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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TSB Launch Competition: Lasers for Industrial Processing


The Technology Strategy Board is investing up to £1m in feasibility studies that investigate innovations in laser sources and/or novel applications for laser technologies in manufacturing. The aim is to achieve more efficient industrial processing in the UK and to develop technologies that can gain a share of a growing global market for industrial laser systems.
Proposals must be collaborative and business-led, with projects involving a lead company and at least one other partner, from business or academia. Projects are expected to last from nine to 15 months and can attract public funding of up to 75% for SMEs and up to 65% for large businesses, with maximum eligible costs of up to £175k per project. 
This is a single stage competition. It opens on 23 September 2013 and the deadline for receipt of applications is noon on 13 November 2013. A briefing webinar for potential applicants will be held on24 September 2013. 
For full details about the competition, funding and how to apply please visit this page
ESP KTN are also running 4 events as follows:


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