areas of airspace, including at very low levels. Stimulating research and...
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DHL challenges smart minds to develop innovative robotics and green freight solutions

DHL has opened two world-wide innovation challenges inviting inventors and visionaries to submit ideas in the areas of sustainable logistics and robotics . The deadline for a written and video submissions explaining ideas for innovative logistics business models and self-driving delivery cart concepts by 28 September 2016.   Fair and Responsible Challenge - sustainable...
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£15m Innovate UK Open funding competition Briefing - de-risking and accelerating ideas to commercialisation

On 14 June KTN hosted a webinar to promote Innovate UK’s £15m Open funding competition briefing, the Recording of which is now available for playback .   Background Information: Innovate UK: Open funding competition Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovative R&D projects. These projects are designed to help businesses develop new products,...
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KTN supporting New Designers 2016 exhibition — 6 to 9 July at BDC in Islington

Billed as the UK&'s most important exhibition for emerging design, New Designers 2016 (on 6 to 9 July at BDC in Islington) includes workshops hosted by KTN, including a Materials & Design Clinic. Readers can book day tickets in advance for £10.50 using discount code NDKTN.   Thursday Late: 07 July | Creative Thinking for Commercial Success As part of this...
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