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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Understanding Searching Techniques: From Pragmatic Searches to Searches to Inform HTA and Systematic Reviews Training Day, University of York

Understanding Searching Techniques: From Pragmatic Searches to Searches to Inform HTA and Systematic Reviews Training Day, University of York

24th March 2016

Literature searches are the foundation for many aspects of high quality health research and technology assessment; including systematic reviews, rapid evidence assessments and economic model development. This training course provides an introduction to searching techniques for project managers, research commissioners and new searchers, who are seeking a better understanding of how searches are constructed and adapted to meet the needs of various types of projects.

Developing search strategies to retrieve relevant research evidence requires knowledge of database features and skills in turning the concepts embodied in a research question into a search strategy. It also requires the search approach to be adapted to the research context; a search to identify inputs for rapid evidence development will have different requirements to a search for a systematic review.

The trainers are experienced information specialists, trainers and researchers. Their extensive experience lies in conducting literature searches to inform evidence syntheses such as health technology assessments and systematic reviews.

Find out more and register here