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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Invitation to co-badge events with Venturefest Scotland 2016

Venturefest Scotland returns to Glasgow Science Centre on 1 September 2016 to connect ambitious Scottish SMEs with entrepreneurs, academics, innovators and investors.

Building on the success of the inaugural 2015 event we are looking to create a series of national, Venturefest, co-badged events in the months leading up to the big day.

We are now looking for event hosts and invite you to take part.

The purpose of our pre-event programme is to:

  • Promote and raise the profile of Venturefest Scotland 2016

  • Link to Venturefest Scotland’s core themes of promoting innovation across the SME ecosystem through

  • sustainable growth and internationalisation

  • Highlight Scotland’s distinctive science and innovation offer

  • Foster new partnerships including new, multi-disciplinary collaborations

  • Link thematically to Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016

In addition to new, standalone events we recognise that you may be organising existing events that meet some or all of the above criteria. If so, would you be interested in co-badging your existing event with Venturefest Scotland branding?

Deadline: Thursday 31 March 2016

What's in it for me?

Venturefest Scotland is supported by a fully integrated communications campaign including social media, e-marketing, a mobile app, a dedicated event website and PR. By coming on board as an event host, you gain access to this highly active, national campaign, widening your audience reach and improving your visibility.

Dedicated support

All our official event hosts are supported with a full suite of Venturefest Scotland assets – logos, pop-up banners,flyers, proud-to-support email footers etc - available for you to use at any time and at no cost.

Here’s what some of our former event hosts have said:

Dr Diane Harbison MBA, Managing Director, BioCity 
“We were very keen to be involved in Venturefest. It provided BioCity with the opportunity to potentially engage with different groups who might not have been aware of BioCity and what we do…..….. For my perspective it was enormously valuable to raise the profile of BioCity’s company creation activities which people are not normally aware of, to raise awareness of the BioCity group activities and to find out a bit more about what the other groups involved in entrepreneurship are doing in Scotland. I found it very useful and we would be keen to be involved again next year.”

Jacqueline Coffield, MVLS Research & Business Development, University of Glasgow

“Being associated with Venturefest has been a thoroughly positive experience. The team behind the day were so helpful and positive and really pulled off a fantastic day. We hope that this will become at least an annual event and we wouldn’t hesitate to be a supporter in the future.” 


Please contact Dr Susie Mitchell at Glasgow City of Science by Thursday 31 March on 0141 420 5010 (extension 383) or susie.mitchell@glasgowsciencecentre.org