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 Defence Security 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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10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme

Goldmann Sachs have now opened the application process for the Autumn 2016 cohort of their “10,000 Small Businesses” Programme. This programme, which begins in September 2016, has the full backing of the Department of Business Innovation and Skills. It is aimed at businesses who are looking to grow and provides free high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders. Participants will receive 100 hours of teaching designed by leading experts and delivered through online and residential sessions led by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, together with Aston University, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University. Participants will benefit from: 

·         Specialist workshops
·         One-on-one business advice
·         Business coaching
·         Access to professional experts
·         Networking opportunities and
·         A network of 10,000 Small Business graduates
10,000 Small Businesses is funded by Goldman Sachs and the Goldman Sachs Foundation as an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing greater access to education and business support services. It can be recommended with confidence to local businesses who are looking for an injection of new thinking and/or personal development for their leaders.
Ambitious businesses who want to know more about the programme should use this link: Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme which will also take them to the registration process. The deadline for applications is 6th June 2016.