Business Support Group

The role of Business Support Group within the Technology Strategy Board is to provide key support for the following:

  1.  _connect
  2. InnovateUK competitions
  3. Knowledge Transfer Networks (KTN)
  4. Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
  5. Web conferencing
  6. FP7UK & European Programmes

For further support and information click on the headings below:

_connect FAQs
As a member of _connect you want to know how to make the most of the platform's functionality.

Competitions FAQ's, Briefing & Events Documents Group
Access previous Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's), comment on articles (FAQ's), download briefing presentations and competition documents (Brief's etc).

Network Owners
More about what is required to be a network on _connect and get things started by requesting a space for your community


If you require any further assistance please contact the Business Support Group on 0300 321 4357 or

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