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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World Dementia Envoy’s message for World Alzheimer’s Day 2014

World Dementia Envoy Dr Dennis Gillings has issued the following message for World Alzheimer’s Day on Sunday 21 September 2014:

“There are 44 million people living with dementia around the world, the majority of those have Alzheimer’s Disease. By 2030 135 million people will live with dementia.

I know only too well from my experience of caring for my mother who had this devastating disease for 18 years before sadly passing away last year, the toll on those with dementia, their families and carers.

As well as the human cost of dementia there is the huge financial cost. The global cost of dementia care is estimated as $604 billion. This figure is expected to rise to $1 trillion by 2030. We simply cannot afford to do nothing.

Read the full message here