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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Medical Technologies mission to New Zealand

The British High Commission in New Zealand is pleased to announce that it will host a UK-to-NZ mission on Medical Technologies in June 2016.

The mission will coincide with NZ’s Medical Technologies and Healthcare Congress and associated events, scheduled to take place in Auckland, June 20 to 25, 2016.

A UK Medical Technologies mission will pursue collaborative research with NZ’s active instruments development programme, as well as with the emerging potential for regenerative medicine. Medical technologies are moving apace and there is considerable crossover in New Zealand between animal healthcare technologies and human healthcare. This provides a useful source of R&D collaboration for UK interests and a pathway to commercialisation as new instruments and technologies are developed.  A UK mission will pursue commercially orientated R&D collaborations in this fast-moving field. This builds on earlier missions which have noted the potential for joint R&D with New Zealand.

Some funding (up to £1500) will be available to R&D participants who seek to pursue a commercially-orientated collaboration with NZ (on a first-come basis for those who qualify).

Please respond to the questions below and e-mail Steve.Thompson@fco.gov.uk if you would be interested to join the mission.

Questions for UK applicants:

1. Name and position of applicant:  

2. Applicant’s organisation name and address: 

3. Nature of your organisation's business and R&D interest:  

4. Organisations you would like to meet in New Zealand:

5. Types of R&D collaboration you wish to pursue in NZ, and potential contacts

6. Any other comments.