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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£2.5m funding competition into Data Intensive Systems (DaISy)

EPSRC and the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) wish to support academic research and collaboration to address the growing challenges associated with the effective management and use of data.

Around £2.5M of funding is available for a balanced portfolio of exploratory projects which identify a critical challenge associated with 'Data Intensive Systems' and implement a credible research plan for addressing it.

Full proposals for work of around one year in duration are invited and will be expected to start by the end of May 2012.

The overall aim is to improve understanding in academia of key Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) issues related to data intensive systems in defence and security so as to provide focus for high quality research with potential for real impact. 

Full information available on the EPSRC website.

Competition closes 4pm 22 Nov 2011.

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