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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SBRI Funding Competition Now Open- IRC 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

The Home Office and its partners in the Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection are to invest up to £3 million in research projects.

Projects can develop original ideas. They can also adapt successful technologies, techniques or processes from other fields. Innovative detection solutions are required to operate in one or more of the following situations:

• buildings and areas

• goods

• people and/or their possessions

• vehicles


The project partners are the:

• Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism and Centre for Applied Science and Technology at the Home Office

• Department for Transport

• Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure   

• Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

• Metropolitan Police Service   

• U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Directorate  


The competition closes for Stage One applications on 19 October 2016.


Further details are available at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/funding-competition-irc-2016-for-explosives-weapons-detection


There will be a bidders’ conference for potential applicants in London on Tuesday 27 September 2016, plese register by 20th September.



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