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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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Unique opportunity for UK sensor suppliers to explore problems in the buoyant rail sector

Sensor technology orgs invited to do more than address "leaves on the line"
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Do you have an innovative solution to Network Rail's challenges?

View Network Rail's challenges and priorities (shown below, or in full on the website ) and propose your innovative solution online . Network Rail's Challenges and priorities: Planning for using mobile plant Reducing noise emitted from plant Safety innovation Condition monitoring of buildings and civil's assets Greater business benefit from waste ...
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The rail industry’s Enabling Innovation Team (eit) launched with £16 m funding – (www.futurerailway.org)

The rail industry has set up a new Enabling Innovation Team to accelerate the uptake of innovation in the industry.  The team led by David Clarke will be building a portfolio of investments in innovation demonstrator projects and innovation enabling actions that will drive new concepts through to implementation over the short, medium and long term.    Their mission...
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Rewarding innovation and good practice in urban street design schemes

Entries are now being accepted for the 2011 Street Design Awards, organised by Local Government News magazine. The Street Design Awards, which are divided into six categories, aim to reward innovation and good practice in urban street design schemes. The six categories are: urban green space, children's play highways, public lighting, pedestrian environment and community-led design. ...
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FP7 Transport CIVITAS call 2011 Clean Urban Transport

The European Commission’s Directorate General for Transport and Mobility has launched, as part of the 2011 FP7 Transport Calls, a Call on Clean Urban Transport - with a closing date of 12 April 2011 .  It includes two topics:   City Demonstrators : for the design, implementation and testing of innovative strategies for the sustainable mobility of passengers and...
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How DOES collaboration affect your chances of coming up with new innovations?

Here at the Transport KTN we can never emphasise enough how it's not just the funding that the Technology Strategy Board - and others - offer that enable you to create new products and services, but it's how the actual PROCESS of collaborating with others on your projects provides you with the intangible SOMETHING that creates truly long term competitive innovation. They say...
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Rail Technical Strategy demonstrates the rail industry's commitment to innovation

The new edition of the Rail Technical Strategy was launched at the end of 2012, outlining the industry’s 30-year vision for the railway. Academic response to the RTS - looking at how research can support this - will be invited and examined at an event run by RRUKA at BIS on 27th Feb.   Find out more here. Enabling Innovation in the Rail Sector The RTS is...
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Transport KTN and ESP KTNs feature in report on Innovation Communities

A recent report entitled Innovation Communities: Trust, Mutual Learning and Action by the kellogg school of Management, kellogg Innovation Network and Nordic Innovation, features the Transport KTN and ESP KTNs as case studies of Innovation Communities.   About the report This report describes and places in context the emergent phenomenon of Innovation Communities...
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Stellar lineup announced for exciting event “Collaboration and User Innovation in Transport”

The speaker programme for “Collaboration and User Innovation in Transport” has been announced!  With rapid developments in social media technology, smartphone apps, open data, and volunteered geographic information, in a context of doing more with less and doing that sustainably, the event considers: The context for collaboration and user innovation with: ...
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Innovation? It's really happening in rail!

As can be seen from the recent articles on the Transport KTN, the rail industry is embracing innovation in a big way! Rail Innovation Team The rail industry is creating a new capacity to accelerate and champion innovation.  Headed by David Clarke, a new innovation team will support the industry in capitalising on the latest thinking. It will fund demonstration projects to test...
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Innovation as an Enabler for Sustainable Development in the Rail Industry

Innovation as an enabler There is now a widespread recognition in the rail industry that innovation is a key enabler for the long-term sustainability of the railways in Great Britain, particularly in terms of economic sustainability. Whilst some progress has been made in bringing innovative technical solutions into the railway, focusing innovation efforts on technology alone will not be...
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Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Bristol 2012

  Venturefest Bristol 2012, in partnership with the Technology Strategy Board, is an event aimed at bringing together entrepreneurs and SMEs with investors and large corporates in order to develop and grow high-tech businesses.    The Innovation Showcase at Venturefest Bristol 2012 gives innovative companies and entrepreneurs a chance to showcase their business...
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Unlocking Innovation Scheme for the rail sector

Unlocking Innovation in the Rail Sector UK registered suppliers with technology, capabilities or services of value to the rail sector might like to be aware of an opportunity from the Railway Industry Association .   With sponsorship from the Technical Strategy Leadership Group and RSSB , made possible by funding from the Department for Transport , the Railway...
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19 consortia announced as winners in R&D funding competition

£10million-worth of R&D project funding In October last year the Transport KTN ran a consortia-building event for the Accelerating Innovation in Rail collaborative R&D competition .  The Technology Strategy Board received lots of quality applications, across a good breadth and range  from within and outside the rail sector, and nineteen projects have been...
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TSB £2m call for feasibility studies of innovative projects across the technology sector

  The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across our core technology areas and to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well equipped to respond to society's current and future challenges.   They are seeking projects in the fields of advanced materials and nanoscale...
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Funding summary update: Boosting innovation in manufacturing competencies

Full info on this competition: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/boosting-innovation-in-manufacturing-competencies.ashx Download the brief: http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/comp_supportinginnovationinmanufacturing_final.pdf Type of competition: Collaborative R&D Download the Transport KTN’s useful guide to the TSB’s collaborative...
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All At Sea - Articulating UK Marine Innovation, Science & Technology Priorities

Exciting opportunity on 18th Jan 2012 for you to find out about the MOD and TSB marine innovation, science and technology strategies, and make valuable new contacts. Having a good understanding of where future investment into the marine industry will be made will give you a great chance to get involved in what could well be new markets in future. Organisations outside the...
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Up to £15million funding for Technology-Inspired Innovation

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £15m in collaborative research and development projects that stimulate innovation across their key enabling technology areas:  advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, photonics and electrical systems; information and communications technology; and nanoscale technologies. This competition...
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Transport Seminars at Innovate 11 - Including webinars

Come along to some of the transport and travel seminars at innovate11 , and get involved in the discussions. If you can't be there in person, the 10:25am rail seminar and the 2:00pm End to End Low Carbon story will also be available as webinars – all members of the Innovate 11 group will be able to log in, view and listen live, and ask questions interactively. See below for...
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Transport KTN supporting £4m competition on innovation in rail sector

New competition  The Technology Strategy Board today announced a £4m competition, funded jointly with the RSSB, to encourage technology exchange and innovation into the rail industry.  This competition, which will open on 7th November, is seeking a broad range of innovative but comparatively small projects completing on a short timescale. It is anticipated that there will...
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What's in a name? Technology Readiness Levels explained

A recurring issue to developers and adopters of new technologies lies in managing and communicating the expectations for different stages of technology development and establishment of manufacturing capability.   "Automotive Technology and Manufacturing Readiness Levels – A guide to recognised stages of development within the automotive industry", has been...
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Unique opportunity for UK sensor suppliers to explore problems in the buoyant rail sector

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LowCVP call for evidence - the impact of policy on the low carbon vehicle and fuel sector

The UK automotive sector appears to be successful, and over recent years has experienced...

Innovation in Rail at the heart for bidding for the InterCity East Coast franchise competition

Last Friday (17 January 2014) Stephen Hammond MP announced that the Department for Transport...

£40k per SME under Shell Springboard low carbon ideas competition

The Shell Springboard competition is offering UK SMEs up to £40,000 each - no strings attached...