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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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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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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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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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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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22.07.2021

KTN’s CEO responds to the BEIS Innovation Strategy

On Thursday 22 July, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published a new Innovation Strategy which it says will “ensure the UK keeps pace with the global innovation race.”

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22.07.2021

Pascale Revell shares her experiences from the Women in Innovation Coaching Programme

Pascale Revell, founder and chief product officer at beauty technology specialist Autier, shares her coaching experience as part of the Women in Innovation Programme.

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21.07.2021

Key learnings from KTN’s Off-Highway webinar & workshop

On the 7th of June 2021, the Cross-Sector Battery Systems and the Hydrogen Economy Innovation Networks brought their communities together for the first time in a joint webinar and workshop for Off-Highway applications. Following this successful event, we are delighted to share with you the key highlights from this event.

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21.07.2021

Nature-inspired Solutions Innovation Network - Summary report

In the UK, there is a very significant community of researchers carrying out nature-inspired work and several companies also seeking to develop and deploy solutions, including the Centre for Nature-inspired Engineering at UCL, dedicated to drawing lessons from nature to solve grand societal challenges, and the Hub for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, funded by Research England to create the next generation of living buildings.

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20.07.2021

Rapidly find Innovative Solutions to AgriFood Challenges in Kenya

We are looking for large* Kenya-based companies from the AgriFood Sector wanting to find rapid innovative solutions to their industry challenges. Deadline to apply: 30 August 2021.

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