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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UK: Tech Country

Is there technological life in the UK beyond London? In all the excitement surrounding London’s Tech City, it can be easily overlooked that Britain as a whole has a long history of playing host to high technology clusters, and looking beyond the M25 there are many tech communities with decades of development experience. A new British Venture Capital Association report sets out to rectify the imbalance which has London as the centre of all things technological in the UK and seeks to shift attention to clusters beyond the M25.

The report does not set out to provide a comprehensive review of all clusters, but instead examines a series of case studies based on technology communities in areas such as Cambridge, Bristol and Manchester. It argues that these tech clusters display what it takes to compete in some of the world's most competitive high-tech industries. It expains how tech commuities can emerge from the oil and gas industry in Aberdeen, and Formula One in the Midlands. 

These examples are used as the basis for a series of policy recommendations in areas such as funding and finance, regulatory policy, developing networks and cultural recommendations.

The free report can be downloaded here: Tech Country report 2013

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