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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.

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KTN to host Industry Workshops on future challenges for cities at New Designers Exhibition 2015

Alongside the New Designers show at The Business Design Centre, Islington, next month the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) - based in the same building - will next month host a series of industry workshop events that will challenge young designers to come up with novel approaches to problems cities will likely be faced with in the future.

Challenges to be set for young designers in KTN’s Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015 include coming up with new ways to deal with the growth of cities; supporting wellbeing in an ageing population; effectively exploiting digital technologies - such as developing human-centred wearable technology; and resource efficient energy supplies.

These interactive workshops on 2 July 2015 will be an opportunity for industry, funders and university tutors to come together and learn more about the opportunities for design in innovation across a wide range of business sectors.

 

Exhibition featuring over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents

The 30th anniversary New Designers show features exhibitions of graduating designers from across the UK The Business Design Centre on 1 to 4 July presents features exhibits by over 3,000 of the most promising graduate talents from Britain’s leading design courses.

The show features everything from textiles and jewellery to product design and illustration and takes place at the spectacular Business Design Centre in London, the world's capital of design.

 

Urban design: making our cityscapes people-focused

Cities today are not always so people-friendly.

Wouldn’t it be preferable for the future cities to be designed to be people-centric?

If this is an area of interest to you, or you are just curious about how the future might look in our communities, join the Energy, Transport and Built Environment teams of KTN for an interactive discussion about the cities of the future.

We would like to welcome participants of any sector, background and age to take part in a discussion to provide creative new ways of delivering housing, energy and transportation services in the cities of the future, with a specific focus on people and interconnected systems, to understand what a more people focused urban environment can be and the benefit a different approach could provide for everyone.

This free to attend workshop is the fourth of seven workshops for this event, on Thursday, 2 July 2015 from 13:00 to 13:45 (BST) at The business Design Centre, London N1.

You can register at Urban Design for Future Lifestyles and Human Behaviours: Making our Cityscapes People-Focused.

For more details see John Bound's blog post on the KTN website: Participate in the KTN Industry Workshops at New Designers 2015.

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