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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Advanced Sensing for Biosciences & Healthcare

Much of the recent revolution in Bioscience and Clinical research has come through our ability to study the behaviour of biological systems at the molecular, cellular and physiological scales. Applying these insights to major challenges and market opportunities depend on further advances to ensure that studies continue to increase their sensitivity, selectivity and ease of use.

KTN is hosting a workshop on Advanced Sensing for Biosciences (16 March, London) to review emerging sensors / sensor systems with bioscience applications, with a particular focus on those technologies that could accelerate product development and market entry.

Call for presentations

We are principally looking for new, foundation technologies which could address:

  • Analysis of bio-analytes (metabolites, DNA, RNA epigenetic markers etc. ) from single cells
  • Imaging of cells and tissues
  • Non-destructive biomarkers of cellular composition and physiological changes 
  • Minimally invasive diagnostic systems 
  • Assay systems for molecular interactions e.g. Protein-Protein binding 
  • Replacements for cytology assays 
  • Remote sensors for cell viability or differentiation 
  • Sensors of neural function, from the cellular to the brain 
  • Mutation detection at population scale

Further information

Register your interest here

A full programme will follow soon.