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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CIOB launches online research and funding database

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) estimates that UK construction can access over £500 million worth of funding across Europe on an annual basis.

Recent statistics from the Government backed Technology Strategy Board (TSB) have found that a recent funding call attracted more than 200 individuals to register and download information but only 20 percent submitted an application. The data also shows that very few industry organisations are aware of the funding opportunities available, and ways to finance Innovation, Research and Development (R&D).

The CIOB has developed an online database for its members to search and interrogate a wide range of local, national and pan-European research and funding opportunities. This aim is to engage and assist the UK construction industry in the R&D agenda and apply for funding at the same time.

“Knowing the funding is there is only a small part of the challenge. Actually having a good idea that fits the “call” and writing a good application is a challenge itself but one which is eminently achievable." Peter Ball, Director of Strategic Research at the BRE and member of the CIOB Innovation and Research panel

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