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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Take part in The GREAT Tech Awards

UK Trade & Investment USA and the British Consulate General New York are currently hosting The GREAT Tech Awards, a competition connecting technology companies in the UK and the New York area.  The competition will identify both 6 US companies looking to expand overseas, and one UK company demonstrating success in the US.  For US technology companies looking to expand overseas, the competition will send winners on a trip to London to explore the tech scene there. Applicant companies can be based in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut and can apply within the following categories: education, finance, health, internet of things, lifestyle and media. You can find more information about the initiative here: http://gov.uk/great-tech-awards.

For the British company, the Best of British award has a slightly different prize package. That award will go to one UK company who has already set up business in one or more of the four US states mentioned above, and will be judged on their growth from the UK to the US; how innovative their product, service or company model is; and their potential for business growth in the US.  Last year’s winner was Blippar.

The prize package for the winning company includes:

  • A business reception for up to 100 people, hosted by the British Consul General to New York
  • A speaking opportunity at one of UKTI’s 2014-15 events in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut
  • Promotion on UKTI and GREAT Campaign digital platforms 
  • Legal services provided by Taylor Wessing, valued at up to $3,000
  • Accountancy services provided by Blick Rothenberg, valued at $1,000


Full details of the awards packages and competition rules are available in the terms and conditions document at http://gov.uk/great-tech-awards.

We would be grateful for any help you can provide on helping us get the word out about The GREAT Tech Awards to British companies that might want to apply – whether by forwarding on to relevant companies, mentioning on social media or in relevant marketing materials, or via any other avenue.

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