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

« go back

Downstream Processing: From Cell to Column, Integrated Solutions for Rapid Bioprocessing of Biologics

Downstream Processing: From Cell to Column, Integrated Solutions for Rapid Bioprocessing of Biologics 

When: November 2016, dates to be confirmed

Where: Biochemical Engineering, University College London

This course focuses on the biological product recovery stage and, through a series of lectures, case studies and pilot plant practical sessions, will enable you to:

·       Understand the principles of all the major recovery operations: Centrifugation, Membrane Systems, Filtration, Cell Disruption, Precipitation, Flocculation

·       Compare these unit operations for suitability within the process and study them in our unique pilot plant

·        Determine the most appropriate equipment for separations and specify the right operating conditions

·       Learn to use Ultra Scale Down tool for prediction of large scale separation performance

Understand the interaction among fermentation, recovery and purification and learn the integrated solutions for bioprocess development.

Who should attend

This course is designed for scientists and engineers involved in design, development and operation of primary recovery steps as well as associated steps in upstream and purification processes, including bioprocess developers, R&D scientists, manufacturing technologists, manufacturing operational managers.

Find out more here