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 Materials 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.

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Learn about R&D funding & opportunities within the automotive sector

The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Innovate UK have recently announced that they are to invest in a number of competitions for R&D funding within the Automotive sector. 

  • The IDP13 call aims to enable industry-led research into vehicle technology that provides significant reductions in real-world emissions. This is the thirteenth competition in the Integrated Delivery Programme (IDP) series.

  • Up to £24m will be invested to enable industry-led research trials and development of innovative vehicles or on-vehicle technology, targeting real-world emissions reductions in the freight, through the low emission freight and logistics trial funding competition.

  • The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest up to £30m, and Innovate UK up to £5m, in industry-led research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles.

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is oganising an event, hosted by the North East Automotive alliance, to give an overview of these three competitions and provide potential applicants with an opportunity to network. 

What: R&D Funding within the Automotive Sector

When: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 from 11:00 to 15:00 (BST)

Where: Sunderland

Register: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rd-funding-within-the-automotive-sector-tickets-27552960647

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