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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Design requirements sought from transport industry on a novel low power, extreme distance communication networking technology for transport

3-Sci Ltd — a Hampshire based company that produces the Wi-Corr wireless corrosion monitoring system - is currently working on a programme, part-funded by Innovate UK , aimed at evaluating the potential market take-up for a novel, low power demand, sensor network (called DAISEE) for monitoring transport infrastructure (road, rail and marine). DAISEE is a long-life, extreme-distance,...
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Innovate UK to invest up to £15M in innovative R&D projects across all sectors with its first Open funding competition

To fast-track ideas judged to have potential for leading to new disruptive innovations, as well as for new ways for achieving business growth, Innovate UK has opened a different type of competition — offering up to £15 million for innovative R&D projects, open to all UK companies in any sector . The Innovate UK: Open funding competition , the first of two planned in this...
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Learnings from the First Low Carbon Truck Demonstration Projects and Launch of a £24m Second Wave of Funding.

Innovate UK has announced it is to hold an event focused on dissemination of learnings from the first Low Carbon Truck Demonstrator programme launched in 2013. The event will be held in Birmingham on 14 July.   The Innovate UK team will also talk about possible future plans for low emission freight.   The first demonstrator programme funded 12 projects with...
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International Festival for Business 2016 Liverpool - your global marketplace

Further to our announcement back in February of KTN’s involvement in the International Festival for Business 2016 , in Liverpool on 13 June to 1 July, as well as news of an Association of Industrial Laser Users workshop on opportunities for laser material processing for the maritime community , KTN’s Ben Peace has provided an update with some last minute details of the events...
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Women in innovation: £200,000 Innovate UK infocus funding award

To encourage talented women entrepreneurs to play their full part in  helping enhance UK economic growth, Innovate UK is offering a total of £200,000 and a package of tailored support for businesswomen with ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation . OECD research carried out in 2013 cited by Innovate UK found that men are three times more likely to own a...
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MassChallenge UK launches no-equity startup accelerator programme applications for 2016

MassChallenge , a Boston, Massachusetts, based startup accelerator non-profit, has opened a UK startup accelerator programme for 2016 offering equity-free support to early stage entrepreneurs worth up to £50,000 for 10 to 20 startups in any sector. MassChallenge UK has been launched to connect high-impact, early stage startups with mentors, partners and investors, and support during a...
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Newton Fund UK-Jiangsu Innovation Bridging Workshop

Following a successful  Newton Fund brokered visit of UK companies with expertise in rapid urbanisation to Jiangsu , China, in January, the Jiangsu Science and Technology Department (JSTD) is bring a delegation of nine companies to London next month to help facilitate further innovation partnerships. JSTD also intends to offer R&D funding for Jiangsu businesses to...
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Innovate UK announces £4.5 million connected digital additive manufacturing competition

Innovate UK is investing up to £4.5 million in collaborative industrial research projects that stimulate innovation in additive manufacturing , also known as 3D printing. The aim of this competition is to help companies overcome barriers to business growth in additive manufacturing. It is also intended to encourage these companies to explore and develop wider digital manufacturing...
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European Structural and Investment Funds finder

At the time of writing there are 99 separate currently open funding opportunities listed in The European Structural and Investment Funds programme ‘funding finder’ , a rolling collection of European development funding schemes designed to help local growth through supporting investment in innovation, businesses, skills and employment and create jobs. These funds are variously...
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Innovate UK opens £15 million Manufacturing and Materials competition — networking events 23 to 27 May

Innovate UK has today announced the opening of its Manufacturing and materials competition , offering support totalling up to £15 million for manufacturing and materials projects that could lead to increased productivity, competitiveness and growth, especially for SMEs. The type of projects Innovate UK seeks to support are those that focus on technical feasibility, industrial research...
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National Innovation Plan: call for ideas

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) has this week issued a call for ideas on its Citizen Space website, seeking views on how the UK should develop its innovation framework and system. the nature of innovation is changing towards greater use of digitally connected technologies and data. The online survey is canvasing views on how the UK should respond and develop...
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Collaborate To Innovate competition to celebrating successful and innovative collaborations in engineering

The Engineer magazine has announced that entries are open for its Collaborate To Innovate competition , offering exposure of collaborative projects at a its Collaborate to Innovate Conference, on 17 November 2016. Partnered by EPSRC and the Advanced Manufacturing Catapult, the competition invites entries from projects that address engineering challenges related to the following...
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Hello Tomorrow Challenge - are you, or do you know, a science innovator capable of taking technologies from the lab to be impactful products

