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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Innovation, health and economic growth: reporting on impact

The national AHSN Network of fifteen AHSNs has published its first report.

Spreading Innovation, Improving Health, Promoting Economic Growth” sets out a series of case studies from across the AHSN network. It provides a snapshot of the organisations’ work to connect the NHS, academics and industry to spread innovation, improve health and generate economic growth.
Highlights include:
·         Small Business Research Initiative for Healthcare (SBRI Healthcare), a £20m initiative led by all the AHSNs. Targeted at SMEs and early-stage businesses, it runs competitions that offer a fast track to funding for product development matched to needs specified by the NHS. Our work with PolyPhotonix is just one example included, all of which combine to offer the potential for £billion value for money improvements for the NHS in England.
·         Establishing and supporting networks and partnerships across sectors in order to develop, identify and adopt innovation.
·         Work to address major health challenges and transform patient care pathways by connecting clinicians, frontline staff, academics and innovators to share practice worth spreading and catalyse improvement.