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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Could you help shape the products, services & society of a future where #AgeDoesNotMatter?

The Age of No Retirement , the movement for intergenerational social change, is hosting a radical four-day festival this September to disrupt the narratives around aging. In the stunning setting of The OXO Bargehouse on London’s South Bank, Age Does Not Matter will engage with citizens, business leaders, creative thinkers, policymakers, innovators and academics to challenge...
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Women In Innovation £200K Funding Briefing - Webinar

Innovate UK  has up to £200,000 and a package of tailored support to award to businesswomen who have exciting ideas and the potential to become leaders in innovation and deliver significant economic growth. This is the first women only  Innovate UK competition  and is part of a new ‘infocus’ initiative to encourage diversity in innovation. Each of the 12 finalists in...
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The National Innovation Plan Survey

We live in exciting times and innovation will enable us to tackle some of our biggest challenges, from our energy supply and food security, to managing demographic change and the delivery of public services. The UK is home to some of the most exciting and innovative companies in Europe, it makes sense that when thinking about how government can be more innovative to ask those who are...
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Scotland: Getting Investment Ready

Quantiply, the investment-readiness and access to finance platform, invite you to their 'Getting Investment Ready' workshop at 2pm on 26th April in Edinburgh at Informatics Forum. The workshop will help startups put their best foot forward when going for investment. From communications and messaging to R&D tax credits and legal services, the workshop highlights what investors want...
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Pitch to Richard Branson to win a share of £1M in prizes

VOOM 2016 takes place over 14 weeks, including a huge public vote, a 29-hour Pitchathon (a Guinness World Records attempt, in fact), and a series of competitive face-to-face workshops. Competition finalists will have the opportunity to pitch to Richard Branson and the six winning businesses will share over £1 million (€1.2 million) in prizes, plus additional support. There are two...
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Innovate UK family-Funding and Support available for 2016-17

Innovate UK family-Funding and Support available for 2016-17 April 22nd Park Royal Hotel, Stretton Rd, Warrington, Cheshire WA4 4NS Presenter(s) Mike Pitts, Head of Urban Living and Built Environment, Innovate UK Ian Holmes, Horizon 2020 National Contact Point, Innovate UK Jonathan Abra, Knowledge Transfer Manager, KTN Ben Peace, Sustainability Lead, KTN ...
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The Sci-Tech Daresbury Business Breakfast Networking event

The Sci-Tech Daresbury Business Breakfast Networking (BBN) event is an opportunity to connect with the North’s most dynamic hi-tech entrepreneurs, corporates, universities, support organisations and funding and professional communities. Once a month, a group of over 100 such individuals meets to start their Friday with an hour or two of high-value networking. No heavy speeches, no...
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Funding for Research Intensive SMEs: Don’t miss the next Eurostars

If you are a small company in need of public funding for your innovative idea, participation in a Eurostars project can bring you a passport to growth, further innovation, an opening to new global markets and even greater business success. Eurostars is the only European funding programme to be specifically dedicated to support  R&D-performing SMEs  in their innovative...
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I-TAC Challenge Competition

Would your business benefit from up to six months free access to our laboratories, specialist facilities and equipment to accelerate your technology development?  Are you an SME undertaking R&D in the following technology or market sectors?  • Life Sciences • Chemical • Pharmaceutical  • Energy & Environment • Advanced Materials • Food Industry  ...
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Is your business ready to supply growing high tech organisations?

Design, engineering, manufacturing and IT companies need to be ready for the supply chain opportunities that companies at the North East Technology Park (NETPark) will generate.  NETPark companies are developing products which go all over the world into hospitals, nuclear plants, even kitchens, and those products need engineering, design, prototyping, manufacturing, software...
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Innovation Opportunities from Waste

KTN with Innovate UK will host a workshop “Innovation Opportunities from Waste” on 14th January 2016 at the Studio in Manchester. The aim of this scoping workshop is to identify innovation challenges or opportunities related to the recovery of valuable materials from wastes arising from industrial activity in the UK. The workshop will explore potential opportunities for valorising waste...
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