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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SCIENet Challenge Event, 1st July at University of Bedfordshire

The University of Bedfordshire, Forvivo Associates Ltd, Amey and Luton Borough Council cordially invite you to the SCIENet Challenge Event on 1st July 2015.

Amey are a national infrastructure provider who faces a number of challenges in their business, and they want to find business partners with innovative ideas to address these. Responding to these challenges, the University of Bedfordshire is partnering with Forvivo Associates Ltd and Luton Borough Council to build a bioscience knowledge network where SMEs in the region can form dynamic relationships as needed to provide an end-to-end solution for the sort of innovation approaches these challenges require.

Forvivo Associates Ltd are a global provider of services to the bio-pharma sector, and they want to use their market- leading power to build a regional bio-based network of small and medium enterprises where members gain mutual benefit from each other and from access to potential business which they might otherwise not be able to reach. This event will showcase the SCIENet idea and ask for your input, ideas and development, as well as allowing delegates the chance to hear from a company with an immediate business need.

National scale challenges require big ideas and big funding

Amey would like to show you the scale and types of problems they need to solve, and the University of Bedfordshire would like to help you access the match-funding opportunities to grow your business into addressing them. This breakfast event is your opportunity to find partners who can support you and who might benefit from your business, to give you access to new opportunities and to find new ways of working together to improve the region’s economic development. Best of all, breakfast is provided and the event is completely free of charge.

They are inviting you to come and hear more about the implications of SCIENet for your business and tell us what you think should be done to support you to seize these opportunities. During this breakfast event, you will also hear from all three partner hosts who will be sharing insights into the opportunities arising.

When: Wednesday 1st July 2015. 9am – 11.45am.

Where: Postgraduate Centre, University of Bedfordshire, Park Square, Luton, LU1 3JU.

Please click here for the event programme.

Limited places are available; to book your place please call us on 01582 489042 or email businesspartnerships@beds.ac.uk.