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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Northern Ireland DHSSPS launch new Connected Health SBRI Competitions

The Northern Ireland Dept. of Health, Social Services & Public Safety (DHSSPS) has launched two new Connected Health SBRI competitions. FAST – Automated Staff Deployment of pharmacy staff in a hospital setting.

The competition is seeking to source new innovative technology solutions to enable the appropriate deployment of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians within secondary care, ensuring that the requisite number of staff with the requisite skill sets would be available to help patients gain optimal outcomes from their medicines.  Projects will be selected on their potential to effectively and quickly deploy acute hospital pharmacy staff to address the needs of patients in secondary care. This competition opened on 12th May and will close for applications on 13th June. Up to a maximum of 3 companies will be funded up to a maximum of £25,000 and the project will last up to 6 months. Home Medication Management for the Elderly to Support Domiciliary Care Services – ‘HOME’
The competition is seeking to source new innovative technology solutions that help domiciliary care service users to gain the optimal benefit from their prescribed medication.
Up to 6 companies will be funded up to a maximum of £80,000 for a Phase 1 feasibility study, lasting no more than 6 months
Tenders for both competitions are available to view and download on the “etendersni” website https://etendersni.gov.uk. Before gaining access to a tender opportunity, suppliers will be required to register  on the “etendersni” site. To support this, there is a link ‘registration process walkthrough’ on the home page.
Please register for the competition, as these are unrivalled opportunities – 100% funding of project costs & companies retain the IP.