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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Nanoparticles for Cell Tracking

The meeting is formally hosted by the UK regenerative medicine platform (UKRMP Safety Hub, see information below). The meeting will include significant time for discussions regarding the achievements, potential, and limitations of nanoparticles for cell tracking and the implications, in particular with respect to stem cell tracking in animal models and humans. To enable fruitful discussions and productive interactions, the format of the meeting is small with a maximum of ~ 60 attendees. 

Registration is now open for the meeting: http://ow.ly/P4Ptz

Speakers confirmed include:

Prof Andrew Tsourkas, Assistant Director of Program in Targeted Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania; Developing contrast agents for molecular imaging and cell tracking applications
Prof Kostas Kostarelos, Head of Nanomedicine Lab, University of Manchester; Title TBC
Prof Quentin Pankhurst, Director of Institute of Biomedical Engineering, UCLBiomedical Applications of Magnetic Nanoparticles
Prof Philip Blower, Chair of Imaging Chemistry, Kings College LondonCell tracking with radionuclides, both direct and reporter gene approaches
Prof Jason Davis, University of OxfordResonant contrast agents 
Dr Mangala Srinivas, Radboud Institute for Molecular Health Sciences, NetherlandsMultimodal nanoparticles for clinical cell tracking
Dr Tammy Kalber, Centre for Advanced Biomedical Imaging, UCLMagnetic Targeting and multi-modal imaging
Dr James Dixon, UKRMP Acellular Hub, University of NottinghamEnhanced delivery of functional molecules into cells
Dr Neill Liptrott, University of LiverpoolCompatibility of nanomaterials with the immunological and haematological systems
Dr Bill Shingleton, GE HealthcareCell Tracking Needs: Perspectives from therapy developers, manufacturers and the regulator.
Dr Gabriela Juarez Martinez, Knowledge Transfer NetworkKTN and Hub Network Support

About the UKRMP Safety Hub: the Hub was established alongside a further four Hubs to address the number of developmental challenges which need to be overcome to successfully translate promising discoveries in the field of regenerative medicine for the benefit of patients. To ensure research connects seamlessly from discovery science through to clinical and commercial application, three UK research councils (UK funding agencies) BBSRC, EPSRC and MRC together formed the UKRMP across UK universities and research institutions. Cell tracking with nanoparticles is a major component of the Safety Hub.