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

« go back

BioProNET 2nd Annual Scientific Meeting

2nd Annual Scientific Meeting – registration now open

October 22nd–23rd 2015, Manchester Midland Hotel

The BioProNET second annual scientific meeting will be held at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on October 22nd and 23rd (Following on from the BRIC dissemination meeting which will be held at the same venue on October 21st and 22nd). BioProNET have an exciting programme planned including posters, workshops and presentations. To register for the event please use the link below:




Day 1
13.00-15.00 Biologics: present and future perspectives
Susan Rosser – University of Edinburgh Synthetic Biology Centre: Application of synthetic biology to make optimized recombinant protein therapeutics (title tbc)
Thomas Scheibel – Bayreuth University, Germany: Engineered spider silk proteins: bioinspired polymers for various applications
Mark Uden – GlaxoSmithKline: Trends in modern bioprocessing – intriguing siceince meets commercial realities
Andy Porter – University of Aberdeen: Single domain soloMERs – simpler and more effective than antibodies?

15.00-15.45 Coffee and networking

15.45-17.45 Cellular production systems: coping with future demands
Andreas Schiermeyer – Fraunhofer Institute, Germany: Plant-based expression systems for the production of recombinant proteins
Matthew DeLisa – Cornell University, USA: Engineering unnatural biosynthetic pathways for protein modification in bacteria
Martin Jordan – Merck Serono, Switzerland: Rational media design in micro-scale fed batch cultures
Ian Hodgson – Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies: Yeast expression systems for biologics – recent developments and future trends

17:45     Proof of Concept awardee poster flashes
18.00     Workshops – 4x parallel sessions themed on meeting sessions
19:00     Posters and networking
20.00     Conference dinner

Day 2
08.45-10.40 Bioprocessing of cell products – just like proteins (or not)
Reingard Grabherr – University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Austria: Insect cell culture-based manufacture of bionanoparticles
Peter Jones – Oxford BioMedica: Scale-up and manufacturing challenges of lentiviral vectors for use in gene and cell-based therapies
Sarah Gilbert – Jenner Institute Oxford: Viral-vectored vaccines – why we need them and how to produce them
Farlan Veraitch – University College London: Oxygen controlled bioprocessing of pluripotent stem cells
Iwan Roberts – Puridify: Nanofibres for high productivty purification

10.50-11.20   Break and networking

11.20-1.00 Emerging technologies for the 2020 bioprocessing agenda
Martin Ebner – Immunocore: ImmTACs: Changing the therapeutic perspective
Mike Davies – Centre for Process Innovation: Novelty needs characterization: Tomorrows analytics
Cleo Kontoravdi – Imperial College London: Computational tools for implementing ‘quality by design’
Douglas Kell – University of Manchester: SpeedyGenes, GeneGenie and random forests: three synthetic biology strategies for navigating sequence space intelligently

1.00 Lunch, Manchester sightseeing and departure

All timings are subject to change. Please register by September 8th 2015.