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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Newton Fund Mexico-UK Webinar

Newton Fund webinar on forthcoming Mexico-UK Collaborative Industrial R&D Competition
Date: 24 June 2015
Time: 3pm - 5pm (UK time) or 9am - 11am (Mexico City time) 


Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth:

  • agroindustry
  • energy
  • health

This investment from the UK has been made possible through the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills-managed Newton Fund: www.newtonfund.ac.uk

The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established businesses), research organisations, academics and other collaborators from Mexico and the UK for the joint R&D of innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within these three sectors. The principal market a project must consider is Mexico.

Projects must be collaborative, involving both UK and Mexican participants. On the UK side, projects must be business-led, and can involve other non-business partners.

This webinar is aimed at participants from both Mexico and the UK and will give the background of the competition and the application process. In parallel sessions, speakers from Mexico will highlight industry priorities and challenges of the Mexican agroindustry, energy and health sector. UK Speakers will in return outline UK strengths and capabilities which could help address those needs. Please indicate on your registration form what your main sector of interest is, so that we can allocate you to the right session.

Full agenda and joining details will be circulated to registrants in due course. If you have any questions about this webinar, please contact Gabriela Juarez Martinez at the KTN: gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org 

SAVE THE DATE: A Mexican delegation will be visiting the UK early July. Keep the following dates free and get prepared for future networking / brokering events in London, UK on the 9th and 10th of July 2015. More information to follow soon!