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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Learn about funding for a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre - Webinar on 9th December

BBSRC and Innovate UK have recently established the second phase of the UK Biofilms Programme. This will be an approximate £12.5M investment to establish a Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC). The Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory has also offered support via an in-kind contribution of up to £1M worth of access, over five years to their High Performance Computing facilities within the Hartree Centre.

Biofilms create major challenges and opportunities for businesses operating across a myriad of industries, but understanding and manipulating them remains very challenging. In the past decade there have been significant advances in underpinning bioscience research that can now be built upon, harnessed and applied to the multidisciplinary opportunities and challenges of biofilms. 

A launch event for this programme and workshop was held on 11 November 2016. However, KTN is hosting a follow-up webinar to provide another opportunity to learn more about the competition, to discover the support available as you prepare your applications, and to submit your questions to the funders. The presenters include Baljinder Bains (BBSRC) and Richard Hebdon (Innovate UK).

What: Webinar on Biofilms Innovation Knowledge Centre (IKC) Competition

When: Friday 9th December 2016, 12:30 - 13:30

Where: Webinar

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/webinar-biofilms-ikc-competition-tickets-29695779877