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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Office for Life Sciences December Newsletter

The Office for Life Sciences have released their December newsletter.

Introduced by George Freeman MP, the update includes headlines on

Autumn Statement

Government Funding fo UK Life Sciences

Innovate Mediciens and Medtech Review


Read the Office for Life Sciences December News letter here



On 3rd December, the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave his annual Autumn Statement to Parliament.  This contained a number of measures relevant to UK life sciences.  He announced continued investment of nearly £6bn in the UK’s science research infrastructure - including £20m for an Innovation Hub for Ageing Sciences in Newcastle and £28m for a Formulation Centre.  The ‘above the line’ R&D tax credit rates were increased from 10% to 11% and for the SME scheme, rates increased from 225% to 230%.  Read more here.