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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Last Chance to Register - Sensors in the Arts, Heritage and Archaeology


Heritage, including the Arts and Archaeology, presents complex cross-disciplinary scientific and engineering research questions, which could be addressed through the use of sensors, instrumentation, imaging, digital and creative technologies.

The aim of this workshop is to highlight these challenges to the broader sensing sector, to find novel solutions and facilitate knowledge transfer and to generate new project partnerships, opening up a new market to the sensing community.

This workshop will generate a report on challenges in this sector and potential solutions using sensing technologies.

These challenges will be presented by representatives from the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Science and Engineering in Arts, Heritage and Archaeology (SEAHA), based at UCL, Oxford University and the University of Brighton, and partner organisation, from English Heritage, Tate Modern and Royal Palaces.




Time Title / Topic Presenter / Organisation
09:30 10:00 Registration and coffee
10:00 10:10 Welcome, introduction to the KTN and format of the day

Mark Littlewood,

Knowledge Transfer Network

10:10 10:25 Introduction to SEAHA / need for innovtion in arts, heritage and archaeology

May Cassar   

UCL, Institute for Sustainable Heritage

10:25 10:40 Case study - Instrumentation in the Heritage sector TBC
10:40 11:00 Sensing in textiles

Ian Gibb,

Historic Royal Palaces

11:00 12:20 Integration of different sensors for multiparameter analysis

Chris Jones,

Natural History Museum

12:20 11:40 How did they do it? Anglo-Saxon gold surface treatment

Peita Greaves,

Birmingham City University

11:40 12:25 Discussion groups (3 x 15 minutes)
12:25 12:40 Report back (3 x 5 minutes)
12:40 13:40 Lunch
13:40 14:00 Remote sensing technologies; deployable on drones for coastal archaeology

Paul Bryan,

Historic England

14:00 14:20 Smartphone instrument - how to realise this disruptive capability for montioring heritage environments

Robin Higgons,


14:20 14:40 Monitoring physical & chemical threats to historic masonry

Heather Viles,        

University of Oxford

14:40 15:25 Discussion groups (3 x 15 minutes)
15:25 15:40 Report back (3 x 5 minutes)       
15:40 16:40 Tea, Networking and Close





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