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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Connected Healthcare: From Concept to Cash!

Calling all creative and digital specialists, tech entrepreneurs and healthcare businesses with an interest in digital healthcare

Come and make connections and access advice and support at our free Yorkshire and Humber digital healthcare event. Hear from digital health and technology investor speakers, see digital health project pitches and explore funding and business support opportunities at our exhibition.

Friday 10 June 2016, 11.30am-2.30pm at the Digital Media Centre, Barnsley

'From Concept to Cash!' is the fourth in the Connected Healthcare programme of events to promote digital health innovation, supported by the Yorkshire & Humber Academic Health Science Network, Tech North and Enterprising Barnsley.

We would like to introduce digital health project teams emerging from our Digital Health Design Challenge and other digital and health businesses and entrepreneurs in the region to a range of available funding opportunities and support.

An exhibition with stands to 'meet the funder' or 'find out about business support' will offer 1:1 slots with expert advisors, bookable on the day.



11:30am Registration, plus start of access to finance and business support exhibition
12 noon Key speakers on business support, funding and investment opportunities in digital health
12.45-1.30pm   Lunch, exhibition stands and networking
1.30-2pm Digital health project pitches – businesses looking for funding and collaboration
2-2.30pm Exhibition stands and networking



Ash Patel | Investment Manager, Mercia Technologies

Investing in digital health products and services 

James Bedford | Head of Investment Strategy,

Tech North

Promoting technology investment opportunities in the North
Ian Sharp | CEO, Digital Health Enterprise Zone A digital health community to promote collaboration, innovation and commercialisation

Dr Savvas Neophytou | Managing Director,

Deepbridge Life Sciences 

Experiences of a digital health entrepreneur and investor
Emma Cheshire | CEO, Dotforge Supporting digital health innovation through the Dotforge Health + Data accelerator

Philippa Hedley-Takhar | Head of Investment and Partnerships,Yorkshire & Humber AHSN and

Rachel Fletcher | Managing Director, FCS Associates

Funding and investment - where to look and how to write a successful application


mHabitat, Leeds

‘Human middleware’ support for digital health innovation

Innovate UK KTN Funding opportunities for digital health product and service development
Devices for Dignity Concept validation, regulatory services, grant application support, clinical evidence planning
Yorkshire & Humber AHSN Stimulating digital health innovation through the Digital Health & Wellbeing Ecosystem. Funding and support.
Centre for Assistive Technology and Connected Healthcare, University of Sheffield Research, development and evaluation of digital health technologies to enable people to live well and age well
RTC North and Enterprise Europe Network Helps clients innovate, commercialise new ideas and technology and enter new markets
FCS Associates Bid and tender writing and business coaching
Enterprising Barnsley

Start-up Launch Pad

Gibson Booth

Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors - specific expertise in Research & Development tax credits, company structuring and tax planning.

Also planned: Start-up loans, Raising finance, Intellectual property




The top three projects from the Design Challenge will feature and there are a few slots available to have a 3 minute pitch opportunity to promote your digital health project – for funding, new contacts or collaborations.

Please contact ceri@connectcreate.co.uk if you’d like to apply.

Find out more and register here