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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Tackling Antimicrobial Resistance (theme 1): Understanding resistant bacteria - call 2

This call is being funded by MRC and BBSRC and addresses human or animal bacterial pathogens. The focus of the call is to drive forward highly innovative research with transformational potential to address the broad challenges presented in AMR initiative - theme 1 in order to:

  • Understand the resistant bacterium at molecular, cell and community levels
  • Understand the context of host/pathogen interactions in humans or animals
  • Identify and validate novel targets (both host and bacterial) for new anti-bacterials
  • Understand transmission of resistance in human or animal hosts

We welcome multidisciplinary proposals which encompass academia, biopharma, diagnostic companies, veterinary and the health service. We seek proposals that take a highly innovative and creative approach with potential to transform our knowledge/understanding of the field in a way that will enhance our ability to address the multiple challenges of AMR. The MRC accepts the risk associated with funding such innovative research.

For this round of applications we particularly welcome applications studying zoonotic and animal only bacterial pathogens. Applications can address AMR at any point in the food chain.

Young investigators are particularly encouraged to apply and would be urged to seek mentorship writing their proposal.

More information on the funders' thematic approach to anti-microbial resistance visit the MRC: Tackling AMR Theme 1: Understanding resistant bacteria webpage.

More details on this here