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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

The Materials Community report library

Our reports, available to all Materials Community members, offer technical information, including white page documents, event reports, project reports and roadmaps.

Please note you will need to be a registered user and logged into the site/group to view these reports. If you are not already a member of the Materials Community, join now by clicking on the register button at the top-left of the screen or click on 'join this group' in the top image banner.

If you get an error message when downloading a report - please see this guide


Reports from our groups


Materials and Design Exchange

Materials for Transport

Metals and Alloys

Non Destructive Testing



Powders (Ceramics, powder metals, hard metals and magnetic materials)

Smart Materials and Emerging Technologies

Surface Engineering 

Technical Textiles

Additive Manufacturing



Reports from our strategy group, Materials UK

Materials UK reports

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