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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Enabling the Internet of Sensors Competition

ESP KTN invite companies and researchers to attend briefing events for the Enabling the Internet of Sensors Competition:
- Competition Brief and Webinar,  11th December 2013, Hotel Russell, 1-8 Russell Square, London, WC1B 5BE
to register for free please follow the link https://www.innovateuk.org/uk/-/enabling-the-internet-of-sensors
- Enabling the Internet of Sensors presentation by Huw Davies, Lead Technologist TSB, Intelligent Sensing Programme Event, 10th December 2013, The George Hotel, 21 George Street, Midlothian, EH2 2PB, Edinburgh, http://tinyurl.com/ESP-39th-isp
- Competition Brief Wales, 18th December 2013, Holiday Inn, Cardiff,   http://tinyurl.com/qy7plv5
The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £1.5m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation in networked intelligent sensor systems, and new applications of them. Our aim is to support the development of the ‘Internet of Sensors,' in which sensors enable all kinds of machines and appliances to communicate and co-ordinate with each other through the information network. 
Proposals must be collaborative and business-led. Project partners can include businesses of any size, as well as academic researchers. We expect to fund pre-industrial feasibility studies in which a business partner will generally attract up to 65% public funding for their project costs (75% for SMEs). 
We expect projects to last from six to 18 months, and to range in size from £50k to £150k. 
This competition opens on 9 December 2013. The deadline for registration is at noon on 22 January 2014 and the deadline for receipt of applications is noon on 29 January 2014. A briefing event for potential applicants will be held in London on 11 December 2013
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