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.

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Sector specialists and non-execs sought for KTN. Apply now.
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Smart, Green and Integrated Transport calls is now open

The Partner Search tool for 2014 & 2015 Smart, Green and Integrated Transport calls is now open. Submission procedure is similar to previous years. A set of documents is provided through this link ( click here ). The areas covered are: - Call "Mobility for Growth" AVIATION RAIL ROAD WATERBORNE URBAN MOBILITY LOGISTICS ...
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FP7 2013 Draft work programme for surface transport now available

The marvellously-named "non-paper" that outlines areas of potential funding under the European FP7 programme for 2013 is now available to download from the Surface Transport group 's document library .  Look for the document named 2013 Work Proramme [Non-Paper].doc - note you will need to be a member of the Surface Transport group in order to download this document. Download the...
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Catapult Centre for Transport Systems announced in Budget!

Transport Systems and Future Cities Catapults Announced As part of the Budget day announcement, the government has revealed plans for two new centres that will demonstrate how technology and innovation can improve services and quality life in cities and develop integrated, efficient and sustainable national transport systems. What this means to the Transport KTN The...
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Technology Strategy Board appoints Project Manager for Transport Systems Catapult

New PM The Transport KTN is pleased to announce that the Technology Strategy Board has appointed Daniel Ruiz as project manager for the Transport Systems Catapult.   Daniel has an impressive pedigree within the transport sector, having provided a range of consultancy and project and programme management services to key transport initiatives in recent years.  Daniel will...
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Internet of Things (or Capitalising on Transport's Expanding Digital Universe) - London - synopsis and presentations

On 11th May, the Technology Strategy Board announced that they will be making a £5m fund available for a competition on developing applications around the Internet of Things. Along with the Health, Modern Built Environment and Energy KTNs, the Transport KTN was invited to help in the scoping of this competition. On Wed 25th May, over 60 delegates met in London to share understanding of...
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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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Rail specialist joins Transport KTN team

We are delighted to welcome Jim Lupton to the Transport Knowledge Transfer Network team as our rail specialist. Jim has over 25 years experience as a railway engineer having worked for South West Trains, HSBC Rail (now Eversholt Rail Group),  and the Rail Safety & Standards Board ( RSSB ), where he managed their engineering research programme on behalf of the industry. More...
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Dryport Conference 21 and 22 October 2010, Edinburgh

Organised by SEStran and the Transport Research Institute (TRI), this ground-breaking event will focus on examining the critical role of inland terminals in their relation to ports, encompassing issues of integration, collaboration, competition and associated strategies of hinterland access. Keynote speakers from around the world will provide insights into intermodal strategies to...
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Transport Systems Catapult - an initial overview

What is the Transport Systems Catapult? If you are curious about what this Catapult is all about, we have written a document , in consultation with industry partners, that gives an overview of the emerging thinking around a Transport Systems Catapult Centre.     Contents of the Transport KTN's overview document The document covers the mission and...
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Using Data in Transport

Large datasets Transport networks are complex systems that, through constant monitoring, generate large datasets regarding the state of the infrastructure, its capacity and safety. Models of scheduling can be exploited to manage a transport system more effectively. With the aid of such methods, schedulers and planners can explore options in both the planning and operational phases. ...
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Department for Transports Logistics Growth Review.

In November the Department for transport published its Logistics Growth Review Paper which clearly identifies themes that will help stimulate growth for the sector over the short, medium and longer terms. The Logistics Growth Review presents a diverse package of measures that targets the key barriers to growth identified by the logistics industry and its...
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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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Research into capacity at nodes on the rail network has relevance to road intersections, ports, stations and airports

While in the rail sector there is R&D activity within academia and the supply base, the Rail Safety & Standards Board (RSSB) is responsible for managing much of the R&D that addresses cross-industry issues.  In 2009, RSSB along with its primary research funder, the Department for Transport, formed a partnership with the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council...
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Opportunity to expand into European Rail markets

Networking at InnoTrans The Railway Industry Association is gauging support for a possible networking event at InnoTrans (Berlin, 18-21 September 2012), where UK rail sector businesses seeking to develop innovations could meet potential partners that could help with development. If sufficient support is indicated and the Railway Industry Association does run an event, it will...
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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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AGGRI FP7 Rail seminar - presentations available

Brief summary of AGGRI FP7 Rail Seminar 1 st July 2011 The Transport KTN supported the AGGRI FP7 rail seminar on 1 st July 2011.  This event was a useful opportunity to: find out what some of the successful FP7 proposals have been, what has made them successful, and the overall value of these find out more about some current proposals - please log in to view the...
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FP7 Transport Call Theme 7 - Now Open

The FP7 Transport Call Theme 7 opened 20 July 2011 and closes 20 December 2011. For details and themes please  click here to see the document and guidelines.
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Freight modal choice gets boost

The Transport KTN is supporting the development of integrated transport solutions, and the efficient movement of these goods plays a key role in achieving this. There are a number of freight initiatives, programmes and projects across a broad spectrum of stake holders and organisations which already exist; however awareness of these and where to access the information is not always common...
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Doncaster steps closer to becoming a port, with confirmation of £400m deal

Rossington Inland Port, a collaboration between Helios Europe, Shepherd Developments and Segro, will feature cutoms clearance and bonded warehouses in a crucial location for centralised logistics.  This development, near Doncaster, will bring together new rail, road and port logistics in one place, linking the East coast ports with an inland location. Read the full...
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Government to invest 6 billion pounds in UK SouthEast railways

Good Today, Transport Secretary Philip Hammond announced that the government is investing £8bn in the UK’s railways. This includes a go-ahead for the full Thameslink development with 12-car trains by 2011. Bad  However, the upcoming hike in rail fares, the two year delay in completion of the Thameslink developments, and the decision on replacing the aging Intercity fleet...
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Sense-check the TSAG's aspirations and shape the 30-year Rail Technical Strategy

What is this consultation about? There is an anticipated rise in demand for higher quality and more economic rail travel for passengers and freight use, as well as stricter controls on environmental impact and long term sustainability "Railway assets generally have long payback periods so we can’t rely on being able to change things quickly. The railway industry needs to start...
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