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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Innovate UK - Introduce their sectors - health & life sciences

Agritech and Health sectors under one umbrella

Here’s an obvious synergy in the work companies do to develop new, innovative ways of using bioscience and the way those new approaches are then used across the agriculture, food and health industries, so we’ve brought them under the same support umbrella – our Health and Life Sciences sector team.

Innovate UK are also aligning the strategies of the 4 agritech centres and 3 catapults – Cell and Gene Therapy, Precision Medicine and Medicines Discovery Catapults - in the sector and working to get a better understanding of the types of companies clustered around them. By continuing our close relationship with these partners, we can better tailor our future support programmes, helping those businesses to develop and scale up more successfully.

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