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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Medilink UK Awards – The Winners 2015

Four Yorkshire companies have been honoured at the 2015 Medilink UK Awards.

Former Winter Paralympian and World Cup Skier Sean Rose compered this year’s Medilink UK Awards, which returned to Coventry’s Ricoh Arena for the Med-Tech Innovation Expo on 29 April.

It was another opportunity to celebrate the past year’s cutting edge technologies, outstanding business achievements and international success across the UK's Life Sciences sector.

Sheffield-based Swellaway Limited beat off competition from across the UK to win the NabarroStart-Up Award, presented by Brian Sher.

Leeds-based Brandon Medical was named as runner up in the News-Medical.net Innovation Award category.

Skipton-based Principle Healthcare International was named as runner up in the 24/7 Exhibition Services Export Achievement Award category.

North Duffield-based GBUK Ltd was named as runner up in The BioHub BirminghamOutstanding Achievement Award category.

Other winners from across the UK included:

Medilink UK is one of Great Britain’s largest healthcare technologies representative bodies, with a strong track record in increasing the viability of manufacturers, service providers, designers, OEMs and suppliers of medical technology.

Click here to read the full Yorkshire press release.

Click here to read the national press release.

Click here to view the winners' photos.

Click here to view the evenings highlights.