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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Survey on UK Proof of Concept Support

Innovate UK is undertaking a review of Proof of Concept funding for businesses and academia in the UK. To support this work Innovate UK first needs to establish a baseline for how different organisations and different sectors view what constitutes Proof of Concept, to understand what sources of Proof of Concept funding are available and to collect supporting data to understand how academia and businesses are using these funding sources. The information gathered through this project will help to inform the future thinking of Innovate UK on Proof of Concept funding. IP Pragmatics has been commissioned by Innovate UK to assist with its review.

Innovate UK would like to survey a good spread of companies of all sizes in a range of sectors, plus Universities, PSREs, other research organisations and fund managers. We are looking for opinions from both users/applicants to Proof of Concept Funds as well as those managing Proof of Concept Funds. The survey should only take 10-15 minutes to complete and any responses provided will remain anonymous.

Please take the survey if you are involved with Proof of Concept Funding, or pass it on to relevant colleagues.

Click here to take the survey