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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TSB awards £5m to projects addressing cloud challenges

Thirteen business led R&D projects, focussed on challenges hindering the adoption of cloud computing, were awarded a total of £5m by  the Technology Strategy Board (TSB) last month. 

According to TSB research, there are three overarching issues which hinder cloud computing adoption for business: interoperability, resilience of data and identity assurance.

The selected projects will seek to adress these issues and explore how new or improved value chains and networks can be created to improve cloud adoption. In addition, they hope to demonstrate where value can be increased by offering information, content and services, using the cloud.

“The market for cloud computing services is growing by 26% each year,” said Iain Gray, CEO of the Technology Strategy Board. “It is an area with exceptional potential for growth.  Finding the correct balance between trust and flexibility, without compromising security, is vital,” he added. 

Among the projects chosen are ten collaborative research and development projects led by: the BBC, BAE Systems, Arjuna Technologies, and Building Research Establishment, Jaguar Land Rover, MobiBiz, Smoke and Mirrors Productions, Telefónica UK and Worknet. These projects will last up to two years and will share grant awards totalling £4.74m.

Additionally, three ‘fast-track’ projects will each receive up to £75,000. These are led by AIMES Grid Services CIC, Metrarc and ThinkingSafe. 

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