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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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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BFI Fuller challenge offering $100,000 prize for innovations with positive social or environmental impacts for all humanity

The Buckminster Fuller Institute (BFI) - a New York based body that promotes the ideas of the renowned author, designer and inventor - has invited entries from around the world for its 2016 Fuller Challenge , that seeks to support innovative proposed solutions for some of humanity’s most pressing problems. According to BFI, R. Buckminster Fuller issued a call for a “Design...
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Competition for funding - Energy Game Changers

Innovate UK announce funding for the transfer of technology to the Energy sector, (Pre existing players needn’t apply).   Who are “They” anyway Ever enjoyed one of those conversations putting the world to rights. Ever found yourself blaming the proverbial “They” for missing the obvious. Well if you’re a UK SME from outside of the Energy sector here’s your big chance to...
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Clean Sky 2 - Nice to meet you, where you been?

The KTN organised Clean Sky 2 Information Day on 15 December Clean - held at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills headquarters in London - was one of a series of such information days across Europe to promote national participation in a 'third wave' of calls under the EU Clean Sky 2 Programme . The event, hosted by KTN's Mark Matchett (right), provided an...
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Resource exhibition to cover car sharing, Resource efficiency in manufacturing, reducing susceptibility to materials pricing and recycling

KTN will next year again be supporting Resource , the leading conference-led exhibition designed to help businesses take steps towards resource efficiency and the circular economy. Resource connects professionals from across the textiles, automotive, food, retail, chemicals, construction and electrical industries to help them to learn about the circular economy, network and find new...
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View this new KTN maritime video

UK Maritime : Winning in a Global Market “The UK marine & maritime sector has some of the best talent in the world... it's huge, so diverse. It's a great sector, and I think it has a fabulous future” says Anna Soubry, Minister of State for Small Business, Industry and Enterprise, speaking on a new KTN film promoting the UK maritime industry. The film – “UK Maritime : Winning...
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Horizon 2020 Transport SME Innovation Day Presentations and live discussions “essential viewing” for SME Instrument 2016-2017

Presentations and live discussions held at the Transport SME Innovation Day in Brussels on 23 November 2015 have been made available to view online . According to Louise Mothersole, the Horizon 2020 UK National Contact Point for Transport, “for companies considering a submission to the Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument 2016-2017: Small business innovation research for...
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Call for participants for KTN partnering visit to China to develop partnerships for products and services that address issues of rapid urbanisation

To assist potential applicants for the  China-UK Newton Fund Research & Innovation Bridges Competition  KTN is offering a subsidised tour to China, with provisional dates of 16 to 24 January 2016. Update: KTN is also organising a partnering webinar for the morning of 14 January 2016 - see details below. The deadline for applications for this Newton Fund...
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Last chance to register for the London information day on the €95 million aeronautical research funding opportunities in the third wave of Clean Sky 2

Today is the final day to register for the London Clean Sky 2 Information Day , on 15 December, featuring the funding opportunities presented by the latest wave of calls for potential ’Core Partners’ under the Clean Sky 2 aeronautical research programme. Over €95 million of funding is now open in 22 cals relating to of Large Passenger Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Fast...
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KTN to help English regions compete globally via a new Smart Specialisation Hub

Speaking yesterday at Innovate2015, Business Secretary Sajid Javid announced the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills is to set up an independent hub for expert advice on “Smart Specialisation” in England . The Smart Specialisation Hub, he said, “will forge better links between businesses, universities, investors and Catapults and provide better evidence on cluster...
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Over €1 billion of extra EU funding on offer for Connecting Europe, Horizon 2020 and legacy transport programmes in INEA General Call

The European Commission Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) yesterday announced €7.5 billion of funding in two calls across 12 priority areas in its 2015 Multi-Annual Work Programme for the Connecting Europe Facility . The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is the successor of the Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency (TEN-T EA), which was...
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Horizon 2020 work programme for 2016-2017 published - open to innovation, open to science, and open to the world

The official version of the Horizon 2020 Transport Work Programme for 2016/2017 - Smart, green and integrated transport was published on 13 October 2015. Within the €16 billion work programme for 2016-17 , The Transport Challenge ‘Smart, green and integrated transport’ is offering a budget of €352.6 million in 2016 and €403.5 million in 2017 to achieve a European transport system...
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UK Information and Networking Day for the Third Call for Core Partners for the European Clean Sky 2 programme on 15 December

