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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Transport KTN plays a pivotal role in ensuring collaboration across biogas initiatives

The Transport KTN (TKTN), is helping to facilitate the exchange of ideas between a diverse group of industry and governmental bodies, all of whom are keen to explore the opportunities presented by biogas.  Amongst the parties to benefit from the TKTN's role as a facilitator are the Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association (ADBA), DEFRA and the Technology Strategy Board.  Some of the most recent technological developments plus a number of new schemes, initiatives and products will be on display at the UK Biomethane and Gas Vehicle Conference 2013, taking place today at City Hall, London.

TKTN director, Neil Ridley, explained more about the TKTN's role;

"Through our links with industry, academia and government we have been able to bring about a strong collaboration.  We were aware of several complementary initiatives that were underway and by combining their funding and knowledge the UK road transport industry will have access to the latest information on the countrywide infrastructure for biogas refuelling." 

Complementary strands knitted together

The Technology Strategy Board has been running a funding competition focussing on trials for low carbon trucks, whilst at the same time, DEFRA has been looking at compiling a nationwide picture of biogas refuelling facilities.  When combined with the work of the Department for Transport on the low emission HGV Task Force Group, it became clear to John Ingram, Freight Specialist at the TKTN, that bringing these parties together could bring about greater benefits. Ingram said,

"We are delighted that we can help raise the awareness of the benefits that biomethane and gas can offer and we are looking forward to continuing to promote the unique role it has to play in fuelling the UK’s vehicle fleets in the future." 

Gas Vehicle Hub database

The new Gas Vehicle Hub, a vital database of all operating natural gas and biomethane producers and refuelling stations in the UK will be launched on June 5th. The database gives details on gas refuelling stations, gas vehicles and additional information about bio-methane's role in the development of these markets.  It can be accessed by anyone wishing to avail themselves of biogas refuelling services by visiting www.gasvehiclehub.org.

The benefits of using biomethane and gas fuels for HGVs and bus fleets are already clear and include the cutting of carbon emissions,  improvements in air quality and reduction in noise.

Download the press release here.

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