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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Register now for 'Innovation in Urban Spaces' briefing events - up to £140K available

By Serena Connor, Account Manager at IC tomorrow


IC tomorrow, a programme of Innovate UK, is pleased to announce its next innovation contest, focusing on Urban Spaces, launching 12 October 2015. This ‘Innovation in Urban Spaces Contest’ will offer up to £140K to businesses to explore and encourage innovation around improving cities, through a range of challenges, including themes of engaging spaces, active citizenship and urban travel. IC tomorrow are looking for innovative proposals from companies with digital solutions relevant to these themes.

Cities are evolving to become increasingly connected and responsive entities, with transport, energy and services managed by intelligent networks to maximise efficiencies and accommodate expanding populations. This evolution can be seen in three stages, with the first defined by the emergence of technology infrastructure and the second driven by local authority partnerships with technology companies to run trials. We are now entering a third stage, where citizens become participants in the digital life of a city, moving from simply being recipients of services to actively contributing to urban growth and development.

Through the Innovation in Urban Spaces contest, IC tomorrow will be searching for solutions in the themes of enhanced travel data and effective Journey management, city scale communication and enabling citizen input to city design.

The contest will feature four challenges offering up to £35,000 and the chance to work with the contest challenge partners: Transport for London, Centro, Clear Channel and Atkins. Each of the four winning companies will be given the opportunity to trial their solution with the challenge partner over a period of three months.

If you are interested in applying for this competition, you are strongly recommend to attend a contest briefing event - please see below for registration links. Each briefing event will will provide an opportunity for potential applicants to hear directly from the challenge partners as well as find out useful tips for the application process. 


20 October, London

20 October, Online Webcast

21 October, Birmingham

22 October, Glasgow


More information about this contest including full challenges and how to apply available here.






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