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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Prosperity Partnerships: EPSRC, Business and Universities

Prosperity Partnerships: EPSRC, Business and Universities


EPSRC are seeking Expressions of Interest for Prosperity Partnerships. £10million is available to support existing, strategic, research-based partnerships between businesses and universities. A Prosperity Partnership should comprise co-creation of a large-scale, TRL 1-3 research programme which addresses EPSRC's Prosperity Outcomes Framework and the strategies of the universities and businesses involved. Proposals are expected to demonstrate impact, including clear benefits to the businesses involved, to drive forward shared research challenges and to contribute positively to the overall strategic partnership framework that exists between the parties.

As a co-investment opportunity, this call requires the business and university partners to commit substantial cash contributions to the programme (see the full call document for more detail).

For interested groups, the lead business contact must discuss their intention to submit with EPSRC, who will advise on the suitability of the application. These discussions must take place by 23 September 2016. Invited EoIs will then be submitted by the lead business partner. The deadline for EoI submissions is 16:00 on 13 October 2016. Any business may lead on only one bid, but may be a contributor to other bids. A university may be involved in more than one bid.

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