The 2016 Hello Tomorrow Challenge was launched this week offering a €100K top prize in equity free funding for a global competition for early-stage startups and projects. It is also offering category prizes of €15K in 10 separate ‘tracks’, including in Aeronautics, Air Quality, Data and Transportation & Mobility. Hello Tomorrow is a non-profit headquartered in Paris aiming to...
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Innovate UK published its 2016/2017 delivery plan promising investment of £561 million in cutting-edge UK firms

Innovate UK has published its 12 month delivery plan  promising investment of £561 million in innovation and to take a more focused approach to supporting innovative UK companies. Its delivery plan for the year 2016 to 2017 includes: a new sector focus that is easier for industry, investors and government to work with a 5-point plan to underpin activity across...
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KTN publishes a guide for businesses on implementing design methodologies throughout the innovation process

Supported by Innovate UK , KTN has published the report Design in Innnovation: Using design early for greater success , to help businesses use design methods earlier than is often the case in innovation projects, and so help deliver outcomes better suited to global markets. The suggestions in the report originated from workshops and events convened by the Design SIG -...
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Highways England publishes £150 million five year innovation strategy previewing an annual innovation challenge

Highways England has published its Innovation strategy , a five year £150 million plan to support the government’s £15 billion Road Investment Strategy. The strategy highlights planned projects that it will trial or investigate, including in new technologies and opportunities such as big data, and Internet of Things, in order to improve safety and tackle congestion on England’s...
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New European Investment Project Portal service for boosting the visibility of transport projects to attract investors

The European Commissioned has made available what it calls the European Investment Project Portal to help EU based project promoters – public or private – reach potential investors. The European Investment Project Portal (EIPP) is hosted by the European Commission as part of its Investment Plan for Europe initiative to mobilise investment, promote economic growth and create more...
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EPSRC offering £5 million to support projects addressing the human dimensions of Cyber Security

Following through on the proposition of the output of a workshop it organised in 2014 - that cybersecurity depends not just on the design of systems to deliver effective cybersecurity, but also the capacity of individuals to comply rather than bypass those systems - the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) is offering £5 million to support around six projects to...
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Public consultation on the development of a comprehensive, integrated Research, Innovation, and Competitiveness Strategy for Energy

The European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of its development of an Integrated Research, Innovation and Competitiveness Strategy designed to help the EU’s transition to a sustainable, competitive, energy-efficient and low-carbon economy, in line with commitments made at the COP21 international climate conference in Paris in December 2015 on climate targets. ...
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Clean Sky 2 third Call for Proposals offering €58 million for 63 calls - time to register for the 2016 Clean Sky Forum on 4 April

A third Call for Proposals opened on 10 March for the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking with an overall indicative funding value, (according to its Bi-Annual Work Plan And Budget 2016-2017 ), of €58 million. The Clean Sky programme aims to identify, develop and validate the key technologies necessary to achieve, by 2020 when compared to Year 2000 levels, reductions in fuel consumption...
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Feedback wanted from SMEs on their supercomputing requirements - such as for faster more accurate modelling and simulation

SESAME Net , a Horizon 2020 supported pan-European network of high performance computing centres, has launched an online survey to help understand the ‘supercomputing’ needs of SMEs . High Performance Computing (HPC) is used to speed, enhance and reduce costs of the product development cycle. Access to such facilities, for SMEs could, potentially, be a competitive disadvantage...
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KTN supported International Festival of Business in Liverpool this summer to include events for the maritime and automotive sectors

KTN is a delivery partner for the International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016), a three week programme of 60 events in Liverpool from 13 June to 1 July, focused on the manufacturing, creative and energy and environment sectors. Details of our involvement will be revealed at a later date date, but we hope to see you there. With more than 30,000 delegates expected to attend...
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Six UK SMEs funded for transport business innovation research in latest round of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument

This month the European Commission’s Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced the latest recipients of funding awards for two ‘phases’ of the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument scheme, that in the Transport and Smart Cities Mobility topic, awarded €50,000 apiece to  five UK companies in phase 1 and, for phase 2, one award of just under €2.5 million to...
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European Commission seeking views on cybersecurity public-private partnership and policies for stimulating the cybersecurity industry

Having adopted a Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy , which provides for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) on cybersecurity of technologies and solutions for online network security in to be set up this year, the European Commission is currently consulting on its scope, and on any additional policy measures required to stimulate the European cybersecurity industry . The PPP will be...
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With less than a month left to apply for 2015 awards CEF signs off €12.7BN for 263 projects to remove bottlenecks and upgrade infrastructure

The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) - the successor of the European Commission Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency - has signed the final grant agreements for the last batch of Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) projects, arising from the 2014 CEF Transport Calls for Proposals. A total of €12.7 billion of EU investment will support 263 transport...
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