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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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Marine Industries Alliance launched

The marine industry has a real future (£8bn potential growth) - and significant scale (£10bn turnover and around 90,000 employees).

The recent launch of the marine industries growth strategy has attracted coverage from around the country and favourable comment from The Times, Lloyds List, Tradewinds, and other trade press.  For the first time, we have a strategy that gives our industries a real opportunity to work with Government to maximise our chances of future growth.  The 10 year vision should also provide confidence to investors and potential employees.  You can read more or download it at http://ukmarinealliance.com/about-us.

This has not happend by chance, but due to hard work by people who see the need to collaborate, and who are doing so through the Marine Industries Leadership Council and its working groups.  Increasingly, people are also joining the UK Marine Alliance, and using its brand to highlight their company's part in this large industry.  The Alliance acts as an umbrella identity for companies in marine sectors like naval, commercial , leisure, renewables, marine science and security.  It doesn't supercede any trade association membership - most of these are already part of the Council.  There is no charge to join.  The branding will soon be downloadable at www.ukmarinealliance.com/extranet, but if you want it now, please contact Patrick Carnie, Strategy Manager at the Council. 

As strategy manager for the Council, Patrick would like to thank everyone who has helped so far, and to encourage you consider the benefits of joining the Alliance.  The more members, the more likely we are to attract international customers and UK employees, and to influence Government priorities.

To join the Marine Industries Alliance, please go to http://www.ukmarinealliance.com/login.

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