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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Meet Innovate UK - Business Breakfast Event

08:30-10:30am, Wednesday 10th June 2015Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor Hotel, Grosvenor Street, Edinburgh, EH12 5EF

Innovate UK will be visiting Edinburgh on Wednesday 10th June to meet and talk with businesses in Scotland about innovation and to explain how the support that it offers can help you.

Innovate UK (the new name for the Technology Strategy Board), work’s closely with the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands and Islands Enterprise and others to stimulate and support business-led innovation in Scotland. It provides a wide range of support and funding opportunities to help businesses to address and solve their specific innovation needs and challenges and to enter new markets.

This breakfast event is open to all businesses, large and small and is free to attend. It will provide a brief overview of Innovate UK’s strategy and the support that it offers, including an update from the Knowledge Transfer Network’s CEO Chris Warkup, who will explain how our network (part of the Innovate UK family) can connect people, to speed up innovation, solve problems and find markets for new ideas. There will be the chance to ask questions and to meet and talk in person with the leaders of Innovate UK’s technology areas and with Chris.

A light breakfast will be available from 8.00 am onwards and the event itself will start at 8.30 am sharp.

The main sectors and technology areas Innovate UK support include Agriculture and Food, Digital Economy, Enabling Technologies, Energy, Health+care, High Value Manufacturing, Creative Industries, Space, Sustainability, Transport plus new and emerging technologies, and this event will be of real interest to any business operating in or working with any of these. 

We would be delighted if you can join us at this forthcoming and free breakfast event.  If you would like to attend, please register here to reserve your place - where you will also find further details of the event including further programme and venue information.

And if you have any questions about this event please contact Sarah Walker at sarah.walker@innovateuk.gov.uk

Innovate UK and KTN look forward to seeing you there.