Opportunity to talk with the Technology Strategy Board
Published on 18/10/2012
The Technology Strategy Board, the UK’s innovation agency, is all about driving innovation to help UK businesses grow. There is an opportunity for you to tell the Technology Strategy Board how you think it can help your business to access knowledge and partners. By doing this you could be in with a chance to win a Google Nexus 7.
Its role is to stimulate technology-enabled innovation in the areas that offer the greatest scope for boosting UK growth and productivity. It promotes supports and invests in technology research, development and commercialisation. It spreads knowledge, bringing people together to solve problems or make new advances.
The TSB has long recognised the value of helping business access the latest knowledge on markets and technologies, find supply chain partners, and facilitate routes to funding to stimulate UK business innovation. It has invested in Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTNs) for this purpose since our inception in 2007.
But it also recognises that the pace of technological change is rapid and that the way people find information and connections looks different from that in 2007. The TSB wants to deploy its resources where they will make the biggest difference and ensure there is no duplication with other organisations. It is, therefore, reviewing the way it supports the services currently provided by the KTNs.
This is where you come in – the TSB wishes to know what organisations you and your business turn to for advice, knowledge and connections to drive innovation in your business. The TSB would like to know what you are looking for, what organisations you are currently engaged with and why. How do you use the new tools that are available, including the Technology Strategy Board’s own website tool _connect? https://connect.innovateuk.org/
So if you run or work for a private business of any size, please help the TSB shape what it can offer to help your business and take five minutes to fill in the brief survey. The survey is open until the end of October. If you want a chance to win a Google Nexus 7 please click here and fill in the survey. Thank you.