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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

The Sustainable Innovation Fund: round 3 (temporary framework)

UK registered businesses can apply for a share of up to £10 million for new projects focusing on sustainable economic recovery from COVID-19.

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 30/09/2020

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

Innovate UK can provide additional COVID-19 innovation continuity loans for the continuation of planned or existing innovation activity. Loans of between £250,000 and £1.6 million are available.

Opens: 02/09/2020 Closes: 30/09/2020

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NHS Innovation Accelerator Call for Applicants – 2021 cohort

Applications for this Call must address at least one of the following themes: NHS response to COVID-19; Mental health; Supporting the workforce. The NIA particularly welcomes female applicants and applicants from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, as they are currently underrepresented amongst our Fellows.

Opens: 01/09/2020 Closes: 16/10/2020

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1st October

Accelerating Detection of Disease webinar: industry briefing for the life sciences sector

Register for KTN's webinar to find out more about Accelerating Detection of Disease (ADD), the UK’s largest ever health research programme, supporting life sciences R&D in diagnostics and treatments, artificial intelligence and digital health.

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News

18.08.2020

KTN Unveils its Ambitious Five Year Strategy

Five-year Strategy prioritises the economic, societal and environmental benefits of innovation in KTN’s vision to change the world.

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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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