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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Creative England has announced the extension of its Interactive Healthcare Programme

Creative England has announced the extension of its Interactive Healthcare Programme, pledging £750k for digital companies outside of London to develop innovative healthcare technology and solutions. 

The first of the programmes to open as part of this initiative is a £250,000 fund that will offer investments of £25,000 to £50,000 to companies based anywhere in the English regions outside of Greater London.

Financed by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund and in partnership with the Greater Manchester Academic Health Science Network (GM AHSN), the fund will support the development of web, mobile and tablet applications that focus on some of the key healthcare priorities identified by GM AHSN. 

Successful projects will focus on the interaction and sharing of information between patients and carers, new ideas for patients or clinicians in the domains of cardiovascular disease, or the safe use of medications. 

Examples of successful projects that may secure funding include: apps that develop a new communication channel between doctor and patient; new methods for data analysis; apps that support innovation in healthier living; or apps that promote patient understanding so they can take ownership of their own care.

Find out more here