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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The KTN TV camera crew will be at the Innovate UK 2014 event in London to live-stream some of the sessions from the two-day event. 
Innovate UK 2014, taking place on 5th and 6th November in London is the only conference, exhibition and networking event focusing on innovation and export. 
If you are unable to be there in person do not worry, you will still be able  to hear from some of the inspirational speakers and access a wealth of ideas, intelligence and invaluable practical advice to take back and put to good use in your own organisation. This is all thanks to the KTN TV crew who will be there live-streaming some of the sessions. 
You will be able to watch the following presentations and speakers, and you will have an opportunity to ask questions via "chat window" on the livestreaming website. Please make sure you tune in just few minutes before the scheduled time so you do not miss anything. 
Day One: 5th November 2014
09:45 - 10:25
Why collaboration worked for us: Energy and Transport 
Chair: Chris Bagley, Head of Energy, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Simon Daniel, Founder & CEO, Moixa
Phil Sharp, Founder, Phil Sharp Racing 
Mairi Wickett, Managing Director, WITT Energy
Adam Brunton, Strategic Technologist, M-solv
Mark Hill, Co-founder, OpenTRV Limited
Andrew Jamieson, CEO, Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult
11:45 - 12:30
Why great things happen when digital & design collide
Chair: Jon Kingsbury, Head of Digital Economy, KTN 
Tom Williams, User Experience Director, Ostmodern
Dominic Campbell, Director, FutureGov
Rachel Cooper, Director, ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster University
13:15 - 14:00 
How Agri-food production can benefit from Satellite and Sensor Technologies
Chair: Dr Steve Welch, Director - KTN 
Duncan Forbes, Managing Director, Kingshay 
Andy Shaw, Consultant, Satellite Applications Catapult
15:25 - 16:25
Know your neighbours: Connecting with Europe 
Chair: Steve Fletcher, KTN 
Horizon 2020 – The Opportunity 
Claire Claessen, Head of Projects - KTN
Manufacturing in the electronics sector
Tracy Wotherspoon, Senior Engineer, Microsemi Semiconductor
Flexible manufacturing technologies 
Mark Purdie, Principal Scientist, Science and Technology, AstraZeneca
Craig Sharp, Horizon 2020, National Contact Point for Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, Innovate UK
DAY 2: 6th November 2014
09:15 - 09:55
Why Collaboration worked for us: Healthcare & HVM
Chair: Sue Dunkerton OBE, Director - KTN
Dr Philip Agg, Chief Executive Officer, Accentus Medical 
Charles Wood, Chief Executive Officer, Baltex
Dale Athey, Chief Executive Officer, OJ-Bio Ltd 
10:20 - 11:05
Get your foot in the door of global conglomerates 
Chair: Claire Claessen, Head of Projects - KTN
Ben Todd, Executive Director, Arcola Energy
Richard Walker, Managing Director, Shadow Robot
Marc Burke, Project Development Manager, KTN
Dr David McElroy, Chief Business Officer, Ingenza 
14:35 - 15:20
Why collaboration worked for us: Digital economy & sustainability
Chair: Thomas Campbell, Knowledge Transfer Specialist Creative Industries and Digital Economy, KTN 
Alison Tickell, Chief Executive Officer, Julie’s Bicycle
Rob Maslin, Director, We All Design4. Francine Bennett, CEO & Co-founder, Mastodon C
For the speakers bios and event full schedule please go to Day 1, Day 2.
To tune in and for some technical tips please go to KTN TV site.  (https://connect.innovateuk.org/web/sustainabilityktn/esktn-tv)
Video recording of those sessions will also be available on our KTN TV Youtube channel after the event. 
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