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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Plans to improve health outcomes and quality of patient care through digital technology and innovation.

In a recent release from the Department of Health, The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP talks about the importance of using technology and information to improve patient care and public health.

“Yesterday, national health and social care organisations, backed by the government, launched radical new plans to improve health outcomes and the quality of patient care through digital technology and innovation – a plan to achieve personalised, 21st century healthcare for the whole NHS.”

“From next April, individuals will be able to book GP appointments online and order repeat prescriptions without having to go to their local surgery. By 2018 a paperless NHS will mean you will no longer have to ask a patient their story – with a patient’s consent, their electronic care record will be available securely across most of the health system. By 2020 the care record will be available across the whole health and care system, so you’ll have instant access to the information you need to effectively treat the patients you care for.”

Read the full release here