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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Connecting Companies Digital partnerships in healthcare and life sciences

Industry briefing about the healthcare and life sciences industry should be read in conjunction with Connecting Companies: Strategic partnerships for the digital age, a report from The Economist Intelligence Unit, commissioned by Telstra. The report is designed to guide senior executives through the global trend for digital partnerships between organisations.

This briefing draws on two main sources for its research and findings:

In June 2015 The Economist Intelligence Unit conducted a global survey of 1,045 senior business leaders, one-half (51%) of whom are C-level executives or board members. A total of 20 industries are represented in the survey with 117 respondents coming from the healthcare and life sciences industry. Please refer to the report for a full demographic breakdown of the sample.

Find out more and download the briefing here