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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Mexico/UK Newton Fund Collaborative Industrial R&D Partnering Event

Innovate UK and the KTN are pleased to invite you to the Mexico- UK Newton Fund Collaborative Industrial R&D Partnering Event that will take place on the 10th July at the Royal Academy of Engineering in London. 

A delegation from Mexico looking for UK partners for collaborative R&D in the areas of health, energy and agri-tech will attend the meeting.


Please note this is an invitation only event as spaces are very limited - we can only accept person per organisation


If you require any further information please contact gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org


(business only event - academics wanting to participate please contact: gabriela.juarezmartinez@ktn-uk.org )


Register here


The Newton Fund programme provides excellent opportunities for UK businesses to access new emerging markets in areas such as energy security, sustainability of supply; affordable healthcare; sustainable agriculture; urbanisation and city management issues which map closely with UK expertise and capabilities.



Mexico - UK Newton Fund Collaborative IR&D Programme

Innovate UK and the National Council of Science and Technology of Mexico (CONACYT) are to invest up to £6 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate innovation across three sectors that underpin future Mexican socio-economic growth:




This investment from the UK has been made possible through the UK Department of Business, Innovation and Skills-managed NewtonFund: http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/funding/funding-opportunities/


The aim of the competition is to bring together companies (small-to-medium-sized companies and/or larger, well established businesses), research organisations, academics and other collaborators from Mexico and the UK for the joint R&D of innovative products, processes or services that meet critical challenges existing within these three sectors. The principal market a project must consider is Mexico.


Projects must be collaborative, involving both UK and Mexican participants. On the UK side, projects must be business-led, and can involve other non-business partners.


Innovate UK and CONACYT are running parallel application processes under this competition. The UK applicants (that is the UK side of each project collaboration) must apply through Innovate UK; the UK applicant’s Mexican partners must apply through CONACYT.


For UK participants, small or micro businesses could receive up to 70% of their eligible project costs, medium-sized businesses 60% and large businesses 50%.


We expect total UK project costs to be between £250,000 and £500,000 (although we will consider projects outside of this range) and projects to last between 12-24 months.



Register here