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.

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PHD opportunities University of Liverpool - Connected Liverpool/ Red Ninja LTD

#1: Smart Car Parking system

More and more people live in cities pushing urbanization and creating challenges such as resource depletion and increased greenhouse emissions. The challenge exists to foster economic prosperity while lowering the carbon footprint and increasing the quality of life at the same time. This project is about developing and implementing a multisensory urban sensor infrastructure that communicates with mobile software to establish feedback loops and ultimately, a data collection and management infrastructure. A smart car parking system is selected as part of the multisensory infrastructure to be developed to become a tangible product from which data can be derived and used to improve the quality of life while lowering the carbon footprint and driving sustainability within the Liverpool City Region.


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#2: An Eco-City Mobile Application

Both Red Ninja Ltd. and the University of Liverpool School of Architecture have an established track record and expertise in creating effective applications for mobile devices. In response to known needs, the two partners are combining their joint skills, knowledge and individual innovations to develop a mobile-focused optimised pedestrian route finding and information delivery feature that will enable efficient guiding of pedestrians throughout the city, and to facilities and services like recycle centres and bring banks, via an approach that innovates by integrating a suite of technologies. A consequence is better informed city visitors and the key benefit is integration of features that will reduce the carbon footprint and thus stimulate sustainability.


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