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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Home Office Metal Detection Bidders Clinic

UK Government is always looking to enhance border security with new technologies. As part of this the Home Office Centre for Applied Science & Technology (CAST) have been working to study the feasibility of using metal detection techniques to detect firearms within fast parcels and post, imported into the UK.
Investigations to date have demonstrated a promising capability despite the complex and challenging environments in which they need to operate.

Home Office studies have shown that there are a great number of techniques in this field, both established and in development, and are very keen to make use of any of them to pursue development beyond these initial investigations. This could be by adapting commercial equipment or supporting academic work.

The Home Office will be launching a Call to industry and academia later this year.
**Details on the scope, requirements, finances and process for the call will appear shortly on the .gov.uk competition site.**
Opens: 19 Sep 2016
Registration Closes: 05 Oct 2016
Bid Clinic: 05 Oct 2016
Application Deadline: 12 Oct 2016
About the Bid Clinic
This Bid Clinic in Central London wishes to engage interested parties from industry and academia to discuss in more detail CAST’s work to date and provide a forum for industry and academic researchers to refine their application and add answer any questions surrounding the call and process.
The Bid Clinic on the 5th October will cover:
  • Policy Context
  • Requirements
  • Work to Date
  • Commercial and Application Process
Please note:
  • Registration does NOT guarantee a place. You will be notified as soon as possible whether you application to attend has been successful
  • If your application to attend is successful, you will be required to provide photo ID at the venue
  • The address of the venue will be provided to successful registrants prior to the event on the 5th October.




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