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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Discuva: Leading The Global Medical Search For New Lifesaving Antibiotics

A pharmaceutical company supported by Innovate UK is leading the world in the search for vital new antibiotics to treat resistant bacteria.

Cambridge-based Discuva was able to speed up its efforts to discover new antibiotics using its ground-breaking technology after winning £1.6 million from Innovate UK’s Biomedical Catalyst fund in 2012.

Discuva uses high-throughput microbial genetics, semi-conductor-based DNA sequencing technology and advanced computer search algorithms to identify the best chemical compounds to treat multi-drug-resistant bacteria.

Founder David Williams: "The Biomedical Catalyst has filled a funding gap in early-stage UK research. It has not only supplied money, it has allowed companies to keep control of their technology and quickly move it in the right direction. It’s allowed them to innovate."

Read the full story: https://www.gov.uk/government/case-st...

Find the latest Innovate UK funding competitions and apply online: https://interact.innovateuk.org/