INNOVATION UK56GeoVation ORDNANCE SURVEY Some examples of OS OpenSpace mash-ups Geograph Photos on an OpenSpace Map Geograph asks people to contribute a photograph illustrating every map square in Britain. This app loads 25 Geograph photos onto the map at one time. Centre the map on your area of interest and click a pin to see a thumbnail, and then click that to see the full Geograph page. Kent Trails Kent contains an amazing patchwork of landscapes. You can ride along the White Cliffs of Dover with blue sea views across the channel, deep in the woods and through traditional English farmland. Kent is also home of the North Downs Way. Explore the 155 miles of trails along chalk hills, woodlands and valleys using this app. Eastleigh District Scouts The Scouts are well known for using Ordnance Survey maps for navigation and to teach map reading. Eastleigh District Scouts have taken it one step further and are using OS OpenSpace to highlight all their activities. The mapping makes it easy for parents to identify which groups are operating in their area and to access contact details and other information relevant to them. Brent Council Brent Council have recently updated the mapping pages of their website. They now use OS OpenSpace to show local schools, recycle centres and also a FixMyStreet application enabling residents to notify the council of any issues on their street. CO2 and You We created this mash- up with data from Defra to show off the possibilities when using the boundary information available in OS OpenSpace. You can pan across the coun-try comparing CO2 output for each district from a variety of sources, including industry and transport.
INNOVATION UK57 How the HealthTech & Medicines KTN works to connect people and technology Building connections The HealthTech & Medicines Knowledge Transfer Net-work ( KTN) is built on the foundations of the origi-nal Health Technologies and bioProcessUK KTNs, and is funded by the UK's Technology Strategy Board ( an executive non- governmental public body). The KTN is dedicated to the advancement of knowl-edge transfer and innovation within the key application areas of medicines, associated bioprocessing and health technologies ( medical devices and diagnostics, including imaging), addressing needs across SMEs to large mul-tinationals. It supports its members through building networks to address knowledge- transfer issues securing funding for innovation. The HealthTech sector covering medical devices, diagnos-tics and assisted living is both a large market for industry (£ 120bn globally) and a sector impacting directly on quality of life and UK wealth generation. Within the medicines sector, there are around 300 bio-logical medicines, including vaccines and blood prod-ucts, on the market worldwide generating revenues of over $ 80bn a year. Biological medicines make up about 10% of all drugs on the market. These biological medi-cines range from simple proteins such as insulin, for treat-ing diabetes, to complex monoclonal antibodies such as Herceptin, used to treat a specific type of breast cancer. The Technology Strategy Board has identified the Health and Medicines sector as a strategic market and sponsors the KTN to connect all key players in the sector and to provide mechanisms to catalyse and accelerate new innovations into the marketplace. Strategically, current topics include: » » Ministerial Medical Technologies Strategy Group - jointly led by Dawn Primarolo, Minister of State for Public Health, and John Jeans, Vice- President International, Life Sciences and Chairman UK, GE Healthcare. This group is addressing issues such as SME Competitiveness, NHS Procurement and Case studies Knowledge Transfer A Knowledge Transfer Partnership ( KTP) was estab-lished between Vascutek Ltd and TWI to develop man-ufacturing methods for a new nitinol- based endovascu-lar aneurysm repair system Bioprocessing Research Industry Club ( BRIC) The Bioprocessing Research Industry Club brings together industry and the research community to sup-port industrially relevant research. bioProcessUK sup-ports BBSRC and EPSRC in the management of BRIC. BRIC has invested £ 14m in bioprocessing research in UK universities over the last three years. » » In 2008, 13 research groups at 11 universities will share £ 4.7m. In 2007, eight research teams at seven universities shared £ 3.5m. In 2006, nine projects shared £ 5m. Collaborative R& D The Technology Strategy Board's Collaborative R& D scheme aims to stimulate innovation in the UK econ-omy through higher levels of R& D and knowledge transfer. The KTNs have supported companies into this scheme, eg: » » CellCentric, awarded £ 1.15m funding as part of a £ 2.3m collaborative programme. » » MediPlus, awarded £ 500,000 funding as part of a £ 1m programme into an intelligent catheter. International collaboration Three UK- China symposia have been held with KTN support, enabling businesses to gain high- level access to Chinese government, trade association and business contacts and leading already to joint- venture opportu-nities for innovative products. Two UK- Japan sympo-sia have been held with bioProcessUK support; these events have showcased the UK strengths in the biologi-cal medicines sector with a view to facilitate further col-laborations between the UK and Japan. Healthcare healthtech & medicines ktn