Our networks


We will be closing our _connect networking groups as of 1st February 2017.  This will not affect your funding application(s)

The Knowledge Transfer Network

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will bring you up-to-the minute news on innovation funding, events, articles and publications.

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Special interest groups

Specialist areas of information that are run by the Knowledge Transfer Network.

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Official groups

Official groups belong to and include specific information relating to the Knowledge Transfer Network.

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Community networks

Networks run by volunteers and other organisations to promote innovation. Community Networks represent the full innovation landscape in the UK.

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Catapult networks

Catapults are technology and innovation centres where UK businesses, scientists and engineers can work side by side on research and development.

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Innovation platform networks

Facilitating innovation and business development by bringing together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, researchers and investors in one place.

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Innovate UK network

The home of the Innovate UK network, hosting groups on all the strategic themes of the UK's innovation agency.

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Member groups

These are independent groups set up by _connect members, they are a point of discussion for any area of interest.

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Project groups

Coming soon, project groups for all our funded projects for project teams to collaborate in and _connect members to follow and keep up to date with.

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Serving the Agriculture, Food and Industrial Bioscience Sectors

Built Environment KTN

Our mission is to increase the exploitation of innovation in the built environment for demonstrated business benefit.


Driving Innovation and Value for the chemistry-using industries

Electronics, Sensors, Photonics

To be a beacon for successful wealth creation from knowledge.

Future Cities

The Future Cities Group is part of the Urban Living group

HealthTech and Medicines

Building a Healthy Nation through Business Innovation


Creating a competitive advantage for the UK by facilitating knowledge exchange on Information and Communications Technologies and accelerating innovation.

Industrial Mathematics

Companies generally don't make the most of mathematics, even though it can illuminate almost every business decision. Do you want to do more to exploit the power of mathematics? Contact us to find out how.


A group to KTN Directors, Connectors and other specialists to share knowledge on International activity relating to the Knowledge Transfer Networks

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

The network for everyone involved in or interested in Knowledge Transfer Partnerships


The Materials Community aims to bring together the materials supply chain to accelerate innovation, improve global competitiveness and sustainability.

Science and Innovation Network (SIN)

A group for stakeholders and officers in the UK Science & Innovation Network

Sustainability & Resource Efficiency

Helping UK enterprises large & small to innovate and compete globally, based on sustainability & resource efficiency drivers and opportunities.


Seeking innovative business opportunities from greater intermodal transport integration; addressing congestion, safety, freight logistics and greenhouse gases