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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Regenerative Medicine ‘One Stop Shop’ for regulatory advice

A new ‘one stop shop’ was launched in October 2014 that provides regulatory advice for those working in the life sciences industry on exciting regenerative medicines.

The service provides, for the first time, a single point of access to regulatory advice from the four regulatory bodies that work in the sector.

The service helps businesses and other organisations to quickly and easily navigate the different regulators and allow them to get the right advice more quickly. It also provides a single response from the regulators and provides an opportunity for a one to one meeting.

At the launch, Life Sciences Minister George Freeman said:

“I want to make it as easy as possible for our innovative life sciences sector to get the advice they need to turn their innovations into products that can benefit patients. Regenerative medicine is thriving and the new one stop shop highlights our commitment to ensure that the UK becomes the best place in the world for life sciences.”

The group of regulators will work together to provide cross-regulatory advice. The resource is launched today will sit within the MHRA’s Innovation Office, which already provides scientific and regulatory advice to companies developing innovative medicines and medical devices.

Find out more here