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 Digital Creative 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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UK-China Internet of Things Mission - call for participants, deadline this Friday

China is a vast market for technologies being developed for the Internet of Things but it is essential to have local contacts to understand their needs and form partnerships.

FCO/ BIS Science Innovation Network (SIN), ESP KTN and Innovation China UK (ICUK) have produced a fantastic opportunity for companies that are active in the IoT sector to make business contacts through one-on-one meetings and company visits.

For companies keen and able to do business with China they are offering a travel grant of £600 and to cover the hotel costs whilst in China. They will also make all the local arrangements and translate your application into Chinese so that you can be matched with the most interesting companies whilst abroad. This is an offer for companies ready and able to expand internationally into one of the fastest growing markets that exists today.

ICUK would like to explore the possibility of sharing a piece of this huge cake with UK organisations by taking them on this mission.

Key areas of interest are:

  • IoT Ecosystem,
  • Automotive Applications,
  • Health Applications,
  • City Management Applications.

The deadline for applications is this Friday, 14th October - for more information and to apply see the ESP KTN's website.

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