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 Electronics, Sensors, Photonics 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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UK Sensors Community Mapping Report Published!


The Sensors and Instrumentation Community has compiled a report on the activities and capabilities of the UK Sensors and Instrumentation Community. Four key sectors in the UK economy has been analysed. These sectors are:

  • Life Sciences
  • Transport (including automotive)
  • Defence and security
  • Aerospace

Input for this report has been through a large community assessment and feedback from key stakeholders. The report looks at key information such as:

  • Market overview 
  • Innovation statistics, including patent information
  • Current trends
  • Metrics as % of UK economy
  • Geographical spread of sensor companies
  • Competition analysis
  • Strength, opportunities, weakness and threats to growth
  • Suggestions for Government intervention

Who is it for?

The indended audience for this report include:

  • Policy makers at BIS, UKTI and local agencies seeking to promote UK innovation, business and sustainable employment via regulation, R&D support or other intervention
  • Research support agencies
  • Businesses seeking guidance regaring investment opportunities

To access the report - click on the infographic below



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