Knowledge Transfer Network Innovation Exchange

Knowledge Transfer Network Innovation Exchange

15 May 2019, 14:00 - 15:30

Hall 1

Discover the Innovation Exchange programme, run by the Knowledge Transfer Network. The programme introduces companies (often SMEs) who have innovative solutions to a group of large businesses with technical needs. 

There are large business stakeholders in three main areas: 1. off shore wind, 2. nuclear and 3. energy systems, all of whom have challenges that your innovative company may be able to solve. Often it's the technology from an unrelated sectors that has the solutions they need. 

If you are looking for new areas in which to deploy your innovate solutions come along and learn more about the programme in this quick-fire session. Equally if you have a challenge that your supply chain has not been able to fully address and are interested in joining the programme, come and find out more. 

As a networking partner of Innovate UK, KTN is uniquely positioned to run this programme via a grant, adding unbelievable value and independent advice from leading Innovation experts. Speakers from the Knowledge Transfer network will tell you about the current challenges and you can hear case studies of Innovation Exchange in action. 

Introduction to Innovation Exchange
Chris Bagley, Head of Infrastructure, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)

Offshore Wind Innovation Exchange successes
John Ransford, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Energy, Knowledge Transfer Network

Customer experience case study
Adam Smith, Managing Director, Intrepid Minds

Current challenges - Energy Systems Innovation Exchange
Louise Jones, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Energy, Knowledge Transfer Network

Current challenges - Nuclear Innovation Exchange
Ray Chegwin, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Nuclear, Knowledge Transfer Network

Find out from Scottish Enterprise and Arup how to apply to the Hydro Nation Water Innovation Service (HNWIS) service – to accelerate the adoption of innovative freshwater related technologies 
Arlene Goode, Arup and Neil Kitching, Scottish Enterprise

Q&A and panel discussion


Programme subject to change


  • John Ransford


    Knowledge Transfer Manager - Energy

    Knowledge Transfer Network

    John Ransford is the knowledge Transfer Manager who is at present, supporting the offshore wind industry. Targeted at working with larger companies...

  • Ray Chegwin


    Knowledge Transfer Manager - Nuclear

    Knowledge Transfer Network

    Working within KTN’s Energy community, Ray leads technology transfer and innovation support for the nuclear energy sector, working closely with the...

  • Chris Bagley


    Head of Infrastructure


      Chris Bagley is Head of Infrastructure at KTN where he runs a team of 11 delivering innovation support across the energy, infrastructure,...

  • Neil Kitching


    Scottish Enterprise

    Neil works in the Low Carbon (Energy) team at Scottish Enterprise.  For the last three years Neil has led on Scottish Enterprise's approach to...