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.

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Horizon 2020 ICT 24 - opportunity for creative and digital industries to mainstream gaming, design and aesthetics expertise

The Knowledge Transfer Network recently hosted an afternoon briefing event covering the opportunities available for creative and digital businesses in the H2020 ICT work plan with a focus on the 'ICT 24 Gaming and Gamification' call.

This event provided attending businesses with the opportunity to learn more about making applications and finding European partners. Participants were also encouraged to put forward UK creative industry priorities to be included in European Commission's funding policy development. 

A notable highlight was a panel discussion exploring the pros and cons of different types of European funding. The insights shared were specifically aimed at helping potential applicants determine which programme could most benefit their business.

The invited panellists were Richard Walker from Shadow Robot,  Juliet Tzabar from Plug-in Media, Richard Foggie from the Knowledge Transfer Network and Marta Rybarczyk from Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)

This discussion was followed by a session led by Richard Foggie and Tom Campbell (Knowledge Transfer Network) providing an overview of the Horizon 2020 ICT 24 Gaming and Gamification call. The key opportunity here for creative and digital businesses is to mainstream the application of gaming technologies, design and aesthetics to non-leisure contexts, for both social and economic benefits.



The European funding programme Horizon 2020 (H2020) has €80 billion available for research and innovation for the next five years. Many of the upcoming ICT work plan calls are relevant to creative and digital businesses and can provide significant R&D opportunities as well as a platform to expand into the european marketplace. 


Information about all upcoming H2020 calls is available both in our funding section and also in our Creative, Digital and Design Business Briefing, a digest of useful information for UK businesses seeking funding and support.



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