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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From bench to bedside

The BSMB satellite meeting

‘Advances in Tendon Research: From Bench to Bedside’, sponsored by the Company of Biologists, will be held in London on Monday 7th
and Tuesday 8th September 2015. The main meeting organiser is Dr Hazel Screen, assisted by Dylan Morrisey, Helen Birch, Peter Clegg, Graham Riley and Chavaunne Thorpe.

This meeting will bring together leading scientists and clinicians from across the tendon and allied musculoskeletal research fields, providing a forum for clinicians, engineers, modellers, industry and biomedical scientists to interact. This will support multidisciplinary science, provide networking opportunities, and actively bridge inter-disciplinary gaps. Bridging workshops will be run towards the start of the conference, to help individuals from different fields develop a basic understanding of the techniques and concepts used in other fields, and subsequent conference sessions will cover cross cutting themes. This meeting will also allow attendees to explore the most effective ways to work with industry, benefitting both academia and industry and supporting translational science. There will be a strong industrial presence at the conference, and workshop on the first day of the conference discussing how best to interact with industry, followed by an industry focused networking session, providing ring-fenced time for conference delegates to meet with the industrial conference attendees and find out about both resources available to support their research and collaboration opportunities.

An exciting programme of internationally renowned speakers has been confirmed, including Prof Helen Birch, Prof Michael Kjaer, Prof Jeff Weiss and Prof Jess Snedeker.  There are also many slots available for short talks and posters that will be selected from submitted abstracts. Please click here for the preliminary programme.

The conference will take place at Queen Mary University of London, and the conference dinner will be held on site in the Octagon, a former Victorian library. Accommodation will also be available on campus. Presenter Bursaries will be available and application for these commences in June 2015.

Find out more and register here