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

SWLSTG Pharmacy Services develop innovative free app for safe lithium treatment

Pharmacy Services at South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) have developed an innovative app that will be available for free to help with the safe prescribing, administering and monitoring of lithium.

In the UK, Lithium Carbonate (often referred to as Lithium) is the medication most commonly used to treat bipolar disorder. For lithium to be effective, the dosage must be strictly administered, and patients need to have their lithium blood level checked every 3 months, their kidney and thyroid function checked every 6 months and attend a full annual health check with their healthcare provider.

Patients can only receive a supply of lithium from a hospital or community pharmacy if they can show evidence of an up to date blood level result. Research by the Pharmacy team showed that patients wanted the option of recording this information in an electronic format, rather than a paper booklet, as was traditional. This led the team to develop a phone app with the mobile technology developer Incentivated - who had valuable previous experience and knowledge of the health sector. Although the app is focused on lithium medicine management, the wider aim is to develop a framework which can be adapted for a broad range of medicines. 

Pharmacy Services are hoping this will aid patients and health teams administer and monitor additional medicines and be a useful tool for other healthcare Trusts with similar needs or for further development and enhancement.

To read the announcement in full, please click here.