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KTN’s Innovation Exchange (KTN-iX) platform to be showcased at All-Energy, 15 May, Glasgow

Posted on 02/05/2019

KTN is presenting the Innovation Exchange, a platform that introduces companies with innovative solutions to large businesses with technical needs

KTN-iX is an online platform that promotes innovation transfer, matching real industry challenges from large companies (Tier 1 and 2) to organisations, often from other sectors, who have innovative technology and can facilitate faster development of novel solutions to those challenges.

Speakers from KTN will be presenting a quick-fire session at the All-Energy event in Glasgow on 15 May from 14:00 – 15:30 in Hall 1.  It’s ideal for delegates looking for new areas in which to deploy innovative solutions and those who have a challenge that their existing supply chain has not been able to fully address.

Challenges on the platform are in one of three sectors – Offshore Wind, Energy Systems and Nuclear.  The solution to challenges could come from sectors as diverse as defence and security, oil and gas, water or healthcare; ceramics technology or sensors – the transfer of skills and knowledge from other sectors is a key driver for the platform.

KTN speakers at the session at All-Energy are:

Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure, who will outline the platform’s features

John Ransford, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Energy, who will show case the Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange successes

Louise Jones, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Energy, who will outline the current challenges on the Energy Systems Innovation Exchange

Ray Chegwin, Knowledge Transfer Manager – Nuclear who will summarise the current challenges on the Nuclear Innovation Exchange.

Alongside KTN experts, Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds, will outline how his company has benefited as a client engaging with the platform, allowing delegates to see the impact of the Innovation Exchange in action.

Finally, find out from Neil Kitching at Scottish Enterprise and Arlene Goode at Arup how to apply to the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service to accelerate the adoption of innovative freshwater related technologies.

Current challenges on KTN-iX that are open for innovative companies to respond to are:
·     Disposal of contaminated oils
·     Field assessment of granular materials
·     Seeing and recording alpha radiation at a distance
·     Removing residues from inside pipes and vessels

All-Energy is the UK’s leading renewable energy and low-carbon innovation event, showcasing the latest technologies and services for the energy supply chain and both private and public sector energy end-users.

KTN will be on stand K40 at All-Energy as part of the wider Innovate UK presence which will see colleagues from UKRI and the Innovate UK family heavily involved in the show’s programme.

Registration for All-Energy is free, although ticket upgrades are available: you can book your ticket here.