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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CIKTN welcomes new Director!

We're very pleased to announce that Frank Boyd has been appointed as the new Director of the Creative Industries KTN. Frank, who has been our Convergence Theme Champion for the past year, will take up his role in mid-November. Our new Director's background is as producer, funder and trainer on a series of innovative programmes, including European Multimedia Labs, Digital Media Alliance, BBC Innovation Labs, and the Crossover programme. Frank commented, "I'm delighted to take on this new role at CIKTN. I look forward to building on the good work the team has already done to support, encourage and promote innovation in one of the key sectors of the UK economy."



5 people have had something to say so far

A great appointment, you couldn't have done better. What Frank knows about convergence, digital futures, biologic indicators and rfid logistics isn't worth knowing. A worthy appointment and wholeheartedly well done. KTN has triumphed where others have doubted and failed.
Posted on 21/10/11 00:52.
Thanks for your kind comment, Mike! The CIKTN team are really pleased with the appointment and look forward to working with Frank.
Posted on 21/10/11 12:44 in reply to Mike Ryan.
Welcome on board Frank, great to have you join the cadre of KTN directors, meet soon!
Posted on 14/11/11 21:26.
Great appointment - well done Frank and CIKTN on such an appropriate appointment.

Good that you have excellent knowledge in convergence and RFID and QR code technologies - something Creative Barcode has a keen interest in as we are using those technologoies in an innovative way to help protect and value innovation concepts - digital concepts are one of the growing areas amongst our community base.

When you have time - be good to run some thoughts/concepts by you

Posted on 30/11/11 19:46.
Posted on 01/12/11 12:53.

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