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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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New marine renewables funding competition to open in early 2012

New funding competition to open in early 2012

The Technology Strategy Board, in partnership with Scottish Enterprise and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), plans to provide funding for collaborative R&D projects that support cross industry challenges and cost reduction as the industry prepares for array deployment of wave and tidal energy.   

Prior to the launch of the competition for funding in 2012, the funders seek feedback (click here to compete a short survey) on five proposed themes:

  • Tidal array cabling
  • Installation methods and best use of dynamic positioning and other vessels for tidal arrays
  • Navigation aids and collision avoidance
  • Antifouling ad corrosion
  • Subsea hubs

Roadmapping work that the Transport KTN has recently been involved with shows that In both wave and tidal energy, the UK is seen as leading the world marine energy industry.  The domestic and export market for support services to this rapidly growing industry, including vessels, sensors, navigation, is seen to be an enormous opportunity for UK-based industry. 

If you're interested in shaping how funds will be invested in the above, please take a few minutes to complete a short survey.



1 person has had something to say so far

This competition opens on 26th Jan 2012. There is a one day seminar, hosted by CDE and DSTL, in Southampton on Thursday 26th January 2012 to coincide with the launch. The event will provide an overview on maritime research priorities (morning session) and further details of the CDE call for research proposals (afternoon session). The event is free, but you do need to register for it - www.science.mod.uk. More information on the competition including the brief and info on the application process is available to download from http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/maritime-platform-efficiency-susta­inability.ashx
Posted on 18/01/12 12:24.

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