The UK’s biggest innovation network extends its problem-solving prowess to “change the world”
KTN, the independent organisation that connects ideas, people and communities to create real world solutions to the biggest challenges faced by the UK Government and industry, has launched a new strategy which will turn its innovation engine onto major environmental and societal issues.
The knowledge sharing powerhouse and major partner of Innovate UK, KTN, was founded to bring disparate sectors together to facilitate R&D and fast-track innovation, with the explicit goal to stimulate the UK economy.
KTN is a key player in UK healthcare, performing a vital role in developing a COVID-19 antibody test with a UK-based manufacturer capable of mass production and delivering up to 46,000 results per day. The organisation is also on the UK BioIndustry Association’s Vaccines Manufacturing Taskforce.
KTN has also helped solve problems such as the ventilator shortage in the early months of the pandemic by connecting UK manufacturing to healthcare.
This shift in focus, driven by newly appointed CEO, Dr Alicia Greated, is the cornerstone of a five-year plan to “change the world”, using KTN’s deep expertise and powerful connections not only for economic good, but environmental and societal good too, starting with the goal to achieve net zero carbon emissions.