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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Fund for Digital Healthcare Innovation in the South West now open

The South West Academic Health Science Network in conjunction with Creative England, West of England Academic Health Science Network and SETsquared are pleased to announce the South West Interactive Healthcare Programme, pledging £500,000 for creative and digital companies to develop innovative healthcare technology and solutions.

Financed by Creative England’s Regional Growth Fund, the investment fund aims to improve cross-sector collaboration and innovation and open up practical opportunities for creative businesses to work with NHS organisations.

The fund will support the development of digital health solutions that focus on some of the key South West regional healthcare priorities.

Key information:
• £500,000 is available via investments of between £25,000 to £50,000, with potential to receive up to £200,000.
• Investment funding is available to small or medium sized enterprises
• Companies must be based in England, outside of Greater London
• The fund opens on 27 June and will close on 30 September 2016
• Funding will support the development and market traction of innovative digital technology that will improve patient care and health service provision
• The innovative digital technology must be of benefit to patients within the South West region

Find out more here