KTN plays a part in European research and innovation projects

Posted on: 27/07/2018

The European Commission funds many research and innovation EU projects. KTN can help you access this funding.

The funding is delivered through Horizon 2020, a research and innovation programme with nearly 80 billion euros in funding. The European Commission created Horizon 2020 to ensure that Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together to deliver innovation. The ultimate goal is to drive economic growth and create jobs.

Each EU project looks at a different area of research and innovation and is made up of a consortium of partners from across Europe. These partners have specific experience and knowledge to support and drive the project(s) they are involved in. KTN has many experts in innovation and research in its teams. KTN gets involved when its experts are a good fit for an EU project.

Click here to find out more about the work of the KTN EU team, and you can also follow us on Twitter.


Here are the current projects that KTN is currently involved in:


RCT4MANU – Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) for Manufacturing

Test an innovative support scheme for manufacturing SMEs and accelerate the use of Randomised Control Trials (RCTs) in innovation agencies

Its mission – To support SMEs in the very current topic of “Industry 4.0”: in particular to tackle the “diffusion” & adoption of industrial digitisation technologies (IDTs) by manufacturing SMEs. Another key part of the programme is to disseminate learnings about RCTs across the EU to enable other innovation agencies likewise to experiment, using an evidence-based approach, and ultimately deliver more effective innovation support which provides the best value for money.

Its partners – Innovate UK and KTN Ltd.

Find out more about RCT4MANU

AEA RCT registry: https://www.socialscienceregistry.org/trials/6894.

Watch the video from our IGL Nesta Conference session, Thursday, 9 July 2020:

“RCT4MANU: Test an innovative support scheme for manufacturing SMEs and
accelerate the use of RCTs in innovation agencies”, in which RCT4MANU
coordinator, Hannah Wood, Innovate UK, presented on innovative support schemes
for manufacturing SMEs: https://vimeo.com/444498549

Read our blog, 16 December 2021: Innovate UK & Innovate UK KTN: A series of
unexpected events: https://www.innovationgrowthlab.org/blog/innovate-uk-innovate-

EURADA Brokerage Event 2022, 7 April 2022: https://eurada-brokerage-event-innovation-agencies.b2match.io/page-1351

INSME Academy, 13 June 2022: https://www.insme.org/uk-ktn-joins-insme-academy-to-discuss-the-opportunities-of-manufacturing-digitalisation-for-smes/


Watch the recording from our joint webinar / online discussion forum with the TAFTIE
Network Task Force Experiment, FFG – Austrian Research Promotion Agency, and
the Innovation Growth Lab by NESTA, 30 June 2022: https://ktn-uk.org/news/peer-learning-and-online-discussion-using-experimental-approaches-in-innovation-policies-and-support-schemes/


Here are previous projects that KTN were involved in:

SCRREEN – Solutions for CRitical Raw materials – a European Expert Network

Its mission – To create an EU Expert Network that covers the value chain for present and future critical raw materials.
Its partners – 30 partners from 15 countries.

Click here to visit the SCRREEN website.

InSSIght – In-depth support for innovation and exploitation in Smart System

Its mission – To make Smart System Integration famous. The two year project works to help integrate smart systems in a wider range of products and applications.
Its partners – 18 partners from 7 countries.

Click here to visit the InSSIght website.

KETBIO – Key Enabling Biotechnology

Its mission – To identify Europe’s most innovative results in biotechnology research and speed up their market uptake. KETBIO also aims to bring the biotechnology community together in an interactive forum, deploying latest technology to increase knowledge and reduce barrier to entry and interaction, and provide value-adding activities to the community.
Its partners – 7 partners from 6 countries.

Click here to visit the KETBIO website.

nEUROSTRESSPEP – Novel biocontrol agents for insect pests from neuroendocri

Its mission – To identify new and greener ways of controlling pest insect populations in the context of integrated pest management. Its new approaches for biopesticide development are based on cutting-edge technologies to selectively control insect pests while preserving beneficial insects such as honeybees.
Its partners – 14 partners from 7 countries.

Click here to visit the nEUROSTRESSPEP website.


Its mission – To develop and implement the next European Photonics21 industrial strategy for the upcoming 10 years. Photonics21 works to establish Europe as a leader in the development and deployment of photonics technologies within fields such as ICT, lighting, industrial manufacturing, life science, safety, education and training.
Its partners – 13 partners from 13 countries

Click here to visit the Photonics21 website.

SCREEN – Synergic Circular Economy across European Regions

Its mission – To create a consistent way to evaluate circular economy projects in European regions. It concentrates on developing a EU reference framework for establish operational synergies between Horizon 2020 and the European Structural and Investment Funds related to Circular Economy.
Its partners – 12 partners from 9 countries.

Click here to visit the SCREEN website.

CRM Recovery – Critical Raw Material Closed Loop Recovery

We are also involved in CRM Recovery, a project funded by the LIFE programme. LIFE is the EU’s funding programme supporting environmental, nature conservation and climate action projects throughout the EU.

Its mission – To explore novel ways of boosting the collection and recovery of critical raw materials (CRMs) from household Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) in Europe.
Its partners – 5 partners from 2 countries.

Click here to visit the CRM Recovery website, and you can also follow the project on Twitter.


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