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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SBRI funding competition: using technology to improve dermatology

NHS Scotland, in conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, will fund up to £450,000 for innovative technology and digital platforms that improve dermatology care.

This is a Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) competition. The aim is to develop technology that will improve diagnosis and ongoing management of skin conditions.

The competition is looking for proposals that:

help patients manage their health from home

free up clinic appointment times for those patients who need a longer consultation with a dermatologist

minimise the time consultants spend on administrative tasks

Industry partners such as local government, third and independent sectors, can carry out the project on their own or with others.

This competition has 2 phases. Up to £150,000 is allocated for phase 1, and up to £300,000 for phase 2:

phase 1: technical feasibility. Projects should last up to 6 months. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £30,000 each.

phase 2: development and evaluation. Projects should last up to 1 year. Projects can range in size up to a total cost of £150,000 each