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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Date for your diary: 20th September - Partnering for Innovation event

The University of Sheffield is organising this event to demonstrate the benefits of working in partnership. It is an opportunity to find out about innovations across a broad range of sectors that could be transferrable to your business.
The event will also provide a great networking opportunity: meet new contacts and stimulate new ideas. The aim is to help you find out how to access the skills and expertise within the University and how these can bring commercial benefits.
The event will feature:

  • Talks from commercial partners on innovations across a broad range of sectors - from materials and manufacturing to healthcare, transport and infrastructure. Speakers include: Reckitt Benckiser, Ilika Technologies Ltd, JRI Ltd, TRL.
  • Overviews of activities from our 30+ Knowledge Transfer Partnerships – projects focused on helping businesses improve competitiveness through access to the knowledge base.
  • Networking sessions to support the development of new collaborations and projects.
  • A showcase of short films exploring our partnerships across Manufacturing, Energy, Environment, Water and Healthcare Technologies.

To book a place or contact organisers please visit the website of the University of Sheffield.

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