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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NHS Test Beds - Live Bidder Event

Do you have an innovative health solution with the potential to simultaneously improve clinical and financial outcomes within the NHS? Are you looking to work collaboratively with NHS teams to deliver a rapid, robust evaluation in a real world setting?

On the 26th March, NHS England together with the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) invited innovators from the UK and globally to express an interest in deploying and testing their innovations in the flagship ‘test beds’ initiative.

Test beds will serve as real world sites for evaluating ‘combinatorial’ innovations that integrate new technologies with new ways of delivering health services – and that offer the prospect of better care, and better patient experience of care, at lower overall cost.

How to take part

Join us in London on 21st May from 14:30 to 18.00 for a briefing session where you will learn about the programme and application process.

  • Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, will share his vision for test beds and how it fits within the NHS Five Year Forward View.

  • Test beds programme leaders will explain the application process and requirements.

  • NHS leaders from potential test bed sites will dig deeper into their specific challenges and needs.

  • A Q&A session will give innovators an opportunity to ask any questions they have about the programme.

Register here