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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Could your expertise and knowledge help save lives?

Cancer Research UK’s Cancer Prevention Innovation Workshop. 

The workshop is a unique approach to funding population research - over three days, participants will explore cancer challenges, build new collaborations, think innovatively and develop a pitch for new innovative research ideas that are potentially funded on the spot. Successful teams are awarded seed-funding to conduct pilot and feasibility work for 12 months. You can read more about this exciting new funding approach here
The next workshop will take place 11-13 April 2016 at the Oxford Belfry Hotel in Oxfordshire. Led by Dr Bill Klein of the National Cancer Institute, it will aim to tackle challenges for cancer prevention.

Applications are now open and we welcome applications from all disciplines including investigators across academic, industry and technology sectors. Cancer Research UK aim to have a broad mix of experts such as psychologists, epidemiologists, healthcare professionals, engineers, community representatives, and those working in the digital and technology space. Applicants must apply as an individual. Cancer Research UK do not expect individuals to come to the event with a pre-formed research idea as these will be formed over the three days. Applications will close noon 29 February 2016.

Applicants can find out more and apply on our website.

Please do not hesitate to contact Dr Lucy Davies  lucy.davies@cancer.org.uk, 020 3469 8824 for more information about this exciting opportunity!