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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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£6m available for novel research in autonomous and intelligent systems

The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and a number of industrial partners (including Network Rail, BAE Systems, Sellafield Ltd, Cisco, National Nuclear Labratory and Scisys), have formed a strategic partnership to fund novel research in autonomous and intelligent systems. It is expected that many academic disciplines will have research ideas to contribute to this call.

Funds of up to £6 million from EPSRC and partners, including a range of in kind contributions from partners, is available for this call. Proposals will be for up to five years in length and proposal reviewers will be looking for a suite of research to address a number of key challenges, outlined below (full description in the briefing document). A lead university will be selected for management purposes from the successful grant holders.

Proposals must address at least one of the following areas:

  • software architectures
  • sensor exploitation
  • situational awareness
  • decision making and planning
  • information management
  • verification of autonomous systems
  • model building and learning

Simon Crook, the Aerospace Sector Manager within EPSRC will be delivering a webinar briefing on Tuesday 12 July, describing the content and themes of the Call, as well as providing hints and tips for writing a proposal, and taking questions from web-delegates. To join the webinar please email Hazel Beckett for the joining instructions.

Further information on this Call, including the full briefing document, can be found on the ERPSRC website



2 people have had something to say so far

Interesting - but note the closing date, statesd as 4th August, so need to get a move on.

Anyone in the Transport domain (Network Rail, BAE ?!) already preparing proposals ?
There is a big fit for us in most of the listed areas and we would like to explore potential projects
that we can particpate in.
Please get in touch,
Posted on 11/07/11 11:25.

how do I get in touch please? (to follow up our conversation on 5 July!)

with best wishes

David Upton (david@simulation.cc)
Posted on 12/07/11 14:59 in reply to Andrew Tunnicliffe.

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