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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Horizon 2020 Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing – EU funding, research & collaboration opportunities for 2016/17

WHEN? 9am – 4pm, 27 October 2015 


We would like to invite you to an event hosted by the Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs), the Knowledge Transfer Network, the Medical Research Council and the NHS European Office, which is aimed at increasing and encouraging collaboration nationally and internationally on health research and innovation. The intention is to bring SMEs and NHS organisations together with the academic community.

We will be promoting funding opportunities available for health, demographic change and wellbeing under Horizon 2020, the EU’s overarching research and innovation funding programme. Participants will be given useful pointers and tips on achieving success in the highly competitive Horizon 2020 environment and will gain an idea of topics to be funded in the 2016-2017 period. They will also receivesignposting to organisations that can support ideas and collaborations.  

The morning plenary will be video recorded and available online shortly after the event.

The afternoon sessions will be interactive and participatory, with delegates encouraged to give short introductions on the research and innovation work currently conducted by their organisation with the aim of facilitating partnerships and discussion. There will be parallel afternoon sessions on:

  • Support for public procurement of innovation
  • Managing ethical, legal and administrative requirements in EU grants
  • Funding available for small and medium sized businesses (the SME Instrument)
  • Understanding health wellbeing and disease
  • Treating and managing diseases
  • Active Ageing and Self-Management of Health

Please register below -  places are free but, depending on demand, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend the event. We are hoping to ensure a balanced and proportionate mix from all target groups and organisations. Your place will be confirmed by the conference organisers by return email –please bring that confirmation with you for the event. 

At 18:30 on 26 OCTOBER 2015 the KTN will also host a welcome reception at Horizon for all participants who would like to attend.

Places are free but, depending on demand, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend the event.

Register here