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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Annual bioProcessUK Conference: ‘Manufacturing tomorrow's medicines today’

Registration is now open for this year’s Annual bioProcessUK Conference, which will centre on the theme ‘Manufacturing tomorrow's medicines today’ - early bird rates are available until 31 July.

The conference, which aims to be the lead showcase event for biopharmaceutical innovation, will be the twelfth in a series of increasingly successful conferences first held in Newcastle in 2004.
The programme is made up of keynote presentations, workshops, SME showcases, the Peter Dunnill award and lecture, poster flash presentations, exhibition and one-to-one partnering.  The conference dinner held at the end of day one will this year take place at the iconic Imperial War Museum, Duxford where we will dine among aircraft from across the years.
The key aspects will be:
  • Debate over the manufacturing and supply chain challenges facing all medicine types and discuss what we can learn from each other
  • Hear an update from the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership on its progress and how you can get involved
  • Learn about how to utilise the new National Biologics Manufacturing Centre and other national assets
  • Insight into the recent explosion within the immune-oncology cell therapy sector, hosted by the Cell Therapy Catapult
  • Learn about the latest innovations from the early stage career researchers in a snappy poster flash session
  • Enjoy the Peter Dunnill Award Lecture from this year’s worthy recipient
Supporter Opportunities
There are various supporter opportunities available ranging from exhibitor packages to event supporters – see our supporter options here
These packages are ideal for enhancing your profile to the community and  sell out well in advance of the conference, so to avoid disappointment please consider sooner rather than later if this is of interest!
Expected attendance is between 280-300 from the biological medicines sector in the UK and abroad
Delegates range from Chief Executives to PhD students – which enables networking across the wider bioprocessing sector skills base
Last year 304 delegates from over 130 organisations attended the conference.
Register soon to take advantage of the early bird fees. Full details including accommodation options is available on the conference website.