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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Fellowships and grants for pure research in science & engineering and applied research in industry & industrial design

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 awards some 25 postgraduate Fellowships and Scholarships a year, for advanced study and research in science, engineering, the built environment and design.  It also makes a small number of Special Awards to support projects consistent with its overall aims. Many of these are focused on raising the awareness of the young to the opportunities presented by science and engineering.

The total annual disbursement is some £2m a year, funded from the Commission’s investment portfolio.


Research Fellowships in 2014 (Bioscience and Health) included:

  • Defining the contribution of stromal cells in colorectal cancer - Dr Robert Fordham, Beatson Institute, Cancer Research

  • Virulence in a natural host-parasite system: an experimental approach - Dr Helen Leggett, University of Cambridge, Veterinary Medicine

  • Foundations of biomedical micro robots - Dr Thomas Montenegro-Johnson, University of Cambridge, DAMTP


Industrial Fellowships in 2014 (Bioscience and Health) included:

  • A new tool for synthetic biology: application to industrial manufacturing - Stephen McColm, Ingenza and the University of Edinburgh

  • 3D realtime imaging for ultrasound enhanced drug delivery - Shuning “Steve” Bian, Lein Applied Diagnostics and the University of Oxford, IBME CDT Healthcare Innovation

  • Engineering drug-eluting embolisation systems and mechanistic insights into enhanced local delivery - Alice Hagan, Biocompatibles UK Ltd and the University of Brighton

  • Improving reliability of radiography through image processing - Misty Haith, BP and Imperial College London, UK Research Centre in NDE


You can find out more at http://www.royalcommission1851.org