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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A successful workshop on Biosensors in Agriculture

Last week, the KTN held a cross-community workshop on Biosensors in Agriculture in Birmingham. The event brought leaders from the Agriculture community togehter with innovators in Biosensing to see what problems could be solved from their combined knowledge.

Delegates were presented to by a number of speakers on successes already achieved using Biosensors in Agriculture, and potential Innovate UK funding options for collaborative projects in this area. These included the Agri-Tech Catalyst, the four strands of the Technology Inspired Innovation scheme, the SARIC Predictive capabilites for sustainable agriculture call, and the in-development Satellite/Space Food scheme. Select delegates then had the opportunity to pitch either a chellenge faced by Agriculture that they thought Biosensors could help address, or conversely their Biosensor technology which could be of use to solve some of the challenges facing Agriculture. All presentations from the day can be found at this linkhttps://connect.innovateuk.org/web/biosciencesktn/biosensors-in-agriculture-2015

The event was extremely well subscribed, with 119 delegates attending. With several opportunities for networking throughout the day, there are already the beginings of potential collaborative projects coming together. We look forward to hearing from attendees (and those who couldn't make it) about any successful partnerships that have come out of the day, or if they would like our help in finding an appropriate partner to address challenges in Agriculture with Biosensors.

Please do feel free to contact the KTN staff who organised this event:

Callum Harvey: callum.harvey@ktn-uk.org

David Telford: david.telford@ktn-uk.org

Mark Littlewood: mark.littlewood@ktn-uk.org

Mike Holmes: mike.holmes@ktn-uk.org

Paul Meakin: paul.meakin@ktn-uk.org


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