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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Improving Health with Environmental Data: Funding Call

Improving Health with Environmental Data call - Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date: 12 July 2016

NERC, the Medical Research Council (MRC) and the Scottish Government Chief Scientist Office (CSO) are investing up to £600,000 in projects to identify and fill knowledge gaps around the potential of environmental data to improve health outcomes in the UK. This call will focus specifically on using environmental data on air pollution and/or environmental hazards alongside health and biomedical data.

A brokerage event in Edinburgh to identify projects for this call is planned for 10 May 2016. Prospective participants will be invited to apply to attend this event. Participants will then be invited to submit full proposals for studies following the event.

  • Applicants must attend the brokerage event to be held in May in Edinburgh in order to be eligible to submit proposals.
  • It is expected that most, if not all, applications will be for exploratory or feasibility studies.
  • Projects are expected to be short-term (up to 12 months).
  • The funders expect to make approximately 10 awards of approximately £60,000 each (80% FEC).
  • Up to £100,000 of the funding is reserved for projects led by principal investigators (PIs) based at Scottish Higher Education Institutes.

Brokerage event attendees will be invited to submit full proposals which must be submitted via Je-S by 12 July 2016.

For further details please see the Announcement of Opportunity.

Announcement of Opportunity (PDF, 503KB)