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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Genesis 2014 & Genesis 2014 Fringe Events: Update

Genesis 2014

9 December QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, London

Now in its 14th year, the hugely popular Genesis conference is constantly evolving to provide an efficient and dynamic conference for delegates, speakers and exhibitors. 

The attending policymakers and trade agencies want to hear what you, the sector experts really want to see from them.

This year’s key theme will be to explore theTechnology, Business and Financing Strategies Enabling Patient and Investor Returns.

Our Plenary Speakers:

Eddie Blair, Integrated Medicines Ltd (Chair)

Adrian Towse, Office of Health Economics 

Andrew Morris, Institute of Public Health and Informatics, University of Edinburgh and Scottish Government Health Directorate

Mike Ward, Scrip Intelligence and Datamonitor

Rowan Gardner, BioLauncher

Our five Plenary Speakers will open the conference by setting the scene of the policies, business models and technical challenges facing those seeking to develop and commercialise innovative medicines and healthcare technologies. It will include Mike Ward’s ‘state of the sector’ presentation.

The leadership sessions have become a key feature of Genesis and this year will include:

- Imaging in diagnosis, drug development and the management of disease
- Are cell technologies the R&D revolutionaries?
- Is Med Tech regulation moving towards Pharma?
- Meeting the investment challenges for life science companies
- It’s not BIG data it’s DIFFERENT data that is the challenge
- Aligning stakeholder interests in external partnerships 
- 3 x case study deal debates

Register here

Genesis Fringe

There are many additional sessions taking place under the Genesis Fringe which is new for 2014. Largely occurring on the days surrounding Genesis, these events vary in format, entry requirement and location in London, but all relating to the sector and digging into some of the topics raised at the main Genesis event in more detail.



Genesis Welcome Reception

8 December 2014: Residence of the Belgian Ambassador, 36 Belgrave Square, London  SW1X 8QB 

Time: 18.00 - 20.00

This event is only for delegates who have pre-registered for Genesis 2014 on 9 December 2014.

To register please email genesis@onenucleus.com asking for your name to be added to the attendee list.


Investing in IP

8 December 2014: Mathys & Squire, The Shard, London

Time: 10.30 – 13.00

Presenters at this session will hear from experts in intellectual property, company formation and investment on what makes a successful strategy in the protection and commercialisation of such an intangible assets as intellectual property. 

More details will appear soon but in the first instance, please email tony@onenucleus.com to express your interest in attending


Developing Biologics in UK and Australia
8 December 2014: Australia House

Time: 13.30 – 17.30

Click here to for more information.

This event is invite only. For more information on this event please email tony@onenucleus.com


Contract and Licensing Masterclass for CROs
8 December: Charles Russell and UBIFrance


SPARK 2014

NHS England  – SBRI Healthcare Innovation Expo

10 December: QE II Conference Centre, London

SPARK 2014 is a brand new opportunity to see the latest innovations developed to meet NHS needs alongside a national conference that brings together the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), industry partners and NHS leaders and clinicians.

SBRI Showcase, click here for more information.
To register, click here.

European Lead Factory Seminar

10 December: Queen Mary Innovation Centre

The European Lead Factory Seminar is a must-attend event for anyone working on drug targets. Hosted by the IMI-funded European Lead Factory, it will be considering key issues such as resource-sharing, publication, exclusivity (and control) of results and a lot more.

For more information click here


MedCity Opening Doors Showcase

10 December: Various

As well as the breakfast briefing session, sponsorship of The Source Lounge and Dep. Mayor Kit Malthouse speaking at the Genesis Conference, MedCity have arranged with a number of Centres of Excellence in London to show and tell on the day after Genesis in order for delegates wishing to stay longer to maximise their benefit of being in London. More details will follow on how to secure a space on these select visits, but to enable you to plan your diary, the doors being opened are:  

Cell Theraoy Catapult

UCL Partneriship/innovation Group

Imperial Innovations

Francis Crick Institute

Kings Health Partners

Institute of Cancer Research

For more information please email Phil Jackson at  philjackson@medcitylondon.com


Creating a 21st Century Science Infrastructure: Are we doing enough?

11 December: Hosted by AECOM (17.30 – 20.00hrs)

To coincide with this year’s autumn statement and the publication of the government’s science capital roadmap, AECOM are hosting a networking event in London on the evening of 11th December.

The event theme is “Creating 21st Century Science Infrastructure – are we doing enough?” and will include a chaired open discussion on science investment in the UK and the roadmap itself with leading panellists from the Academic, public sector and industry sectors.

This is an invite only event. For more information and to request an invitation, please contact Briony Lumb briony@brionylumb.com


Asia-Pacific Technology Network: Dealing with Dragons: Living with China’s High-Speed Innovation

11 December: Asia House (18.00 – 20 hrs)

Keynote Speaker : Professor Peter Williamson, Honorary Professor of International Management, Cambridge Judge Business School - co-author of'Dragons at your Door, How Chinese Cost Innovation Is Disrupting Global Competition

Pricing: Open to APTN members and Genesis Delegates

  • Free to Fasken Martineau clients,or APTN annual supporters
  • £45 (Executives)
  • £25 (Asian citizens/institutions, officials, executives from Small Companies)
  • £20 (discount for delegates to the Genesis Conference)
  • £15 (Academics)
  • Free for the Media

To Register your interest- please send your details (name, institutional affiliation, email address, phone number - and whether you qualify for a discount) to biz33@aptn.org