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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Meeting of Minds

Neighbourhoods of the Future

The European Commission in partnership with Innovate UK and NatWest invite you to join a “Meeting of Minds”, at NatWest HQ London May 11th and/or 12th May, where we will take a fresh look at innovating smarter new build and retro-fit home environments, with a view to empowering an ageing population to live more meaningful, independent, connected lives with dignity and autonomy. Participants will also inform development of an emerging European social movement which aims to boost knowledge & investment in a new demand-led vision for digital innovation – fostering creative, active lifestyles and social engagement in later life.

·         Share your views on the most exciting developments in ‘agile ageing™’, smarter homes, new financing models and urban retrofitting with decision makers, leading experts, entrepreneurs, financers and businesses

·         Contribute to the emerging evidence base of agile ageing, to define positive ideas of ageing in more measurable terms that will help leverage private and public sector investment

·         Be in the driving seat to develop a European Reference Framework, identifying market potential and investment opportunities to realize growth and impact in Europe’s health/care, ICT and smart home/construction sectors

·         Join forces in a collective effort to identify and capitalize on new routes to market and clear business models that work and scale

Space for this event is strictly limited. Thanks to our hosts NatWest/RBS Banks there is no charge, so please register your interest by emailing   anne-marie@creativeskillsforlife.com

Details of the programme agenda will be shared following registration.

Find out more here