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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Exploiting opportunities in genome sequencing

Spreading the news - engaging with science and industry: Exploiting the opportunities in genome sequencing.  

Deadline for abstract submission: 18th March 2016.

This event aims to spread the news and actively engage with the widest possible community of researchers and industry about the opportunities and challenges - available to everyone - arising from access to high-throughput, low cost genome sequencing. 

The community targetted by this event covers medical, agricultural and basic life scientists, whether clinical, laboratory or informatics orientated. The outputs sought are: accelerated access to the technology; catalysts for competitive grant funding and more effective partnerships with industry, generating new knowledge and nee applications.

The catalyst for this conference is the University’s investment in a state-of-the-art platform for whole genome sequencing (human and other species).  This game-changing technology came on-line within a re-structured Edinburgh Genomics in the middle of 2015, allowing the integration of basic life sciences, livestock genomics and clinical genomics into one organisation.

This event is free to attend.

Find out more and register at https://genomics.ed.ac.uk/conference2016