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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Up to £15m funding: innovation in infrastructure systems

Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in the infrastructure systems sector.

The aim of this competition is to encourage the development of business-led innovative solutions that will help provide:

  • affordable, sustainable and secure energy
  • connected transport
  • urban living
  • integrated infrastructure and resilience of infrastructure to environmental and social pressures

Find out more about these themes in the competition brief.

Innovate UK are encouraging proposals that provide ways to integrate and/or optimise different infrastructure systems. These solutions will lead to significant improvements in performance, capacity, adaptability, functionality, productivity and resilience.

It is expected projects will range in size from total project costs of £25,000 to £5 million although we may consider projects outside this range.

Projects must last between 3 months and 3 years and must include at least one UK-registered small or medium-sized enterprise (SME). If you are a UK SME, you can carry out a project with total costs of up to £100,000 as a single organisation or you can collaborate with others. Projects above £100,000 must be collaborative. A business must lead each project.

You have 2 options to apply for this competition. These depend on the size and length of your project. These options are called streams.

  • Stream 1 is for projects lasting up to 1 year with total costs of under £100,000
  • Stream 2 is for projects over 1 year or over £100,000


You must register before 12 noon on Wednesday 14 September 2016.


Full details including how to apply available here.

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