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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Supercomputing needs for biotechnology SME's? Have your say

High Performance Computing (HPC) is a powerful tool that can help Industry and SMEs to develop innovative solutions, reduce cost and decrease time to market for products and services. However the experience of the KTN is that business has the impression that UK facilities are not available for them to use, are too costly and un-contactable.

As such the KTN e_infrastructure SIG would like to encourage businesses to engage with a survey that has been set up to better understand their HPC needs. This is being done across Europe and will hopefully better enable initiatives to accelerate access to these facilities. Details of the SESAME initiative and a link to the survey are below.

Given the recognised importance of HPC, the European Union has launched several strategic initiatives under its Horizon 2020 R&D programme to demonstrate and promote the benefits that supercomputing can bring to SMEs. One of these initiatives is SESAME Net, a network of HPC competency centres working with SMEs throughout Europe, supporting SMEs in the use of HPC and related technologies.

SESAME Net has recently launched an online survey to obtain critical feedback from SMEs to understand their HPC needs. Please visit the survey, and encourage any SMEs you might know to complete it.


Survey participants will have the opportunity to see the results of the study, by registering their interest they will also be supplied with information about relevant funding including Horizon 2020, and the opportunity to take part in networking activities.

The survey will be available until March 31st 2016. All questionnaire responses will be strictly confidential and all data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate.