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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AcademiaPharma: Development Partnerships Summit

AcademiaPharma and The Knowledge Transfer Network are partnering to give advice on how best to obtain funding for your research projects.
22-23 February 2017
Wellcome Genome Conference Centre


AcademiaPharma: Development Partnerships creates a unique environment for leading industry professionals to share novel case studies, develop future strategies and most importantly create mutual partnerships to support drug development.

The event brings together an international community of experts from academia, biopharma, healthcare and research institutions and councils all in order to share best practice in collaborative research and development.

Ian Tracey, Head of Access to Funding & Finance at The Knowledge Transfer Network, will be running a 2.5-hour panel which will be concluded by a Q&A session.

Ian is the Head of Access to Funding & Finance at the KTN.  He is responsible for growing and developing the KTN’s strategies for assisting innovative companies through the application and raising of finance be-it lending, grants, or equity based.  A key project that his team delivers is the Venturefest Network, as well our national network of Entrepreneur Forums.

This session will include the below topics of discussion:

  • how companies can take their ideas to market,
  • an overview of the current Innovate UK funding landscape,
  • case studies of funding success stories.

Featuring: Mike Jeremy from Northland Capital Partners Limited; with more to be announced.

Get the best advice and tips on how to receive funding from a panel of experts.

We look forward to meeting you. Best Regards AcademiaPharma Team.

Register now to take advantage of the Early Bird offers!

Click here to register for this event.

Click here to download the event flyer.