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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Are you up to the challenge? Designers required to reduce violence and aggression in A&E

Violence and aggression towards frontline hospital staff is estimated to cost the NHS at least £69m a year. Last year 56,718 physical assaults took place in NHS hospitals in England.

The Design Council and the Department of Health are looking for designers to team up with industry suppliers to reduce the human and financial cost of violence and aggression towards NHS staff in A&E. Winning teams will be awarded a fund of £150,000 and the chance to work with NHS staff on redesigning A&E environments, processes, services and information systems.

The deadline for proposals to be submitted is 4th April.  Shortlisted entries will be interviewed at the Design Council on 14th April, and the selected design teams will be announced on 18th April.

Find out more on the Design Council's website, and by joining the Design Council's Reducing violence and aggression in A&E by design 'Ning' where you can discuss the issues with other members, read the research and download the entry pack.

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