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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The Bionic Clinician : Confirmed Agenda

Delivered by KTN and MediWales, ‘The Bionic Clinician’ takes place on 19th June at Novotel, Cardiff as part of the Wales Festival of Innovation
The event explores the increase in the ‘man-machine interaction’ in healthcare delivery, and will be chaired by Dr R Ramanan, a clinician, cardiac surgeon, professor associated with bioengineering and the MD of Innovative Solutions in Informatics (ISIS) Ltd.
Looking back at developments since he qualified as a clinician in the seventies, when doctors relied on their stethoscope and their instinct, Dr Ramanan reflects on how technology has transformed the way that we practice and deliver healthcare.
Laboratory tests were a feat of labour and manual dexterity, extremely time-consuming and tedious. Most of the things we take for granted today – CTs, MRIs, ultrasound, echocardiography, PET scans, high-power computing, digital data, lab-on-a-chip, artificial intelligence, and the cloud were not designed, discovered, or developed.
The 21st century clinician is inextricably linked to and dependent on technology to deliver care that is safe and standardised. As the boundary between the clinician and technology become increasingly blurred, this event predicts a future whereby the clinician becomes truly bionic.
9.00am – 9.30am Registration
9.30am – 9.40am Gwyn Tudor, CEO, MediWales, Welcome
9.40am – 10.05am Professor Rams Ramanan, Clinician, Cardiac Surgeon, Professor associated with Brunel Institute for Bioengineering, and Director of Innovative Solutions in Informatics Ltd, Bionic Clinician, The Man-Machine Interface
10.05am – 10.30am Ian Risk, VP, Head of Airbus Group Innovations UK, Flying by association, Healthcare & Aviation
10.30am – 10.55am Paul Thomas, Enterprise Architect, Microsoft, Connected Health
10.55am – 11.20am - Morning break with technology demonstrations
11.20am – 11.45am Eugene Butans, Department of Advanced Engineering, Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM), Title TBC
11.45am – 12.00pm Chris Sawyer, Lead Technologist, Health & Care, Innovate UK, Everything you wanted to know about… but were afraid to ask
12.00pm – 12.20pm Sarb Sembhi, Director at STORM Guidance, ‘Don’t be scared, be very afraid’ or should you? De-Risking Data
12.20pm – 1.20pm - Lunch with technology demonstrations
1.20pm – 1.40pm Professor Pankaj Vadgama, Professor of Clinical Biochemistry, Queen Mary, University of London, The Orwellian issues with Big Data
1.40pm – 2.00pm Jane Reevers, Reader in Child Protection and Simulation Development, University of Kent and Blair Dickson, Co-founder, Affective State Ltd., Educating R.I.T.A!
2.00pm – 2.25pm Andrew Sims, Senior Interaction Designer, Prospect, Now you see it, now you don’t
2.25pm – 2.50pm Afternoon break with technology demonstrations
2.50pm – 3.20pm Professor Peter Brett, Director and Professor of Bioengineering at Brunel University and Prof Ramanan, ‘How to make a hole in the head without causing a headache’ *Please do not try this at home!
3.20pm – 3.45pm Panel Discussion
3.45pm – 3.50pm Closing remarks
This event aims to capture the essence and spirit of the technological marvels that form part of the clinician’s armamentarium. ‘The Bionic Clinician’ hopes to bring the experts, enthusiasts, adopters, evangelists and visionaries together to explore the future of healthcare.