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.

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Attend the Challenge ehealth Innovation Awards

Are you a clinician, patient,  software developer, researcher or academic?  Are you interested in collaborating and creating new innovative ehealth solutions?

The ‘Challenge eHealth Innovation Awards’, sponsored by the Welsh Government and run over the National Virtual Incubator (NVI) Network offers SMEs, clinicians, healthcare workers, students, researchers and academics from Wales, Dundee and Greenwich London a unique opportunity to work virtually together to create new and innovative digital solutions.

The event calls on delegates to team up and innovate new eHealth concepts and solutions to empower patients and healthcare professionals. Teams will be encouraged to brainstorm ideas in categories, which include: mHealth (mobile health), Well-being & Lifestyle, Clinical Information Systems & Data and Telemedicine & Homecare.

Dates for the diary:

  • Expressions of Interest:  Open from Tuesday June 3rd.  EOI’s close on Thursday July 18th.
  • Idea Generation Workshop: 17th September – brainstorming, idea creation and team formation. 
  • Project Development Day : 24th September - teams will hone their concepts, build their implementation plans and work on their pitches.
  • Pitches to the Judging Panel: 8th October -  a representative from each team will pitch to a judging panel made up of eHealth experts. 

The event is looking for clinicians, health care professionals and patients who, facing the many challenges of daily practice, have ideas on how eHealth solutions that could improve delivery.  Also needed are researchers, academics, digital health professionals and software developers, who can bring their skills, knowledge of current and emerging trends and technologies, and a desire to help solve some current healthcare problems.   The aim is that this collaboration can lead to innovative solutions that can improve healthcare and healthcare delivery. 

This innovation challenge offers for the first time an opportunity for delegates from across the UK to network, collaborate and innovate with other healthcare professionals, SMEs and academics – at their event venues and over telepresence.

The winning team will scoop £5,000 prize money to further develop their eHealth idea.  In addition they will also receive mentor support to the value of £3,000 (covering areas such as finance, IP and marketing).

You are invited to take part in this innovative programme at your local NVI Node.  Entry is free and expressions of interest close on the 18th July. Participating NVI Nodes include: Swansea, Dundee and Greenwich London.  For more information or to register to take part visit – www.ehi2.swan.ac.uk/en/events.htm?id=140

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