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 how understanding of soft matter systems can be applied to health, energy and environment, advanced materials, and foods

The Turing Gateway to Mathematics is holding an event on 7-9 September in Cambridge to celebrate the important work of Sir Sam Edwards, and to highlight recent developments in theoretical physics and mathematical frameworks for the modelling and simulation of soft matter systems. There will be a particular emphasis on how these models can inform industrial processes, materials and design.

Scientific topics will include both traditional and novel polymeric materials; powders and jammed materials; and interfacial soft matter such as emulsions and colloidal gels. Current and potential applications areas for these systems include health, energy and environment, consumer goods, advanced materials, and foods. This event will serve both business and academia via industrial showcasing of technology challenges and the chance for leading researchers to interact with industry.

Soft matter is defined loosely as matter that can display properties intermediate between liquid and solid behaviour, depending on timescales, temperature and flow conditions. It encompasses a broad range of materials, from powders and colloidal suspensions to flexible long-chain polymers and solutions of amphiphilic, or soap-like, molecules. All these are not only ubiquitous in Industry but also arise in many biological contexts.

Find out more and register here.