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 first global call for start ups attracts over 3,400 applications

A resounding success, the first global call from Telefonica’s start up accelerator, Wayra, received 3,444 applications from entrepreneurs in 32 countries, from Turkey to India and Costa Rica. From April onwards, successful applicants will be invited to progress to developing their projects at the various Wayra academies throughout Latin America and Europe. 

The call, which closed on 31 January 2013, received proposals from new digital businesses in sectors such as security, e-commerce, video, mobile applications, e-Health and hardware, among other categories.

Commenting on the success of the call, Gonzalo Martín-Villa, CEO of Wayra said that it: “Manages to give meaning to the true spirit of Wayra, which is to provide more opportunities for talent, regardless of where it comes from, to find a way to grow”. 

Wayra plans to re-launch its global search for talent, with another global call before the second half of 2013. 

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