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 biotechnology 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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Building Performance Evaluation Competition now open - closing date 18 January 2012

The Technology Strategy Board is pleased to announce that the latest round of the £8 million Building competition is now open for entries. The application deadline for this competition is 18th January 2012*.

There are two streams of funding in this competition, one for domestic and one for non-domestic buildings.

This tranche of funding is the final opportunity for non-domestic projects to seek funding. There will be a further round of domestic project funding in May 2012.

For non-domestic buildings the Technology Strategy Board are particularly keen to receive applications focused on transport facilities, sports facilities, warehousing, retail, hospitality, various industrial buildings, naturally ventilated buildings and refurbished buildings.

Please note that the programme is fully subscribed in respect of new applications for studying education buildings so please do not submit applications for proposals in this area.

Additionally, in accordance with the programme’s objective of encouraging the development of skills and practice in building performance evaluation across the construction and property sectors, submissions from first time applicants are particularly welcome.

For further information and guidance on the application process please see here.

The Technology Strategy Board are also holding a workshop on 8th November 2010 introducing the competition and requirements of projects. For more information on this workshop and to register attendance please click here.


* Please note that registration for all Technology Strategy Board administered competitions will close one week before the competition application deadline. Registration is required to receive application forms and access the applications area.



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