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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Sensing Innovation Challenges in Offshore Renewables

Are you looking for new applications for your sensing and imaging technology? Have you got technology or expertise to bring to a collaborative project? Interested in accessing the renewable energy market? Then this event is for you.

There are several innovation challenges in the offshore wind, tidal and wave sectors that could be solved through applying new or advancing existing sensing and imaging technologies. This event is a collaboration between KTN, CENSIS, the ORE Catapult and Scottish Enterprise with the aim of the day to facilitate those interested in pursuing collaborative development projects to accelerate the commercial development of offshore wind, wave and tidal technologies.

The morning session will provide an overview of the challenges in the offshore renewable energy sector and an introduction to the ORE Catapult. There will be presentations from industry and academia focusing on four specific challenge areas:

·      Offshore wind blade monitoring

·      Foundation monitoring

·      Cable monitoring

·      Data analysis

The afternoon will focus on funding, support and collaboration. We have a limited number of pitching slots, giving you the opportunity to put forward your technology, facilities or expertise if you are looking for project partners. This is also an opportunity to raise a specific challenge that you have that others in the room might be able to solve. If you are interested in giving a pitch please indicate this when registering for the event and we will send you further information.

The afternoon will also feature presentations from CENSIS and Scottish Enterprise giving information on the support they can offer, and a presentation on ‘The Energy Game Changer’ a new funding opportunity with Innovate UK. There will then be plenty of time for networking before the close of the day.

Who should attend?

This event is suitable for offshore energy developers, commercial technology providers and academic researchers, in particular those with expertise in imaging, sensors and photonics. The event is open to both those who have experience of applying their technology in this sector and those who have not considered the renewable energy sector before.

You can register for this event here.

If you require more information please contact Felicity Carlysle (felicity.carlysle@ktn-uk.org)

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