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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Community consultation: Help Dial-a-molecule identify what is required for a central facility for rapid reaction analysis

Dial-a-Molecule, an EPSRC Grand Challenge Network, is conducting a community consultationto help shape a proposal and identify what is required for a central facility for rapid reaction analysis.

Rapid reaction analysis has been identified by the Dial-a-Molecule Grand Challenge as an area most in need of a central facility, due to the cost of equipment/instruments, and even more critically, the provision of expertise to provide training in the use and interpretation of data.

Such a facility would give access to state-of-the-art automated synthesis and analysis equipment, advanced data analysis, mining and management software and skilled staff.

The facility would aim to:

  • Provide UK wide access to facilities that are currently unavailable to the majority of chemists thus accelerating discovery and manufacture.
  • Drive the development and adoption of equipment and software for next generation synthesis.
  • Enable research for reaction scoping, robustness, and predictability.
  • Address the current skills gap and improve the employability of graduates.
  • Act as a Hub, liaising with existing centres (e.g. Manufacturing Catapult, CPI, CMAC, CPACT etc)

The proposed Grand Challenge Institute would be available to all UK scientists across all sectors.  To help shape the proposal and identify what is required they are asking for feedback from the community and would appreciate it if you could take a couple of minutes to answer their quick survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJSZNF3