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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Digital Health: Highlights of 2015

In two weeks digital and technology leads from across government will come together at Sprint 16, assessing progress over the last year and setting future priorities. In the run-up, I’ve been thinking about our own progress at the Department of Health.  Here’s some highlights for me against our top objectives, along with some thoughts on what next.

Health services that meet the needs of their users, saving time and money and leading to a more sustainable health and care system.

This was an area where we played a bigger role last year, following the commitment in “Personalised Health and Care 2020” to set up a “digital support service” to promote the transformation of national health and care services.

The challenge was where our small team should start.  We analysed the current situation - for example, thousands of websites - around 3000 - on the NHS.UK domain, low take up of many online services, and in some case no services at all (e.g. universally registering with a GP).  Many services seemed to reflect our complicated structures, rather than the needs of patients and front-line staff.  We set as our first priority some projects that could showcase the power of a more user focused service design approach.

Excerpt from digital health blog by Adam Bye Deputy Director at the UK Department of Health

Read the full blog here