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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Wayra Academy invests in 17 new startups

Tech accelerator Wayra last week chose 17 new digital startups - ranging from cloud based ticketing platforms, through to social apps and healthcare software  - to enter its Academy. Each will receive up to €40,000 in funding to aid their development.

Finalists were chosen from 3,444 applications across 32 countries. They then took part in a three-day intensive pitch process, dubbed “WayraWeek”, where 17  winners were selected from 30 finalists by eight experts, including names from Hailo, to Seedrs, to Silicon Valley Bank.

As well as funding, the winners may receive the opportunity of Telefonica taking a minority shareholding in each business of between five and ten per cent. Winners will also receive access to a central London work space rent free, and be given mentoring advice from executives, legal and financial advisors and angel investors.

The Wayra London Academy opened in April 2012 and is run by O2 parent company Telefonica. It aims to connect startup founders with mentors and investors.


Full list of winners:

TicketingHub is a technology focused B2B cloud ticketing platform, which specialises in the management of sales and inventory of tickets.

TankTop TV: Life's too short for boring TV. TankTop TV builds the easiest way to find great content to watch, from all the on-demand sources.

Songdrop is web application for people to store, play and share the music they stream online.

Narrato: All your adventures, organized and backed up. Perfect for revisiting or selectively sharing.

GoCarShare: A marketplace for empty car seats with a trusted community using Facebook.

Eventstagram shows beautiful, live, customisable Instagram slideshows for events such as weddings, conferences, festivals and corporate events

Peekster is a mobile application and basically a bridge between analog printed media and internet.

Sponsor Craft is a Kickstarter for education. We help students crowdfund their projects, ideas, and events by connecting them to alumni, friends, and family.

Dattch is the first dating app built exclusively for lesbian, bi & curious women. See who’s nearby & wants to meet to get yourself a date.

Removalstars.com is a Price comparison and online booking space for removals.

JollyDeck is an effective system for #gamification of learning and knowledge examination in enterprises.

iHELP is a mobile application and platform with the mission to increase safety and provide effective help in any type of emergency

Ensygnia is a patented process to scan images to trigger actions such as payments or registrations Enygnia’s OneScan app makes it easy to login or make payments with just OneScan.  

Munch delivers good restaurant food from Wagamama, Pizza Express, Nando's, GBK, Gaucho etc right to your front door!

SaaSAssurance helps organisations gain ISO certification at a lower cost.

EI Technologies strive to be the leader in solutions that are able to assess, identify, predict and respond to the emotions of consumers

Gordon Games delivers Enterprise Gamification for knowledge workers and call centres

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