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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Would you like to find out about funding and collaborative opportunities to partner with EU and Australian researchers?


When: 12th September 2014
Where: BIS Conference Centre, 1 Victoria Street, London SW1H 0ET

A delegation from Australia will be visiting London to inform the science, innovation and higher education community about funding and collaborative opportunities available to UK universities and SMEs who want to partner with EU and Australian researchers.

Speakers from Australia include:

  • Prof. Warwick Anderson, CEO, National Health and Medical Research Council
  • Prof. Aidan Byrne, CEO, Australian Research Council
  • Anne-Marie Lansdown, Deputy CEO, Universities Australia
  • Leonie Walsh, President, Australasian Industrial Research Group
  • Buzz Palmer, CEO, Small Technology Cluster Australia

Save the date!

This free event is an opportunity for both academia and SMEs to learn about CAESIE, an Australia-EU funding scheme offering grants toward establishing R&D collaborations between EU member states and Australia. They only apply to establishing SME-academia partnerships - not SME-to-SME or academic-to-academic.

Further information and registration details will be available shortly. In the meantime, please contact Clare McLaughlin (Clare.McLaughlin@dfat.gov.au) for information.