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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The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership: achievements so far

There are a large number of areas that affect the competitiveness of the UK’s medicines manufacturing sector. These include; developments in technology; the business and regulatory environments; and the skills required for the future medicines manufacturing workforce.

The Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership (MMIP) works across all of these areas in specific workstreams which have already achieved a number of successes in supporting the medicines manufacturing sector in the UK. This article will explore some of those successes.

Working with the MMIP, the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has developed a web portal that provides a simple and accessible platform outlining the UK’s strengths and capabilities in medicines manufacturing. This aims to increase understanding around the current industry base, academic research and support for medicines manufacturing in the UK. The hope is that it will be used to promote the UK’s capabilities to the existing UK community and internationally.

Read the full BIA blog post here