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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Universal Biotech Innovation Prize 2016 Now Open

The Innovation Prize 2016 is now open to entries.

The Universal Biotech Innovation Prize aims to promote innovation in the field of Life Sciences.

The Prize targets new drugs, medical devices, applications/platforms and technologies in the field of diagnostic, therapeutic and e-health solutions. The product or service must be under development at the time of submission.

Participation is open to academic researchers in the field of life sciences and representatives from young start-ups and companies (ie less than eight years old).

The winners will receive a reward of €30,000 divided into cash and consulting services provided by Universal Biotech.

The deadline for submissions is 30 April 2016.

Projects are evaluated by a jury of international experts in Life Sciences. Two projects (biotech and medtech) will receive an award which will be presented during the Innovation Days 2016, 3-4 October at the Maison de la Chimie, Paris.

Find out more on how to apply here