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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Smart Cars: Daimler claim technology breakthrough


Researchers working on smart-car technology say they’ve  achieved a breakthrough in the wireless exchange of information not only from vehicle to vehicle, but from vehicle to traffic infrastructure and back. Led by Daimler, a research consortium has been working on a project called sim (for “Safe Intelligent Mobility”) also unveiled plans for the largest field trial yet to test Car-to-X communication. Starting next spring, some 120 vehicles will hit real-life roads in the Rhine-Main region of Germany to test the technology.
The project is named  Car-to-X communication and it’s main object is to significantly expand a vehicle’s field of vision — the “telematic horizon” — to help prevent accidental encounters with unseen obstacles on the road ahead. For instance, warning motorists of the end of a traffic jam over the brow of a hill or alerting them to black ice on bridges long before they reach the dangerous spot. The technology could also help drivers by, for example, suggesting routes. Car-to-X communication could also make it possible to control traffic signal systems according to prevailing requirements, which could both optimize traffic flow and make driving more efficient
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