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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Hello Tomorrow

The 2016 Hello Tomorrow Challenge was launched this week offering a €100K top prize in equity free funding for a global competition for early-stage startups and projects. It is also offering category prizes of €15K in 10 separate ‘tracks’, including in Aeronautics, Air Quality, Data and Transportation & Mobility.

Hello Tomorrow is a non-profit headquartered in Paris aiming to accelerate science and tech innovation by empowering startups with cash prizes and connections with investors and industrials.

The compeition was set up in 2011 by Xavier Duportet (the founder of Eligo Bioscience) and Arnaud de la Tour (a business consultant).

Supporting 'diamonds in the rough'

For the last three years, Hello Tomorrow has been looking for ‘diamonds in the rough’, meaning science innovators taking technologies out of the lab to transform them into impactful products.

It’s also possible to nominate such a startup, so in addition to requesting applications, Hello Tomorrow is also requesting recommendations. If you know someone like this, that also offers a chance to win a free ticket to the Hello Tomorrow Summit

Hello Tomorrow is supported by the French public and private sectors, but remains an independent body governed by entrepreneurs.

To date, it has 60 early-stage graduates have raised more than $90 million and 57 of them are still operational.

Visibility On A Global Scale

In addition to the cash rewards, the competition offers to maximize exposure of the winning startups, through international media coverage and through being part of its ranking of early-stage SciTech startups in each continent.

Founders of the top 100 startups also get 2 tickets to an invite-only Summit in Paris along with 2,000 peers, investors, executives and journalists.

Deadline 17 June

The application deadline is 17 June. A grand finale will be held in Paris on 14 and 15 October, at a Hello Tomorrow Summit.