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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BT Infinity Launches Connected Cities SME Award for Tech Entrepreneurs (UK)

The Connected Cities: BT Infinity SME Award is a contest designed to find those businesses that are developing digital products or services that can shape and enhance future cities in the UK.

The programme seeks to identify small firms that will make a difference to the way cities connect, through imaginative digital products or services. Prizes will be awarded to support these companies in turning their ideas into reality.

The prizes on offer through the scheme break down under the follwoing categories:

Smart City

  • £7,500 cash prize
  • Opportunity to work with Milton Keynes to turn ideas into reality

Connected Society

  • £7,500 cash prize
  • Six months’ BT support

Internet of Things

  • £7,500 cash prize
  • Six months’ BT support (Adastral Park)

The overall competition winner will receive an additional £7,500 and six months' membership at TechHub.

Find out more here