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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Future of British Manufacturing Initiative

What is the initiative?

It’s a hands on approach to generate sustainable, profitable growth for British design & manufacturing SMB’s through increased productivity and greater innovation. We aim to accelerate the pace at which British designers & manufacturers step into the Future of Making Things.

How Ready are you?

Before you do anything, invest 20 mins & complete the Readiness Assessment. It will determine your current level of design & manufacturing agility and suggest options to improve your readiness in the five areas critical to competitive advantage.

Take the FoMT Readiness Assessment

Attend an FoMT event

Come and experience some practical ways to boost your readiness right now, at a Future of Making Things event near you. Understanding the trends that are shaping the industry, learn how other companies are responding to them & network with other company leaders and key industry organisations who share our passion for British design & manufacturing.

Register for an Event

Sign up to the FoMT Fast Track

Industry experts guide you through practical strategies to get your business on the path to the Future of Making Things. A student expert will be offered to you to drive the implementation of the strategy most relevant to you.

Register for a Fast Track

Attend the National FoMT Event

Visit the Future of Making Things Gallery at the Annual Leaders conference, experience real world examples of British companies on their journey to the Future of Making Things, hear from industry speakers and get the insights first hand from the readiness assessment about how ready Britain is for the Future of Making Things.

Find out more here