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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Your input needed! - Impact of a new tax relief on capital investments on medicines manufacturing sector

The UK corporate tax system currently gives no relief for the cost to a company of buying or installing industrial buildings. Relief for industrial buildings was phased out from 2008, alongside headline rates of corporate tax being reduced for taxpayers across all industries. The BIA and the ABPI have raised this issue with the Treasury as part of the fiscal workstream of the Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP). Treasury expressed interest in the idea of whether reintroducing such a relief on capital investment in the UK would increase business investment in the UK. However evidence direct from businesses directly affected by such a proposal will be compelling to build the case.

Please give your input to the very short BIA/ABPI survey here by EOP 26th January.