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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ESP - What's In It For Me ?

If you work in Electronics, Sensors, Photonics, or Systems Engineering, Autonomous Systems, Embedded Software, Robotics, Instrumentation, Mechatronics, Optics............and so on, then this is the network for you !

ESP KTN spans the technologies that underpin the devices, tools and technologies that we take for granted today and those being developed for the future. The UK has a world leading amount of IP in these areas and must continue to develop new technologies and devices to remain a world leading economy.

Connections between industry, academia and markets are vital and we are in an ideal position to link these up by building on the past work of 5 previous relevant KTNs, with nearly 10,000 members, taking a range of activity into the future.

We are committed to reaching into new sectors, where our technology may be best utilised by companies. We also see opportunities for us to devolve new technology out from academia and Research Councils into industry and help academics at all levels gain vital experience to improve their research programmes.

So use our network to:

  • Reach into the broader electronics community of industry, academia and entrepreneurs by using us as a single contact point.
  • Use our contacts to link up with government funding and academia to fast track your R&D projects
  • Let us help you prepare your business for accessing funding, partners and preparing for growth.
  • We have on-going success in helping technology companies gain access to funding and training.
  • Make quality contacts in your desired industry sector through our established, independent, welcoming organisation, which is run with high ethical standards.
  • Use our established, independent voice to reach into Central Government and the Devolved Administrations, Technology Strategy Board, Research Councils, RDAs and so on.
  • Use our network to start or revive your innovation programme.
  • You and your staff can discuss innovation, wealth creation and improved well-being for the Nation through our enduring, highly networked community.
  • You can take part in helping your sector to respond positively and proactively to current social and economic challenges using Innovation and Technology.
  • We are an organisation where sharing knowledge is a natural behaviour, for wider and mutual benefit.
  • We are part of a network of networks with real skills in connectivity and networking.
  • We are solutions focused with a fresh approach to creating and measuring impact.

To sum up:  We spend our time finding out who's got what, and who needs what, and joining them together. Joining our network will get you on our radar and give you access to the various activities and events that we organise. It also gives you a voice in shaping what we do.

So join us now by clicking here 

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