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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Queen's Birthday Honours 2016

Congratulations to the following people closely connected with the MRC who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours list:

Dr Richard Treisman, Research Director, Francis Crick Institute, has been awarded a knighthood for services to biomedical science and to cancer research.

Professor Doug Turnbull, Director, Newcastle University Centre for Brain Ageing and Vitality, and Professor of Neurology, Newcastle University, has been knighted for services to health care research and treatment, particularly mitochondrial disease. 

John Kingman, non-executive Chairman of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), and Second Permanent Secretary, HM Treasury, has been awarded a KCB for public service particularly the economy. 

Professor Sue Gathercole, Director of the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, was awarded an OBE for services to psychology and education.

Kathy Hill White, Manager, MRC Unit The Gambia, was awarded an MBE for service to supporting research in developing countries.

Michele Marron, Lately Director of Operations, MRC National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Mill Hill, was awarded a BEM for services to biomedical science.  

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