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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US Exporter Bootcamp - Edinburgh

The one-day Edinburgh US Exporter Bootcamp on 27th February will focus on Medical Devices, Diagnostics and aspects of Digital Health. I’ve attached the flyer including the full programme, and companies can now book online

SMEs new to export or new to the US market are encouraged to attend this event!
Speakers include:
·         Joe Ferrara, President, Boston Healthcare Associates
·         Shawn Walker, Independent Medical Distributors Association (IMDA) and President, Bay State Anesthesia
·         Angus McQuilken, VP of Communications and Marketing, Massachusetts Life Sciences Center
·         Colleen Cusick, Director, Materials Management, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
·         Bob Dichter, Chief Growth Officer, Optimal Practice Solutions
There is also a two-day US Exporter Bootcamp in London on 25th and 26th February – for the full details of this, please visitwww.events.ukti.gov.uk or contact kathryn.walsh@mobile.ukti.gov.uk
Additionally, SDI will be hosting a Germany Exporter Bootcamp in April. More details will follow shortly, but in the meantime please save the date!
Germany Exporter Boot Camp (hosted by SDI)
Date: 28 April 2015
Venue: Apex House, Edinburgh