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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A Smartgrid and Distribution Innovation Centre for the UK?

Last 13 places available!

A Smartgrid and Distribution Innovation Centre for the UK?



The Technology Strategy Board is creating a network of world-leading technology and innovation centres to transform the UK’s capability for innovation in specific technology areas and help drive future economic growth. The £200m+ programme was announced in October 2010 by Prime Minister David Cameron.

Three centres have already been announced in High Value Manufacturing, Cell Therapy and Offshore Renewable Energy. Ten other candidate areas have been announced at http://www.innovateuk.org/deliveringinnovation/technology-and-innovation-centres.ashx  

The 'Smartgrids and Distribution Technology Innovation Centre webinar' will feature brief presentations on the overall UK rollout of centres as well as the specific topics and sectors a centre might seek to address.

This webinar will seek inputs from the broad communities of practice and stakeholders within the energy, ICT, transport and other sectors with a keen interest in supporting world class UK research and development activity within the Smart Energy Ecosystem.

For example, an innovation centre for Smartgrids may offer a focus for integrating UK RD&D within:

• Smart distribution & demand (including integration of electric vehicles, heat pumps etc).
• Advanced materials for transmission and energy storage solutions
• Advanced network management
• Promotion of industry communications & interoperability standards
• New value chains and operating models
• Emerging technologies supporting sustainable cities
• Access to lucrative international markets
• Targeted application to EU framework funds

Your feedback is invaluable and will form part of the evidence for the next phase of the Innovation Centre rollout. The webinar will be followed by a workshop event on September 22nd 2011 to be held at the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.

Space is limited to 100 participants, so please register immediately to ensure your participation.




A Smartgrid and Distribution Innovation Centre for the UK?


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


4:00 PM - 5:00 PM BST



After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.



System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server


Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer




Space is limited.
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