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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Trusted Services competition call

Dear Members,

The KTN recently ran a series of events to assist people with their proposals to the Technology Strategy Board’s Trusted Services £8M Competition call. The aim of the workshops was to answer questions regarding the application process and to assist potential applicants in finding a suitable partner.

We now wish to extend this assistance to those who were not able to attend one of the workshops. We therefore offer you the opportunity to complete this document which we will publish onto _Connect to enable other parties to peruse. Additionally we invite you to submit a 3 slide maximum introductory presentation covering those aspects also for publishing onto _Connect.

Please send any forms and slides for inclusion on _Connect to Karen Barnett (Kbarnett@QinetiQ.com) before 10th September 2010.

For further information on potential partners and the forthcoming FAQs please see _Connect at: /web/trusted-services. Also, for more Information on the call, application process and supporting downloads see the Technology Strategy Board website at; http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/trusted-services-competition.ashx.


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