A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Connectivity, Catchment, Cost
St. Helens

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN
addressing cross sectoral issues

When an organisation faces a specific application, technical or market issues, it is often easy to search out solution providers through industrial associations or even through careful research on the internet. This is not so easy, however, when there is no obvious solution to hand

Increasingly, organisations are bringing products to market which span traditional boundaries and challenge engineers to integrate technologies into imaginative new applications and processes. For example, clothing manufacturers are now incorporating RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags into clothing; media companies are designing sophisticated advertising campaigns integrating computer technology into formerly passive roadside poster displays and automotive companies are integrating multiple electronic sensors and controls throughout their vehicles. The emphasis is placed on processes since a product itself may be thought of as traditional (as in the lace weaving industry) but may benefit from a very advanced manufacturing process (using vision recognition and lasers to trim the textiles) to create a highly value added product.

Clothing incorporating an RFID Tag to be removed by the end user

The Integrated Products Manufacturing (IPM) KTN (which has now been in operation for over 10 years) serves a broad ranging community from many industrial and academic backgrounds, but who are united by the common goal of addressing challenges of crossing multiple technology or sectoral disciplines, such as those described above.

An interactive poster display incorporating a touch screen

Most members of this community would consider themselves to be directly adding value to the manufacturing supply chain, or indirectly adding value through supporting services. We see the role of the IPM KTN as putting companies and innovators in contact with the knowledge, expertise and funding they need to bridge these technology/sectoral gaps, and bring new products and processes to market.

Membership of the KTN is free of charge, and offers a range of benefits, including access to a wide range of Technology Watch reports commissioned by the KTN to address key issues facing companies today. It also offers the opportunity to join online meetings, gain information on funding opportunities, and to participate in government industrial consultations.

The KTN also offers practical support through a range of services, including SPARK awards, small pots of funding to stimulate new industrial-academic relationships, through to subsidised techno-economic feasibility studies.

Further details, including a wide range of
case studies demonstrating the benefit of
the support the KTN can offer, can be found
at or
alternatively, to discuss a particular idea or
concept, please contact Paul Palmer on
+44 (0) 1509 227672