Challenges to Export and Innovation 18th February 2009
Introduction to the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN Mark Littlewood Sensors & Instrumentation KTN
Knowledge Transfer Networks • Sensors & Instrumentation • Agenda
Knowledge Transfer Networks • What they Are: - A Conduit • Vehicle for the community to develop ideas & interactions; • Communications route between the community & Government • Playing increasingly significant role in development of UK Technology Strategy & as focal points for Technology Programme. • What they Do: • Improve UK’s innovation performance • Increase breadth & depth of Knowledge Transfer • Accelerate rate of KT • Actively contribute & remain aligned to the development of a national Technology Strategy
Knowledge Transfer Networks Aerospace & Defence BioProcess UK Bioscience for Business Chemistry Innovation Cyber Security Electronics Food Processing GRID Computing Health Technologies Industrial Mathematics Integrated Pollution Management Integrated Products Manufacturing Intelligent Transport Systems Low Carbon & Fuel Cell Technologies Location & Timing Materials Materials Micro & Nano Technologies Modern Built Environment Photonics Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Sensors & Instrumentation UK Displays & Lighting
What is the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN? • Network covering the UK’s sensing & instrumentation community - academics, large industries, small businesses, research councils, and government departments. • Embraces sensing from measurement principles, novel sensor technologies, instrumentation, deployment, and data analysis. • Our Mission: To improve UK’s sensing innovation by transferring knowledge to businesses and enabling them to access the best science and technology.
Sensors & Instrumentation KTN Managed by: Funding partners Supporting partners
Help at the national level Mark Littlewood Sensors & Instrumentation KTN
Aims of the KTN • What can the KTN do for business? • Activities • Open funding calls • Current status • Contact details
What are the aims of the SIKTN? • Recognise sensors and instrumentation as a unique business opportunity. • Provide UK businesses with the opportunity to meet and network. • Provide a high quality, easy to use service, which encourages knowledge transfer between the supply and demand sides of instrumentation. • Encourage the flow of people, knowledge and experience between industry and the science base. • Attract and optimise the use of funding resources. • Provide a forum for a coherent industry voice to inform government policy making. • Provide advice on the various support mechanisms available.
Sensors & Instrumentation KTN activities • Community Directory • 10 technology translators • Funding • Partnerships • Events e.g. ISP, themed workshops • Publications • Input to government to direct its spend • Work with UKTI – specialist help
Funding calls High Value Manufacturing Deadline: 26 February 2009. The TSB seeks to invest £24m in UK manufacturing companies to maintain and develop their international competitiveness. European Collaborative Materials R&D Opens: March 2009 Indicative budget of 1.5M euro allocated to support UK industry and associated S&T organisations within a 20M euro collaborative Materials R&D programme [MATERA+]. Energy Generation and Supply Opens: 16 March 2009 Indicative amount of £10m allocated to invest in highly innovative collaborative research and development in Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Technologies
Funding calls Industrial CASE studentships 2009 Deadline: 10 March 2009The Sensors & Instrumentation KTN (SiKTN) has been allocated 2 Industrial CASE studentships for 2009 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). Industrial CASE provides funding for PhD studentships where businesses take the lead in arranging projects with an academic partner of their choice. Industry interchange programme Deadline: 10 March 2009 This scheme by BBSRC aims to support short-term exchanges that provide strategic advantage to the UK science base and industry arising from reciprocal access to facilities, expertise and/or knowledge, and an increased understanding of scientific issues of common concern. The Royal Society Industry fellowships scheme Deadline: 12 March 2009 The scheme aims to enhance knowledge transfer in science and technology between industry and academia. Appointments funded by BBSRC, the Royal Society, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Natural Environment Research Council, Rolls-Royce plc and AZ.
Funding calls Knowledge Exchange Call Deadline 3 March 2009 This call enables the sharing and flow of knowledge, people, skills and expertise between the UK's research base and the user community (public and private sector). Open to applicants based in UK Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), NERC Research & Collaborative Centres, and Independent Research Organisations (IROs) approved by NERC. i4i Invention for Innovation, funded by the NHS This programme wishes to invite project proposals of up to 12 months to investigate first whether a piece of prior basic research or an innovative use of an existing technology could provide a solution to an existing or emerging healthcare need Royal Society Enterprise Fund This exciting new initiative from the Royal Society was created to make equity investments in innovative early-stage businesses emerging from the science base in the UK and elsewhere.
Funding calls Science and technology research call 2009 The Home Office is seeking outline research and development proposals against particular broad unclassified chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) research requirements for commissioning projects early in financial year 2009/2010 DIUS Measurement for Innovators programme This programme is designed to promote innovation by linking industry with the world class expertise and facilities contained within the UK's National Measurement Institutes (NMI) - NPL, LGC, NEL and NWML Translation Awards (funded by the Wellcome Trust) These awards are response-mode funding designed to bridge the funding gap in the commercialisation of new technologies in the biomedical area. Industrial Partnership Awards Deadline: apply at any time Funded by BBSRC. Science-led, responsive mode grants where an industrial partner contributes in cash (not ‘in-kind’) at least 10% of the full economic cost of the project. Applicants should be registered in the UK or have a UK R&D or manufacturing site.
Current Status: • Over 2000 member organisations (approximately 25% involved in Research) • Estimate of market size measured by organisations is ~ 3000. • Over 3000 attendees at events. • Leveraged £33m of R&D and VC funding to date.
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