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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Developing Strategic Partnerships Course

Developing Strategic Partnerships Course: 17-19 May, Peterborough

If you are just moving into business development management or looking to expand your role from working case-by-case to a more strategic model, this course will help you. It is ideal for those working in higher education and public sector research organisations with responsibility for brokering/managing strategic relationships between organisations to develop commercial opportunities and research interactions.
This course will enable delegates to be more effective in their business development management role and understand how to develop broad and long term relationships – for collaborative research, KT, graduate employment and other interactions. 
Trainers on this course use innovative, interactive techniques to immerse delegates in a valuable and enjoyable learning experience. On completing the course, delegates will be able to:
  • Understand the different forms of strategic alliance
  • Map the types of partnership most likely to suit their own organisation and the most appropriate governance/management arrangements
  • Convert existing relationships into more strategic alliances
  • Develop an internal business case to win senior management support
  • Understand the risks and identify the main issues that can derail a developing partnership
  • Understand what feeds a strategic alliance to make it sustainable
  • Instigate appropriate activities to support or lead the development of a strategic partnership.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to hear from (and speak directly with) academic, industrial and business development practitioners from some exemplary alliances. Networking time is included.
To book your place on the next course, please visit www.praxisunico.org.uk or email info@praxisunico.org.uk.
PraxisUnico develops the skills of knowledge exchange and commercialisation professionals with our world-leading training. PraxisUnico has been working to develop, promote and connect best practice in KEC for over 10 years. Today, our international business takes skills and best practice to more than 40 countries around the world. We work with world-class individuals and organisations, bringing together the best people in KEC to enable knowledge sharing globally.