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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Funding to catalyse a revolution in how we prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer

Grand Challenge awards are the most ambitious cancer research grants in the world. They’re intended to catalyse a revolution in how we prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer by bringing together the brightest minds around the globe, providing the freedom to undertake innovative, game-changing research.

Cancer Research UK are looking for applications from interdisciplinary teams with novel, exciting ways of solving one of seven Grand Challenges, which together encompass some of the most important unanswered questions in cancer research. If you can convince them you’re on to something extraordinary, they’ll give your team up to £20m to prove it.

Cancer Research UK is seeking scientific adventurers who are willing to take risks in exchange for the ultimate reward - making cancer a disease that no longer inspires fear.

The challenges are:

  • Develop vaccines to prevent non-viral cancers
  • Eradicate EBV-induced cancers from the world
  • Discover how unusual patterns of mutation are induced by different cancer-causing events
  • Distinguish between lethal cancers that need treating, and non-lethal cancers that don’t
  • Find a way of mapping tumours at the molecular and cellular level
  • Develop innovative approaches to target the cancer super-controller MYC
  • Deliver biologically active macromolecules to any and all cells in the body

Expressions of interest must be received by 12 February 2016.

Find out more at https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/funding-for-researchers/how-we-deliver-research/grand-challenge-award?wssl=1