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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Horizon 2020 funding events for the creative and digital industries taking place in November/ December 2015

The European funding programme Horizon 2020 (H2020) has €80 billion available for research and innovation for the next five years. Many calls are relevant to creative and digital businesses and can provide significant R&D opportunities and a platform to expand into the european market place.
The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is running a number of activities to find out more about what's on offer and to help businesses build European partnerships to respond to funding calls. The events listed below taking place on 18th, 24th, 26th of November and 1st December specifically offer a valuable opportunity to learn more about making funding applications and find European partners. Participants will also have the chance to put forward ideas and priorities to be considered in the European Commission's funding plans. All these events are free to attend.
1. H2020: Creativity and Technology Opportunities for the Creative Industries - Wednesday, 18 November 2015 from 10:30 to 17:00, London
This briefing event will cover the funding opportunities for creative and digital businesses in the H2020 ICT work plan. Philippe Gelin from the Creativity Unit at DG Connect in Luxembourg will talk through calls aimed to enable collaboration and tech transfer between creatives and technologists for commercial applications.
Further details and how to register available here.
If you are unable to attend in person, you can register for the accompanying 'Online Webcast' here.
2. Gaming and Gamification: European Funding Opportunities for the Creative and Digital Industries - Tuesday, 24 November 2015 from 16:00 to 19:00, Brighton
This event will cover the opportunities available for creative and digital businesses in the H2020 ICT work plan focusing on call ICT 24 Gaming and Gamification, from the ICT H2020 Workplan.
Further details and how to register available here.
3. H2020 Opportunities Manchester: Funding Innovation in association with Creative England - Thursday, 26 November 2015 from 16:30 to 19:30, Manchester
This briefing event will cover the opportunities available for creative and digital businesses around H2020 european funding.
Further details and how to register available here.
4. H2020 Funding: Wales Information Day - Tuesday 1 December 2015 from 13:30 to 17:00, Newport
This event is organised in association with the Welsh Government, EEN and Innovation Point Newport.
Further details and how to register available here
5. European Funding Opportunities for UK Ed Tech Businesses @ UAL and Innovate UK Ed Tech Conference - Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 9:00 to 15:00, London
During the UAL and Innovate UK Digital Disruption of Education Conference, the KTN will be running a lunch time session from 13:30 to 14:15 on the European H2020 ICT Funding Programme and providing more information on the ICT 22 Call Technologies for Learning and Skills.  This call sets out challenges covering two streams with contributions from the EU of up to 2.5million and 5million Euros attached.
This session is open to conference delegates who wish to find out more about the above, and other European funding opportunities for creative and digital businesses and advice on making European funding applications. 
To register, please sign up here.
6. H2020 – Big Data Topics Brokerage - Tuesday, 8 December 2015 from 10:00 to 17:00, London
The KTN in collaboration with the H2020 NCP in ICT bring you this thematic event on upcoming Big Data H2020 calls for 2016. The work programme for ICT 2016/17 can be found HERE and contains (amongst others) topics on:
- Cross-sectorial and cross-lingual data integration and experimentation (ICT-14-2016-2017)
- Large Scale Pilot actions in sectors best benefitting from data-driven innovation (ICT-15-2016-2017)
- Support, industrial skills, benchmarking and evaluation (ICT-17-2016-2017)
- Privacy-preserving Big Data (ICT-18-2016).
To secure your place, please register here.
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