Knowledge Transfer Networks are funded by the Technology Strategy Board to help businesses innovate by providing them with networking and partnering opportunities, giving them up-to-date knowledge on markets, technologies and routes to funding and giving them a voice to influence our strategy and government regulation and standards. Their main role is to put companies and innovators in contact with the knowledge and funding that they need to bring new products and processes to market.
The Sensors & Instrumentation KTN was formed in 2006. A national network, it aimed to unite the talent and expertise of the whole of the UK’s sensing community, from academics and large industries, to small businesses, research councils, and government departments and embraced all sensing activities, from fundamental measurement principles to instrumentation, data processing, devices, and innovative applications.
Qi3 delivered the Sensors & Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), alongside the National Physical Laboratory as a managing partner. We were specifically responsible for the operation of two groups in Instrumentation and Research Facilities, undertaking a range of activities to boost and maintain membership, such as brokering and arranging events and meetings
In 2010 the SIKTN merged to become the Electronics, Sensors, Photonics KTN.