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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Integrated Energy System Supply Chains Competition Briefing

Innovate UK is planning to invest up to £9.5m in innovations that will address the need for a diverse mix of energy sources and systems over the next three decades and beyond.

Join us at this competition briefing event to find out more. 

The aim of this competition is to encourage cross-sector supply chains that can deliver integrated energy solutions at different scales to meet the many challenges of achieving a low-carbon economy by 2050.

Projects should focus on both the demand and supply side across the energy vectors and networks of electricity, heat and combustible gases.

This is a two-stage competition with a first stage of feasibility studies. Up to three projects will be then be chosen for follow-on collaborative research and development (R&D). At each stage, projects must be led by a business.

Up to £500k of the total funding will be available for the smaller-scale feasibility studies. These can be single-company or collaborative. Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.

We expect total eligible costs for feasibility studies projects to be no more than £40k. Feasibility studies are expected to last up to three months.

We have committed up to £9m for the collaborative R&D projects in the second stage. Each consortium must involve at least one SME. For these industrial research projects, a business partner can attract 50% public funding for their project costs (60% for SMEs).

The first stage of this competition (feasibility studies) opens on 5 January 2015. The deadline for applications is at noon on 4 March 2015. The second stage (collaborative R&D) is by invitation and is expected to open on 7 September 2015.

Attend in person by registering here or join us by webinar

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