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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Wanted: innovative manufacturers - KTN Blog

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre offers a world-class design and prototyping team to help high value manufacturing businesses realise new products and services.

Imagine as a kid, writing your wish list to Santa… in May. It’s quite long with many things you’d dearly love to get your hands on. But you reckon on needing some serious prioritisation to get a fraction of that. Now imagine that a friendly but inconspicuous kid sidles over, eyeballs your list and says, “I’ve already got all that. Do you want to come over and play?”

Of course you go. It’s an invitation you don’t get very often. And for those engaged in high value manufacturing, a new building on the outskirts of Rotherham is where that offer crystalises. It’s a state of the art manufacturing suite comprising the latest tooling and production processes to help manufacturers innovate new products and services.

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) with Boeing is part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, set up to bridge the gap between emerging innovation and industrial-scale manufacturing . “Businesses come in and sound a note of incredulity”, says Dr Andy Bell, Design Manager, “first, on hearing what assistance we offer and second, on seeing the scale of our facilities. It’s like having a whole new tool kit to play with.”

Read the full article here