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 networking breakfast in Belfast on 24th November 2015

Innovate UK networking breakfast in Belfast on 24th November 2015

Innovate UK invites you to come and join us at this free-to-attend networking breakfast event at which we will outline our role and the support and funding available to help your business innovate and grow.

About Innovate UK

Innovate UK supports companies of all types and in almost every sector, from start-ups to major corporations; and our aim is to help and fund those businesses with the best ideas and with real commercial potential. We also bring people together to share ideas, tackle challenges and make new technological advances.  In Northern Ireland we work with business, research and other local partners, and in particular with Invest NI and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment (DETI).

The main priority areas currently supported by Innovate UK include: Agriculture and Food, Creative Industries, Digital Economy, Enabling Technologies, Energy, Healthcare, High Value Manufacturing, Emerging Technologies and Industries, Space, Resource Efficiency, Urban Living and Built Environment and Transport; and if you are working in or connected to any of these we will almost certainly be doing things that will be of interest to you and your business.   

About the event

Led by our new Chief Executive Ruth McKernan, our team will be visiting Belfast on Tuesday 24th November to meet and talk with businesses from across Northern Ireland to explain what we do and the help that we can provide to enable companies to develop new products,  services and technologies and bring these successfully to market.  

This networking breakfast event will provide a brief overview of our future strategy and the support that we offer, followed by the chance for all those businesses attending to ask questions and to meet and talk to the leaders of our various technology priority areas. 

We’ll also have experts on hand to discuss Economic Impact, Smart, KTP, Innovation Vouchers, SBRI and our links with Universities and the wider research base.  


Registration will be open at 08:00 and you will have the opportunity to network with other attendees over coffee and breakfast snacks before the meeting starts at 08:30. A full agenda will be available shortly.   

Venue information

This free-to-attend event will be held at the Hilton Hotel in Belfast and we would be delighted if you could join us.  If you would like to attend, please register here