KTN is organising the UK information day for potential ’Core Partners’ for a third wave of calls under the €4 billion Clean Sky 2 aeronautical research programme , in the areas of Large Passenger Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Fast Rotorcraft, Airframe, Engines and Systems. The Clean Sky 2 Info Day on the third Call for Core Partners in London will be held...
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Don’t’ miss out on the Cities Integrated by Design Competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800,000 in technical feasibility studies that explore the operational and financial feasibility of integrating planned new or retrofit infrastructure projects into other urban systems in a beneficial way.   Infrastructure projects traditionally find it difficult to look beyond their own system – usually because integration into...
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Briefing event in London on 3 November for IC tomorrow Intelligent Data Insights Innovation Contest

IC tomorrow , an Innovate UK programme to stimulate innovation and economic growth in the digital sector, is next Tuesday hosting a briefing event in central London about its Intelligent Data Insights Innovation Contest . Details of this contest are not yet available on its website, but previews stats its purpose to explore new ways to harness big data, and includes six ‘challenges’...
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Launch of Future Worlds platform to promote University of Southampton spinout companies

The University of Southampton is hosting a launch event on 8 December in London for its futureworlds.com  website, to promote its platform for startup and spinout companies.  The Future Worlds enterprise network connects companies, provides a platform for nurturing ideas through mentoring, offers connections with with investors, and organises events. The launch event...
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Tickets on sale for Innovate 2015 on 9 and 10 November at Old Billingsgate

Innovate 2015 , co-hosted by Innovate UK and UK Trade and Investment (UKTI), will gather more than 3,000 UK businesses with investors, buyers, academic institutions and global companies to discuss funding and support opportunities and UK innovation capability. The exhibition and conference is advertised as the UK’s largest, multi-sector innovation event for SMEs, international...
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Sensor systems and data analytics expertise sought for increased efficiencies in delivery of Crossrail

Digital Catapult is seeking proposals from companies with expertise in sensors technologies or data analytics solutions that could be applicable to large construction projects.   New railway for London Currently Europe’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail Limited has completed 42km of tunnels and is building ten new stations and improving 30 more. When...
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Do you have expertise in condition monitoring, hazardous environments, big data, engagement? Cross-sector opportunity to apply capabilities in energy

The KTN is organising a webinar on Friday 11 December to promote Innovate UK’s a Energy Game Changer competition that opens next year, that will offer a total of up to £1.5m for feasibility studies to address challenges faced by the electricity generation industry. To encourage radical change and input of new ideas, Innovate UK is specifically looking for solutions from SMEs...
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T-TRIG - watering the seeds of innovative transport technologies

In the second webinar to assist application for its Transport Technology Research Innovations Grant the Department for Transport’s Neil Ebenezer emphasised that applicants should hone in on justifying the potential for innovation and wider impact on the department’s priorities in proposals.   DfT Transport Technologies Innovations Research Grant - webinar number 2, 23...
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DfT Transport Technologies Innovations Grant webinar - innovation and impact

Transport Technologies Innovations Grant Webinar 1 recording - 21 October 2015 from Knowledge Transfer Network on Vimeo . For the current, third, iteration of its Transport Technologies Innovations Grant (T-TRIG), the Department for Transport has streamlined the application form to five questions, weighting in favour of applications the strongest in terms of innovation and...
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Handy insider tips on applying for DfT’s Local Transport Air Quality Challenge Innovation Grant

The DfT Local Transport Air Quality Challenge Innovation Grant is currently open for applications, until midnight of Monday 2 November. KTN hosted a second webinar to assist potential applicants on 16 October, during which Iarla Kilbane-Dawe, DfT’s Head of Research Delivery, reemphasised that proposals needn't be limited to the suggested six challenges, and should be designed to help...
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Revealed - the twenty five recipients of DfT T-TRIG funding to date

For its Transport Technologies Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) scheme, the Department for Transport has so far funded 25 projects: including eleven early-stage transport innovation grants resulting from the 2014 pilot competition and a further fourteen arising from the June 2015 round of this rolling grant funding call. For the pilot scheme , launched in December 2014, DfT said that the...
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Department for Transport launches second round of its T-TRIG open funding call for 2015 to move innovative transport technologies forward

The Department for Transport (DfT) has today (19 October) released documentation and application form for its open-call competition to support early stage research projects which could lead to the development of successful new transport products, processes or services. The Transport Technology Research Innovations Grant (T-TRIG) is a scheme that enables the Department to fully-fund...
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KTN takes a closer look at Aviation – your chance to get engaged

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has commissioned a study to help it understand the scope of aviation and the potential areas of innovation where KTN could best add value. The study is being carried out by Richard Pitman , of Pitman & Co Ltd, working closely with the KTN Transport team. KTN would encourage those with an interest in participating in the work to contact Richard...
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