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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UKTI launches 'The Exporting for Growth Prize' competition

Are you a UK based small or medium sized company (SME) with a big idea but need an opportunity to help make this a reality?


Applications are invited from innovative SMEs throughout the UK to enter a competition for a new prize, The Exporting for Growth Prize, which UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) has launched for the most workable new export idea ready to be converted into a successful international opportunity. The UKTI are particularly interested to hear from first time or novice exporters.


The 12 possible winners throughout the UK will be innovative companies with the best exporting ideas which they can pitch successfully to a panel of business “experts”.


To be considered for entry applicants must have an active UK trading address and be an SME according to the European Union definition.


The prize package for regional winners will include:

- Use of UKTI overseas services to the value of £5,000
- Three UKTI grants for overseas travel to target markets
- Access to a range of UKTI support and services


Further details including the Application Form can be accessed via the competition page on the UKTI website. The deadline to apply is Friday 13 January 2012.

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