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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Competition for funding: Innovate UK to invest £2m in feasibility studies.

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across four enabling technology areas: advanced materials; biosciences; electronics, sensors and photonics; and information and communications.

Innovate UK are seeking proposals that will kick-start the delivery of genuinely new products and services, with substantial and scalable commercial potential.

The aim of this competition is to ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are equipped to respond to market opportunities across a range of economic sectors.

Projects must be business-led and are open to small or micro companies only, working either singly or in collaboration with one other small or micro company.

Innovate UK expect to fund feasibility studies conducting pre-industrial research, in which a business partner will generally attract up to 75% public funding for their project costs.

Projects are expected to last up to four months and total project costs must not exceed £33k.

This competition opens on 10 November 2014 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 21 January 2015.

If you would like to find out more information about this funding opportunity, please attend our highly recommended competition briefing event, online or in person, on the 25th November in London. This event is an excellent opportunity for you to receive first hand information about the competition - its scope, application process, key dates etc. as well as meet and network with peers, market leaders & innovators in the industry.

Register for the briefing event and webinar.


Competition Opens: 10th November 2014

Breifing Event: 25th November 2014

Registration Deadline: 14th January 2015 (noon)

Deadline for receipt of applications: 21st January 2015 (noon)


For more information and all the documents you need to read before you apply, including the Guidance for Applicants, visit www.innovateuk.org.

To apply you must first register with Innovate UK through the competition page on the website.

Registration opens when the competition opens (10th November) and closes a week before the deadline for applications.

Competition helpline: 0300 321 4357

Email: support@innovateuk.gov.uk