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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Seminars on the future of healthcare and next generation medicines at Innovate 2016, 2-3 November, Manchester

Innovate 2016 - the Global Spotlight on UK Innovation - will be held at Manchester Central on the 2nd - 3rd November 2016.

Hosted by Department of International Trade and Innovate UK, Innovate 2016 is a two-day event showcasing the very best of innovation talent and global opportunities for businesses. The event includes; an exhibition of the most cutting edge innovations, Inspirational keynotes, discussions with international buyers and investors, fantastic networking opportunities, in-depth seminars on key market trends and a business Support Zone. The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is supporting this event and would like to highlight the following seminars we think would be of interest to you. 

Healthcare in the Future (09:50 – 10:25, Day 2)

From next-generation medicine to the hospitals of the future, hear how the UK is pioneering global health and care. Hear inspirational speakers give their take on how investment in agrifood, precision medicine and wellbeing is evolving for tomorrow.


Next Generation Medicine: The UK as a World Leader (11:30 – 12:15, Day 2)

The UK is at the forefront of next generation medicine and is creating a powerful infrastructure for the development and adoption of cell and gene therapies, and technologies that will allow early disease detection and treatment selection. Hear from experts in industry and the public sector about their vision of the future.


Healthcare of the Future (13:30 -14:10, Day 2)

Find out how emerging and enabling technologies are contributing to delivering better healthcare services across the UK and beyond to minimise costs, improve diagnosis, reduce risk and support the self-management of health and wellbeing.


"How to" seminars

In addition Innovate 2016 will feature a series of "how to" seminars aimed at maximising opportunities for UK businesses:

  • How to Navigate R&D Tax and Investment Schemes
  • How to Get Connected
  • How to Go International
  • How to be Pitch-tastic
  • How to Market Yourself
  • How to Think Future
  • How to Get Funding
  • How to Handle IP
  • How to Navigate Regulation
  • How to Scale Your Business
  • How to Structure Your Business


View the full programme

Find out more about the whole programme here and book your ticket today!