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 Chemistry 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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Nuclear R&D competition - applicants briefing event, 17th November

As part of the Government’s commitment to supporting clean, secure and affordable energy, BEIS recently announced the first phase of their nuclear R&D programme with...

BioPilots UK alliance launched to support growth of UK bioeconomy

Five established R&D centres across the UK have announced a new alliance, BioPilotsUK. This alliance will seek to position Britain as a global leader in biorefining technology development...

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

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£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. ...

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

China is the largest and one of the most important international partners for the UK – yet the bilateral innovation links and knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in China are...

Find out how to develop an innovation strategy that is designed for growth

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Register now for the Forensic Science Technology Showcase, 20 October, London

The Forensic Science Technology Showcase   provides a chance to see the latest UK research based developments in forensic science. The day is a fantastic opportunity to meet new partners,...

Book your place at Innovate 2016 today - 10% discount code

Innovate 2016 will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016. If you have not yet purchased your ticket for this two day event showcasing the very best of innovation...

2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy: Reducing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing energy efficiency & remaining competitive

The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is hosting a mini-conference on the theme of 2050 Industrial Roadmaps and Circular Economy, on 27th Octo ber 2016 in...

PhD students and ECRs invited to submit an abstract for the RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium

The RSC Materials Chemistry Division Poster Symposium is an opportunity for PhD students and researchers at the start of their career in industry to showcase their work to peers and leading...

Shell Springboard Awards - Supporting UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions

The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard Awards 2017, with...

Catch up on the latest news from the BIOOX project

The EU Funded BIOOX project intends to develop the tools for implementation of biooxidation to synthesize and oxidize alcohols. This month (September 2016), BIOOX will enter its...

4th Winter Process Chemistry Conference, 12-14 December 2016 in Glasgow

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£15M Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition - Register now for briefing events

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Biotech Week kicks off across the globe

By Amy Tayler


26 September 2016 – EuropaBio is delighted to open a new edition of the European Biotech Week that is growing into a global success story this year. Between 26 September and October 2, a record 16 European countries will witness over a 100 biotech-focused activities and events on their territories with many others planned across 4 continents.

The fourth edition of the European Biotech Week builds on the success of 2015, with the involvement of 3 newcomers: Austria, Norway and Sweden. The annual commitment to increase dialogue and understanding of biotech includes a panoply of activities that range from open doors, symposiums, round table discussions and job fairs, to running races, competitions, roving labs, theatre plays and hands-on experiments. This year’s focus is on biotech researchers and their work, highlighted throughout the week’s events. “It is exciting and motivating to see more and more academics taking up the challenge to communicate about their science and taking the opportunity of enthusing non-scientists”, Nathalie Moll, EuropaBio Secretary General, comments.

Together with its member national associations and companies, EuropaBio replicated the success of National Biotech Week in Canada and pioneered the European Biotech Week concept back in 2013 with the ambition to raise awareness about biotechnology. From crops that withstand all sorts of climatic challenges to an economy that makes good use of waste and treatments that respond to unmet medical needs, biotechnology improves our lives in many ways and all those involved should be proud of what they do. “We in the biotech community must take the time and make the effort to engage at all levels of society to share examples and discuss ideas and views on the potential of this complex and exciting science”, Nathalie Moll adds.

“This year we are thrilled to see the Biotech Week concept go global. Global Biotech Week represents an important opportunity to show that biotechnology has no boundaries and delivers solutions to society’s grand challenges the world over”, Nathalie Moll concludes. Australia, Canada, Europe, South Africa, the Philippines and the United States have joined in the inaugural week-long celebration.

We invite you to see what is going on near you on www.biotechweek.org and www.globalbiotechweek.ca, and we wholeheartedly thank all the biotech supporters who have contributed to this year’s amazing programme. Next year’s edition will take place between September 25 and October 1, so mark your calendars!


Media contact

Mélanie Moxhet, EuropaBio Communications and Office Coordinator

Email: m.moxhet@europabio.org / Telephone: +32 2 739 11 7 / Mobile: +32 499 15 16 49

About EuropaBio

EuropaBio, the European Association for Bioindustries, promotes an innovative and dynamic European biotechnology industry. EuropaBio and its members are committed to the socially responsible use of biotechnology to improve quality of life, to prevent, diagnose, treat and cure diseases, to improve the quality and quantity of food and feedstuffs and to move towards a biobased and zero-waste economy. EuropaBio represents 77 corporate and associate members and bio regions, and 16 national biotechnology associations in turn representing over 1800 biotech SMEs.

Read more about our work at www.europabio.org.