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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Industry invited to special reception at New Designers 2016

Industrialists and entrepreneurs interested in fresh ideas and expertise in design are invited to attend a special industry event at the ‘Thursday Late’ as part of New Designers 2016.

The reception will be hosted by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) in collaboration IORMA — the Global Consumer Commerce Centre, and The Manufacturer magazine.

New Designers is a two-week annual event showcasing the best of the UK’s design graduates. 

The KTN-hosted reception will feature inspirational speeches from industry heavyweights including Customer Experience Director at Barclays Clive Grinyer and Founder of Plan Product Strategy Consultants Kevin McCullagh. 

As well as providing the opportunity to discover how designers drive innovation in big business and how creative thinking is intrinsic to commercial success, the reception will allow guests to view the UK’s largest exhibition of its freshest design talent as well as network with other like-minded members of industry and investors.

Taking place Thursday 7 July at the Business Design Centre in London, the KTN industry reception will start at 5pm and finish at 8pm. The Thursday Late aims to connect business leaders and manufacturers with the best new UK design talent.

KTN will also be running three talks during the day on the Friday 8 July. 

To register your interest in attending the KTN-hosted Thursday Late visit:


To view the talks KTN is running visit:




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