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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The Long Term Care Revolution : A Provocation Paper

Is the current institutional model of long term care suitable or sustainable for the 21st century in a digitally connected world?

If it is not fit for purpose how can we revolutionise the system or do we accept that the system is not the best but it is slowly changing and we need to give it time?

Our ageing population represent a victory for better nutrition, better housing, and the welfare state. People in later life offer wisdom, experience, perspective and a wide range of skill sets and capacities. We must utilise the wealth of knowledge and experience of older people to develop and deliver community services that meet their needs. It is time for our society to start taking seriously the opportunities presented by people living longer. We have to change the narrative and think about a future where people look forward to later life with a wide range of choices to live a fulfilling life irrespective of health, locality or relationships.

In the UK by 2026, the number of those older than 75 is expected to have risen from 4.2million to 6.3 million. Recent research indicates that 2 million people aged over 65 will not have informal care available from adult relatives by 2030. The number of people living in care homes is forecast to rise from 450,000 in 2013 to 1.13 million in 2050.

Can we rethink institutional long term care, stimulate innovation and create new and desirable alternatives which offer affordable choices which meet our aspirations in later life?

Learn more about 'The Long Term Care Revolution' and download the provocation paper here