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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Internet of Things R&D Roadmapping

Research Councils UK and the TSB are jointly funding a special project to understand the current position and future opportunities of R&D in the "Internet of Things" sector.  This project will bring together a group of experts, from both academia and industry, to discuss the key topics for research and development in the IoT sector with a particular focus on UK activities.

The overall aims of the project are to discuss, understand and report on:

• The current research landscape, in both academia and industry,  relevant to the Internet of Things;

• The research and R&D challenges for research institutions and businesses in the Internet of Things space;

• The future skills need and challenges to be solved to enable the UK to lead internationally in delivering and realising the IoT capability. 

A special two day workshop will run from midday on the 11th July to midday on the 12th July at Burleigh Court in Loughborough. Overnight accommodation will be provided for invited applicants. 

This workshop will be a key part of this special project and will bring together experts (from both research and business) to meet and discuss the areas of common interest for research and R&D activity.  The specific aim of the workshop is to highlight current activities and future needs within both the academic and industry sectors.  The study will cover four major topics for IoT: 

1. Culture, Creative & Design 

2. Science & Technology 

3. Social, Legal & Ethical

4. Economics & Business.   

The output from the workshop will be a report and roadmap that demonstrates the benefits gained from understanding (and aligning) the needs and capabilities of both research and industry in planning future programmes.


The workshop is free to attend but is by invitation only. To express your interest please register here by clicking "Request info" as soon as possible. 

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