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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Buildings, better connected - update!



The Modern Built Environment KTN has created a dedicated group for this competition. See the competition brief and join the group here: Buildings, better connected


About the competition:


The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £500k in feasibility studies to develop new knowledge and skills in integrating future infrastructure requirements into the very heart of buildings and communities.


Whether in small clusters of buildings or major urban expansions, there is the need to integrate electric vehicles and opportunities for heat and power sharing and storage, propelled by the drive towards zero-carbon. All these requirements are providing business with opportunities to deliver a de-centralised infrastructure fit for the future.


These feasibility studies will allow organisations to develop their ideas before we launch a follow-on £4.5m collaborative R&D competition, planned for January 2014.

We are seeking proposals in the area of decentralised, inter-connected, heating, cooling and power systems at a building and community scale.


Feasibility studies must be business-led and are open to companies of any size. Projects must be led by a UK-based business and may be developed by a single company or collaboratively. Projects are not expected to exceed £50k and must be completed in three months.


This is a single-stage competition. It opens on 18 March 2013 and the deadline for receipt of applications is at noon on 1 May 2013. A briefing day for potential applicants will be held on 19 March 2013.

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