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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Ipsos Mori to conduct independent evaluation of Biomedical Catalyst

The Biomedical Catalyst (BMC) was set up in response to the government’s Strategy for Life Sciences (Dec 2011), with the goals of delivering economic growth to the UK Life Sciences sector, bringing innovative life sciences products and services more quickly and effectively into healthcare, and to provide support to both commercial and academic-led research in a seamless, effective and efficient manner. Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) and the Medical Research Council have appointed Ipsos MORI to conduct an independent study to capture measures of the extent to which these goals have been achieved, including the economic and broader societal impacts that accrue from the projects that have been awarded funding under the BMC scheme. Emerging findings will be made available in mid-2015.

In early 2015, Ipsos MORI will conduct a survey among applicants (both successful and unsuccessful), to gauge views on and gather evidence and data relevant to, the issues to be explored by the study. Innovate UK has emailed applicants of business-led projects from all BMC competition rounds to date to enable opt-out from the survey. If you did not receive the opt-out email and want to be sure that your current email address is added to the mailing list of BMC applicants to be shared with Ipsos MORI, please contact:elaine.evans@innovateuk.gov.uk