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.

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Opportunities and Challenges in Japan Pharma and Medical Device Market Entry

Opportunities And Challenges In Japan Pharma and Medical Device Market Entry

Thursday 21 January
 9:00-9:45 am, UK Time (Presentation and Q&A)
Online event
UK Trade & Investment Japan Life Sciences Team is organising the webinar on opportunities and challenges for Pharma and Medical Device market entry.  
The revised law for regulating pharmaceuticals, medical devices and regenerative medicine products - the "Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices Act” - was enforced in November 2014 and Japan has reduced regulatory timelines and introduced a number of favourable initiatives for fast-tracking and premium price acquisition. Now may the best time ever to enter the Japanese market.
However, new entrants should be aware of the regulatory challenges and market entry options to consider their strategy for the Japan market.
In this webinar, Mr Rob Claar from Vorpal Technologies K.K. will talk about the best practices and pitfalls when seeking regulatory approval, pricing reimbursement, things to be aware of for foreign companies wishing to enter the market, and commercialisation through a traditional distributor mode, direct entry, or a more creative and transparent commercial solution.
This event is open for all UK companies, and please feel free to share this invitation with your UK based contacts who may be appropriate and interested.