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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Isansys: wireless technology helps to save children’s lives

Technology developed by a company supported by Innovate UK is set to revolutionise the way seriously ill children are monitored and cared for

Vital signs of seriously ill young patients at Birmingham Children’s Hospital are being monitored continuously in real time with wireless sensors developed by Abingdon business Isansys Lifecare Limited.

The sensors include the Lifetouch, a small bandage-like strip that can be fixed to the patient. It is wireless and continuously transmits the child’s heart signs.

It means the child does not need to be physically hooked up to a monitor and is free to play or be held by parents. The data is delivered to Isansys’s Patient Status Engine, from where it is sent to the analysis system and held as an electronic patient record.

Critically, it can deliver an early warning sign of a child’s deterioration and allow doctors to intervene earlier than they might otherwise have been able to – potentially saving lives or shortening hospital stays.

More details on this and other Innovate UK success stories here