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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Do you have a promising business idea? An RSE Enterprise Fellowship could help you launch a new business

Since being established in 1997, the RSE Enterprise Fellowship scheme has supported more than 180 researchers to develop and launch new businesses, with companies formed across a wide range of fields – from tidal energy generation and safety systems for the oil and gas industry, to insect repellents and communication solutions for sufferers from Alzheimer’s disease.


What is an Enterprise Fellowship?

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) Enterprise Fellowship scheme provides support to researchers and innovators who have promising technology-based business ideas.

Awardees concentrate solely on developing the commercial potential of their proposal, whilst receiving one year’s salary, expert training in entrepreneurship and access to mentorship from business Fellows of the RSE and other successful entrepreneurs in the business community.

Deadline: Monday 27th April 2015


Which sectors are supported by Enterprise Fellowships?

RSE Enterprise Fellowships are available to support business ideas across a wide range of commercial sectors:

  • Aerospace, defence and marine
  • Chemical sciences
  • Construction
  • Creative industries
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and drink
  • Forest and timber technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Manufacturing
  • Textiles
  • Tourism
  • Enabling technologies and convergent areas

The Fellowships are hosted by a university or research institute for the twelve-month period of the award.


How to apply

RSE Enterprise Fellowships are awarded twice per year, with calls for applications issued in spring and autumn. The current Fellowships, funded by Scottish Enterprise, BBSRC and STFC, are now open for applications.  The deadline is Monday 27th April 2015 for Fellowships starting on 1 October.  Find out more at http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/564_EnterpriseInnovationFunding.html