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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Synthetic Biology Leadership Council Open Meeting

The tenth meeting of the Synthetic Biology Leadership Council (SBLC) will be the third open meeting to which members of the synthetic biology community and wider public are invited.

The UK Government established the SBLC to provide a steering structure governance body to facilitate strategic coordination between the funding agencies, the research community, industry, government sponsors and other stakeholders, including societal and ethical representatives.

It is now almost three years since the original UK strategic roadmap for Synthetic Biology was published and together we’ve made headway against many of the short and medium-term recommendations. It is now an appropriate time to reflect on progress, review and update recommendations, and shape future priorities to best support and develop this field in the UK. 

The SBLC, in partnership with the Synthetic Biology Special Interest Group (SBSIG), the Research Councils and Innovate UK, has already consulted the community for input into the roadmap refresh. This open meeting of the SBLC is your opportunity to hear the latest developments regarding the refreshed roadmap, which will be published later this year. The open meeting gives you an opportunity to directly influence the future direction of policy and investment in this vital area. You will also benefit from exposure to the views and insights of a group of senior peers from across the sector, and you can pose questions to the Leadership Council directly.

Find out more and register here