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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ICT PSP Call for Experts

Ever wondered how the European Commission decides what projects get funded? It uses a small army of evaluators selected from a maintained list of experts to assess submissions. There is currently a call for experts for the ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP). The PSP offers a variety of funding instruments designed to mainstream ICT based innovations, bridging that last gap into the market.

Experts are self-nominated. As a minimum you will need:

  • a university degree relevant to ICT PSP,
  • a minimum 5 years work experience,
  • the ability to evaluate proposals and review project reports and other documents written in English, and
  • not have been guilty of grave professional misconduct.

The current focus of ICT PSP includes cloud for public services, digital archives, telehealth and eHealth, biophotonics and open innovation.

If you have relevant expertise and would like to be considered for inclusion on the list, please register here.

PS - the closing date is 30 September 2013, set out in the corrigendum to the original call.

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