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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Webinar on Newton-Ungku Omar Fund & call for participants for visit to Malaysia

Webinar: Newton-Ungku Omar Fund: Call for Participants for Visit to Malaysia
21st May, 12pm - 1pm (BST) 


The UK and Malaysian governments have established the Newton-Ungku Omar Fund to support Malaysia’s urbanisation agenda, which will promote economic growth, equity and environmental sustainability hand-in-hand. The Fund is enabling research and innovation partnerships between the UK and Malaysia to strengthen; excellent joint research to emerge; and new commercial solutions to the challenges of urbanisation to be developed.

For more background to the Newton Fund, please see: www.newtonfund.ac.uk.

Funding for collaborative R&D

Innovate UK - in conjunction with the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT) - is launching a competition offering collaborative R&D funding in June 2015. This competition seeks to support the translation of excellent research into commercial solutions (new products, services or business processes) to meet the most critical challenges faced by Malaysia on its urbanisation journey. The competition will be open to collaborations of UK and Malaysian parties working together to identify these new solutions.

Under the grand challenge of climate change and sustainable urbanisation, competition focus will most likely be on the following sectors:

  1. Health and life sciences
  2. Improving environmental resilience and energy security
  3. Future cities
  4. Agricultural technology (Agritech to solve explicit urban food and nutrition issues)
  5. Digital innovation and creativity.

To help UK and Malaysian participants interested in this competition to meet and develop collaborative partnerships, the Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd (KTN) on behalf of Innovate UK and MIGHT is organising a visit for UK stakeholders to Malaysia during the dates of 4-9 July 2015, inclusive of travel time.


Find out more in the webinar: 21st May (12:00-13:00)

This webinar is to inform UK companies about the background of the visit and forthcoming call. More details about the competition and the visit are given in the visit call document. Innovate UK welcomes applications from UK participants interested in attending this visit. Applicants meeting the specified criteria have to apply by the 1st of June 2015 using the official application form. Please return the completed form to Nee-Joo Teh at the KTN at neejoo.teh@ktn-uk.org. An assessment panel will be held on the 3rd of June and companies will be informed of the outcome by the 5th of June 2015.



Got a question?

For any questions about the visit and call, please contact Janet Geddes at Innovate UK: janet.geddes@innovateuk.gov.uk

For any questions related to this webinar please contact Viola Augstein at the KTN: viola.augstein@ktn-uk.or