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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Internet of Things £10M Cities Demonstrator - London Briefing

IoT Cities demonstrator

The Internet of Things (IoT), where everyday objects are connected to networks enabling their data to be shared, is a major area of growth for the global economy. These technologies underpin ‘smart’ services that have a transformative effect on society, particularly in the urban environment, allowing cities better to meet the needs of citizens.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, and Innovate UK are to invest up to £10 million in a single collaborative R&D project to encourage in-field innovation trials that demonstrate the capability of the Internet of Things (IoT) in a city-region. This is part of a wider £40m Government investment announced in March 2015. The ambition for this demonstrator is to show how a large scale deployment of IoT can offer compelling benefits to citizens’ lives through environmental improvements, economic opportunities, and the more efficient and effective delivery of services such as transport, healthcare and energy.

Projects must be Local Authority (LA) or Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP, or equivalent organisation outside of England)-led with the involvement of at least one of each. We expect strong collaboration with businesses.

At this half-day briefing event Innovate UK will explain in detail the scope and conditions of the competition. There will be discussion of example services. Participants will have an opportunity to network and hear how the Knowledge Transfer Network may assist in consortium formation. Materials from these events will subsequently be available online.

Applicants invited to interview will be given the opportunity to provide a written response to assessor feedback ahead of the panel interview. The interview panel will comprise industry and academic experts from the IoT, Smart Cities, Transport, Energy and Healthcare fields.

Places are limited and early registration is advised.

Register Here

For further information on the funding competition click here.