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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Call for Posters: Get your innovation seen by those who could take it further



  • Get your innovation showcased at no cost
  • Your own Open Forum presentation session included
  • In front of the UK's largest annual gathering of engineering & technology decision makers




Hosted as part of Advanced Engineering UK, Enabling Innovation invites you to submit your entry to the Emerging Innovations Poster Zone' (and supporting presentations) - Sponsored by Magna International, and supported by KTN.

Presenting a concept poster in the Emerging Innovations Poster Zone offer a unique opportunity to:

  • Showcase your breakthrough concept, product or process in front of the UK's largest and most diverse advanced engineering & technology audience
  • Connect with visitors, exhibitors, investors and collaborators to survey your emerging and outstanding concept as part of an assembled selection of descriptive posters.
  • Deliver a quick-fire presentation attended by visitors ranging from OEMs, partners and all tiers of the advanced engineering supply chain spanning automotive, aerospace, motorsport, marine, civil, consumer and more . . . 

Submitting your poster application

We look forward to receiving your submission

Yours sincerely

Ian R. Simmons
Vice President, Business development, R&D, Magna International

Dr Martyn Cherrington
Knowledge Transfer Manager - Applied Technology
The Knowledge Transfer Network

Katie Crocombe, 
Event Director, UK Tech Events/Easyfairs (Organiser of Advanced Engineering UK)

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