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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Creative Challenge: get involved in UCA's entrepreneurial collaborations

Now in its 7th year, the Creative Challenge provides entrepreneurial support and workshops to all University for the Creative Arts (UCA) students. Businesses who get involved in the Challenge will benefit from supporting the students, who are invited to step up to the mark and compete by entering a creative, innovative idea that makes a positive difference to the world and has wider commercial potential.

Year on year the Creative Challenge receives a great response from businesses across all the creative disciplines; in past years these have included Apple, Virgin Media, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and British Design Innovation.

There are many ways businesses can get involved: be a guest speaker and share your know-how, become an assessor, offer a valuable work placement opportunity or even sponsor a student through the programme. All businesses are keen to meet and support the next generation of talent coming through – with many businesses benefiting from recruiting the finalists!

To hear more about this year’s Creative Challenge and network with students, academics and other businesses, there are two events taking place in late October - the first in the Gallery, Epsom on 26th October and the second at the Herbert Read Gallery, Canterbury, on 31st October.  Both events take place from 6-8pm and to book, please email Linda Lawrence, llawrence@ucreative.ac.uk.

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