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 want to sell to the NHS?

The North West Coast Academic Health Science Network (NWC AHSN) is hosting a 'Procurement of Innovation' event on Friday 7 November 2014 to help businesses to understand and navigate the changing landscape of NHS Procurement. 

Heron’s Reach, De Vere Hotel, Blackpool FY3 8LL 

Friday 7th November 2014 

0900 – 1500 

Keynote speakers include: 

  • John Warrington, Deputy Director of Procurement, Department of Health 
  • Simon Walsh, Chairman of the Health Care Supply Association and Head of 

Procurement and E-Commerce at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS 

Foundation Trust 

A number of companies will explain how they have secured the NHS as a customer and provide practical advice for delegates seeking to do the same. The exhibition will include representatives from NHS Supply Chain and NHS procurement teams along with business support companies and industry.

If you would like to attend the event, either as a delegate or as an exhibitor, please go to www.eventbrite.co.uk north-west-procurement-event.

For any enquiries, please email bryan.griffiths@nwcahsn.nhs.uk