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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Preparing for Horizon 2020

The first Horizon 2020 calls are likely to be launched in early/mid December 2013. A successful funding application requires a good deal of networking, EU knowledge and clear research objectives. So it’s a good idea to get started now if you want to be prepared when Horizon 2020 replaces the EU's Seventh Framework Programme on 1 January 2014.
Horizon 2020 will be the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation between 2014 and 2020 and the successor to the current programme (FP7) which will run until the end of 2013.
It will bring together all existing EU research and innovation funding currently provided through the Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP7), the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).
In early February 2013 with discussions on the EU seven-year budget, it was proposed that H2020 be reduced to just under €70B but the Parliament wants to increase this.
The UK benefitted considerably from FP7 and hopes for repeat results under Horizon 2020.
A number of ICT projects have already been accepted for the new programme.
The KTN's have planned a number of information events around the country to help guide you through the application process:
Horizon 2020 for Health 2 October, London. 

Horizon 2020 for ICT:  
Bristol  7 October
Cambridge  9 Octobe
London 10 October
Swansea 18 Oct (English version)
Swansea 18 Oct (Welsh version)
Manchester 29 October
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