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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Beacon Report on Sustainability completed - where do we go next?

creative industries sustainability report cover'The final report from our Beaon Project on Sustainability and our related Executive Summary have helped us to map out a range concrete challenges and opportunities that accompany Creative Industry engagement with the wider themes of climate change and sustainability. 


New technologies (digital and material) will provide drivers for green innovation – but to truly reach their full potential the CIs need to be involved from the beginning in new partnerships and collaborations to ensure that design in process, objects and communications can reach a critical tipping point in greening our consumption and wider social behavior.


Key examples include communication (using all media) to the wider public (a skill at which the creative industries excel), the design of new green products and services and most critical, the design of new processes and ways of thinking about how production, distribution and consumption can evolve to ensure a more sustainable future for our next generation.


Case studies have highlighted existing great practice and illustrate how new collaborations and partnerships can drive green innovation in the CIs and other sectors of the economy.  Of particular value in the reports are the attempt to look at the landscape from three different perspectives i) a business from inside the Creative Industries ii) a business outside the Creative Industries and iii) a policy maker.


This framing aims to address one of our key challenges, namely the need to create a shared language and understanding of how specific needs and challenges can be best tackled through new partnerships and collaborations with the CIs playing a leading role.'


Download Sustainability Final Report (pdf)

Download Sustatinability Executive Summary (pdf)


- Jeremy Davenport

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