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


Innovate Funding 2016/2017

The way InnovateUK is funding companies has changed. 4 times a year, there will be large competition calls.

Open Funding Opportunities


Manufacturing and materials innovation: apply for funding

Businesses can apply for funding to support a range of innovation projects that tackle commercial challenges in manufacturing and materials
Up to £15 million is available to support innovative business projects in manufacturing and materials
  • the deadline for registration is at noon on 6 July 2016
  • projects must be led by a business and include at least one SME
  • projects with eligible costs up to £100,000 can involve a single SME
  • projects with eligible costs of more than £100,000 must involve a business working with at least one other business or research organisation
  • we expect projects to range in size from total costs of £50,000 to £2 million and to last from 6 months to 3 years
  • businesses could receive up to 70% of their project costs for feasibility studies and industrial research, and up to 45% of their costs for experimental development
  • briefing events for potential applicants will take place in
    • London on 23 May 2016,
    • West Midlands on 26 May 2016 
    • Manchester on 27 May 2016

Go to the competition website for detailed information

Forthcoming Funding Opportunities