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

Latest news

Learn about funding for a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre - Webinar on 9th December

BBSRC and Innovate UK have recently established the second phase of the UK Biofilms Programme . This will be an approximate £12.5M investment to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge...

£12.5M Biofilms Programme to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC) open for Expressions of Interest

BBSRC and Innovate UK have launched the second phase of the UK Biofilms Programme to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC). An investment of approximately £12.5M will...

Want to turn your bright idea into a brilliant product?

Design Council Spark is offering support and funding to help you take your idea and turn it into a smart product and brand. Up to 15 participants will join a 16-week support programme...

Recruit the world's top trainees with free help from IAESTE

The IAESTE programme allows employers to benefit from the world’s top trainees from the science, engineering, technology and applied arts sectors for short or long term projects. As an...

Watch the recording of the KTN webinar on upcoming funding opportunities for IB & SynBio

The recording and slides from the KTN webinar on upcoming funding opportunities for industrial biotechnology & synthetic biology within the Innovate UK delivery plan are now...

IBioIC CASE PhD project call now open

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has opened a call for CASE projects, open to industrially led PhD projects in collaboration with a Scottish University or a...

BDC secures funding for 120 projects to help Yorkshire businesses harness opportunities in the bioeconomy

The Biorenewables Development Centre, a University of York subsidiary, has secured European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funding to help more companies grow through bio-based innovations. ...

Cross-sector collaboration will be essential in the design, construction and instrumentation of modern livestock buildings

Report by Callum Harvey, KTN Recent scientific and technological advances in the understanding of livestock’s requirements (e.g. nutrition, environment, social interactions etc.), the...

KTN launches new tool to map organisations and funders within the UK agri-food landscape

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has launched a new tool, the  agri-food UK landscape , to highlight funding and support for innovation in the UK's agri-food sector.   ...

KTN's Agri-Food Timeline tool highlights innovation in the UK's agri-food sector

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has developed an interactive agri-food timeline tool with the aim of highlighting innovation in the UK agri-food industry. The timeline...

Opportunities for the Chemicals Sector under Innovate UK’s Grant Funding Programme - Webinar on 14 November

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a 1.5 hour webinar on Monday 14th November to provide innovators from the chemicals sector with an update on  Opportunities for the...

New funding for vaccines for global epidemics

The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases. This competition will support projects seeking to develop candidate...

£6.5M funding to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within existing businesses

Analysis for Innovators (A4I)  is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies...

£10K Business Interaction Vouchers from the Plants to Products (P2P) Network

The Plants to Products (P2P) Network has opened its 4th Business Interaction Voucher (BIV) call for up to 5 vouchers worth up to £10k. The call closes on 14th December at 16:00hrs. ...

British food companies set to push culinary boundaries

From prolonging shelf life to developing new sources of protein, more than 6,000 British food and drink companies can now take advantage of new technologies and expert advice at the touch of a...

BPE unveils plans to expand in the North

  One of the UK’s leading chemical and biochemical engineering design companies has announced plans to open a new office in the North West of England.  BPE, headquartered...

Katip Çelebi/Newton Fund: PepsiCo Turkey Introduction

PepsiCo Turkey, with a history over 50 years in Turkey, is among the top F&B companies in Turkey, with leading positions in several categories (including salty snacks, ready to drink tea and...

SysMIC - A comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences

SysMIC was developed with BBSRC funding and is a comprehensive online course in interdisciplinary skills in the life sciences.  Almost 1,500 participants have enrolled on SysMIC since its...

Your opinion is needed: Building UK-China Innovation Future | UK Business Survey

Deadline extended to 5:00pm on Friday 4th November 2016 China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and...

Find out about the H2020 SME Instrument event - 8th November, Edinburgh

If you are a Scottish SME with an innovation project and global ambitions, you are invited to join Enterprise Europe Network Scotland in Edinburgh on 8th  November to hear about...
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