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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Materials for demanding environments : cross-sector opportunity

Innovate UK is to invest up to £2 million in technical feasibility studies to explore improving the performance of materials in demanding, extreme and/or aggressive environments.
This competition aims to demonstrate radical or novel improvements in the performance of materials in demanding environments. We are seeking proposals that support early stage projects that demonstrate emerging technologies in advanced materials.
Projects must be led by a business and be collaborative, involving a partner with a future route to market.
Small businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.
We expect projects to last 6 to 12 months and range in size from total costs of £100,000 to £150,000, although we may consider projects outside this range.
This competition opens on 12 October 2015 and the deadline for applications is at noon on 25 November 2015. There will be a briefing day for potential applicants, including a consortium-building workshop, in London on 21 October 2015. Additional briefing events and consortium-building workshops will take place in Belfast on 24 September 2015Edinburgh on 28 September 2015,Cardiff on 6 October 2015 and Manchester on 9 October 2015.