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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Videos of our sessions at Innovate UK 2014 are now available on KTN TV

Did you miss out on one of our exciting sessions at Innovate UK 2014? Nevermind, because our sessions were filmed by the KTN film crew, and are now available on KTN TV via YouTube.

A session on "How Agri-food production can benefit from Sensor and Satellite Technologies" was one of many hosted by the KTN at Innovate UK 2014.

Agri-food is an important industry, with the UK agri-food supply chain contributing £97bn in 2012. Major challenges face the sector, such as feeding a rising world population, climate change and the need for sustainable intensification. The UK is well placed to address such challenges, with agri-science and satellites recognized as two of the eight-great technologies in which the UK can be global leaders. This session included presentations from leading experts, followed by a discussion to outline the opportunities for satellite and sensor technologies to drive innovation to benefit agri-food production. Click here to view this session on KTN TV via YouTube.


Speakers included:

  • Dr Steve Welch, Domain Director, The Knowledge Transfer Network

  • Duncan Forbes - Managing Director, Kingshay – Why collaboration worked for us
    Duncan provided an overview of Kingshay's work, showing how sensor technologies can benefit agri-food production and proving how collaboration with innovative research organisations, the KTN and Innovate UK has contributed to their success.

  • Andy Shaw – Satellite Applications Catapult – How Satellite and Sensor Technologies can benefit Agri-Food
    Andy gave an overview of the latest innovations in this area, what is possible now, what is coming in future and helping those not familiar with this technology area to understand the emerging opportunities this technology can provide for agri-food.

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