KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from biotechnology to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.


The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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£70m Agri-Tech catalyst funding – Register for workshops to find out more

A new £70m funding scheme called ‘Agri-Tech Catalyst’ has been launched, to help businesses and researchers develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology (‘agri-tech') sector. 

See below for a new round of funding that is now open as part of this competition, and some workshops where you can find out more and meet partners for collaboration.


About the competition

The Agri-Tech Catalyst offers funding for collaborative projects, taking innovative ideas from any sector or discipline with the potential to provide an economic boost to the UK agri-tech industry, by tackling challenges in agriculture.

The scheme will help to take innovations all the way from concept to commercialisation, awarding grants for early-stage pre-industrial research feasibility studies, industrial research, and late-stage pre-experimental and experimental feasibility studies. Any UK business or academic researcher can apply.

The Agri-Tech Catalyst will fund proposals relating to:

·         primary crop and livestock production, including aquaculture

·         non-food uses of arable crops (for example, for biomass)

·         food security and nutrition challenges in international development 

·         challenges in downstream food processing, provided the solution lies in primary production.

For more details about the new rounds of the competition, please see below:

Early stage awards

Industrial research awards

Late stage awards


Consortia building workshops

Several consortia-building workshops are being organised to help you apply for the competition. These workshops will enable businesses and research-base partners to;

·         Better understand the competition scope, with presentations from TSB staff

·         Identify potential project partners, with opportunities for delegate presentations and networking

·         Find out what make a good project


Find out more and register

27th January 2014 – Edinburgh https://agri-tech-edinburgh.eventbrite.co.uk


11th February 2014 - Cardiff https://agri-tech-cardiff.eventbrite.co.uk


17th February 2014 - Belfast https://agri-tech-belfast.eventbrite.co.uk


These workshops are free but places are limited (with previous events oversubscribed), so register soon to avoid disappointment!

Any questions?
Please feel free to contact us:
Serena Broadway
0131 651 7331
David Telford
0131 651 7331



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