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Covid-19

Covid-19 continues to be present in our lives at home and at work.  KTN is ideally placed to work for the greater good and has already demonstrated its powerful connections through work on the Vaccines Taskforce, the Ventilator Challenge and advising the government on social distancing.  We can bring together sectors to work on supply chain issues and our network can be a source of innovative solutions and approaches.

KTN continues to support funding calls by signposting our network to them and by holding online briefing events.  Covid-specific calls that are relevant to our audience will be listed on our main funding page.

As the pandemic became more widespread, KTN curated links to a wide variety of initiatives, resources, specifications and international links. These continue to be updated.

Initiatives and resources

Signposting for businesses

Guidance (including regulatory)

International links

See our Global Covid-19 page for international resources, including funding and worldwide initiatives.

Contact

If you think you have solutions, resources or other ideas which can help tackle some of the effects of Covid-19, or need connecting with a specific sector, please get in touch with KTN and we will direct you to the teams working on solving some of these challenges. Email Covid-19@ktn-uk.org

 

Funding Opportunities

Innovation continuity loans: Strand 2 October 2020 follow-on competition

Innovate UK is offering up to £210 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and third sector organisations that have a challenge in continuing, completing or following on an innovation project. Loans are for organisations that find themselves facing a sudden shortage or even unavailability of funds resulting directly from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Opens: 01/10/2020 Closes: 04/11/2020

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SBRI Competition - Next generation home vision testing

Organisations can apply for a share of £100,000 inclusive of VAT, to develop remotely deployed vision testing.

Opens: 21/09/2020 Closes: 18/11/2020

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19th June

Beyond Covid-19: How can innovation play its part in a green economic recovery?

Join KTN’s Alicia Greated as she discusses innovation and a green economic recovery with a panel of industry experts.

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News

31.08.2020

Agri-tech hackathon seeks solutions to Covid’s impact on farming

Two members of the KTN AgriFood team will be part of the panel judging which solutions have the best market potential. Registration closes on Tuesday 8 September, and the hackathon will be held 23-24 September.

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05.10.2020

Using mathematical science to maximise the distribution of surplus food to vulnerable people

KTN’s maths experts have turned their attention to the problem of how to get surplus food that charity FareShare receives from retailers and food manufacturers to communities that most need it, in the most efficient and effective way.

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