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

Upcoming events

Sun 26 Mar 2017

1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology

All Day

The 1st European Congress on Cell-Free Synthetic Biology, intends to bring together an interdisciplinary group of researchers from a broad range of scientific fields to i) present the current...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Tue 04 Apr 2017

SynBioBeta London 2017

Apr 04 / 09:00 until Apr 06 / 17:00

For the 5th year in a row, SynBioBeta London 2017 will bring together thought leaders and entrepreneurs from multiple facets of the synthetic biology industry. The focus is to unite attendees...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Tue 25 Apr 2017

Plant Based Summit 2017

Apr 25 / 09:00 until Apr 26 / 17:00

The focus of the PBS 2017 Conference is to stimulate biobased products development through a market driven approach. The conference program intends to demonstrate how a higher uptake of biobased...

From Biosciences

Wed 26 Apr 2017

BSAS Annual Conference

Apr 26 / 09:00 until Apr 27 / 17:00

This conference attracts more than 500 delegates from across the world, including researchers, vets, policy-makers, farmers and students,the two-day event will also cover the latest animal science...

From Biosciences

Mon 22 May 2017

2nd ABC Sheffield International Conference

All Day

Building on the success of the first conference in 2015, the next ABC conference will be held on 22nd and 23rd May 2017, at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Sheffield. Following the overall themes...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Tue 13 Jun 2017

SB 7.0: The 7th International Meeting on Synthetic Biology

All Day

Mark your calendars for SB 7.0, brought to you by the BioBricks Foundation and SynBioBeta, and hosted by the National University of Singapore. The SB Conference Series (SBx.0 Conference) is the...

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Sun 16 Jul 2017

11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture

Jul 16 / 09:00 until Jul 20 / 17:00

The 11th European Conference on Precision Agriculture (ECPA) will continue with a successful format of previous conferences building in strong industry sessions and participation. The theme of...

From Biosciences

Thu 31 Aug 2017

BioMaAp 2017 (Biomaterials conference)

Aug 31 / 09:00 until Sep 01 / 17:00

BioMAAP 2017 offers an opportunity for both researchers and industry players to come together and gain better knowledge, find new business partners, discover possible synergies or sector crossovers...

From Industrial Biotechnology

Thu 28 Sep 2017

ChemBioSphere 2017

All Day

Save the date! In the meantime, information on the 1st SynBioSphere from Sept 2016 can be found here.

From Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group

Tue 28 Nov 2017

Sustainable Intensification

Nov 28 / 09:00 until Nov 30 / 17:00

The challenge for the agricultural sector is therefore one of sustainable intensification. This means increasing food production while simultaneously reducing environmental impacts and enhancing...

From Biosciences