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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Space for Innovation

Space for Innovation

14-15 September, London

A unique opportunity to build cross-sector relationships, learn, and explore how research in the unique environment of space is creating opportunities to meet key challenges here on Earth, and how you could get involved.

A cross-section of expert speakers will give perspectives – including first-hand case studies – showing how results from research in space can shape our daily lives through new possibilities in engineering, materials, life sciences and the environment.

You’ll have a chance to see live demonstrations, hear live examples and share your perspective, making new international connections across sectors in one of the world’s most renowned science venues.

Key Area's

Smart materials & technology

As a result of conducting research in space, new materials are developed that offer advantageous properties such as lightweight or heat-resistance that are proving significant to the automotive and aerospace sector. There have also been advances in heat transfer pipes which will be of interest to any sector where knowledge on thermal management is a key issue.

Agriculture, biology & food

Sustaining life in orbit means cultivating food in challenging conditions, with absolute efficiency. This provides opportunities to improve the way in which food is grown, monitored and conserved on earth, as well as offering solutions as to how we recycle, filter and clean our waste. Research into forming and sustaining foam and emulsions could also be applied to many industries including food production and industrial petrochemicals.

Medicine, life sciences & health

The microgravity environment of space presents an unparalleled chance, in a way that would not be possible in a lab on Earth, to accelerate research into muscle atrophy, bone loss and neurological deconditioning – key health issues as populations age. We’ll also discuss next steps in satellite technology, and how it can support health monitoring, telemedicine and crisis response.

Find out more and register here