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Browse through our collection of news, perspectives and webinars to gain a deeper understanding of the KTN culture and sector intelligence

News

29.07.2021

New report released on UK composites industry competitiveness and opportunities

BEIS, Innovate UK, High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) and Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) have produced a study of the UK market for fibre reinforced polymer composites (FRPs). This will be used by BEIS to inform future policymaking, and also by industrial companies and representative sector bodies to inform their wider communities.

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Event

29.07.2021

Future Flight Café: Delivering an integrated electric aviation system

Join us to hear from project EnabEl, who aim to deliver and exploit the benefits of electric propulsion to, reduce aircraft emissions, noise, and flying costs.

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News

29.07.2021

How Manufacturing Made Smarter funding helped i4 Product Design succeed with their advanced technology project

Innovate UK Manufacturing Made Smarter funding has enabled the development of an AI-driven manufacturing cost estimator and digital supply chain technology.

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News

28.07.2021

Accessibility across all transport modes

The Department for Transport has announced a range of initiatives to support and enable confident travel for disabled people, linked to the National Disability Strategy. Disabled passengers will have better accessibility when using transport and a significant say in how they travel and how the future of transport is shaped.  The initiatives are welcomed by KTN’s Transport Team, who are acutely aware of the importance of accessibility across all modes of transport.

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News

27.07.2021

UKRI and Made Smarter Funding awarded to boost UK manufacturing supply chains

UKRI has invested £50 million in funding in smart manufacturing and connected supply chains: this will fund a Digital Supply Chain Innovation Hub, 37 successful projects in the Digital Supply Chain competition, and 5 new university led research centres.

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News

26.07.2021

Analysis for Innovators Round 6 opens for applications

Innovate UK has just announced the details of their A4I Round 6 competition, which opens for applications on Thursday 29th July 2021. The programme’s aim is to help boost a company’s productivity or competitiveness by enabling the UK’s top scientists, using their other world-class facilities, to work with companies to address problems in innovative ways.

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News

26.07.2021

Opportunities in Horizon Europe - Microbiome

An overview of Microbiome related Call Topics and UK Participation in the Horizon Europe Framework Programme. KTN’s Dr Jane Watkins talks about what opportunities there are for Microbiome, what you need to do to apply, and where to find them.

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Event

23.07.2021

Improving Access to Advanced Broadband and Mobile Services via Drinking Water Mains: Fibre in Water - online briefing event

This competition is looking to test fibre in water solutions in the real world, and ensure secure and resilient access to fibre in water technology. The focus is on connecting the hardest to reach areas in the UK, reducing water leakage, enabling innovative technologies for the water industry and ‘future proofing’ water and telecommunications infrastructures

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News

23.07.2021

Join our Inspiring Diversity in Manufacturing Speaker List

Sign up to our Inspiring Diversity in Manufacturing Speaker List and share your new ideas, industry expertise and unique perspectives.

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News

23.07.2021

Diversity drives innovation

The law of unintended consequences comes into play when a simple solution is actioned to resolve a complex challenge. In the drive to be productive by reducing costs, might we be missing an opportunity to add value and simultaneously be creating flaws in our innovation system?

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