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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What Technology Needs do Samsung have?

If you’ve ever wondered what technologies big companies like Samsung are currently interested in, and how you might be able to get your world-beating technology in front of exactly the right people within the company, then we may be able to help you.

Dan Dearing from the Electronics Knowledge Centre of ESP KTN has been talking with representatives from Samsung’s European IPC (International Procurement Centre) about their near term technology needs and how the ESP KTN may help them identify companies with potential solutions.

So, if you have any technologies that fit into the following categories, let us know!

  • Wireless Power Transmission
  • Face detection/recognition
  • Flexible PCBs
  • Flexible Displays
  • Photovoltaic rechargeable batteries
  • Multi-core processors

We will be working together over the coming months to help ESP KTN members expose their technologies to the Samsung IPC, who will then channel those companies through to more detailed discussions (where appropriate) with the appropriate departments in Samsung, both here in the UK and in other divisions around the world.

And of course, if you're from a company like Samsung and you think we could help you do the same - just let us know!

Daniel Dearing - daniel.dearing@espktn.org

Technology Business Manager, ESP KTN

Tel: +44 208 1440029

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