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 ICT 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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Surveying the IT skills landscape of UK SMEs

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) needs your help to map the skills landscape of systems and software engineering in the UK

Recognising there are IT skills shortage in the UK the IET are conducting a skills survey to examine the IT related skill sets required by small and medium size enterprise (SMEs) in the UK.

The results from this survey will inform the development of new approaches to raise standards in the sector, encourage entrants into a career in software and systems engineering and to improve ways to support the initial and on-going training and skills development of existing professionals.The IET will be working with partners across industry and academia to build practical tools and resources to help businesses like yours access the skills needed to stay competitive and keep our profession continually advancing.

For this survey, the IET is particularly interested in enterprises where IT is used as part of the systems for data acquisition, control and automation, communication, visualisation, etc., or for the modelling, design, production, testing and support of systems. They are interested in enterprises working in the five sectors that the IET focuses on: Built Environment, Design and Production, Energy, Information and Communications and Transport.

If you would be prepared to take part in a short telephone survey, please register your interest by clicking on the link below and providing your details and answering 4 short questions:


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