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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PM announces £1m ‘grand innovation challenge’ at G8 summit

Three hundred years after watchmaker John Harrison won the Longitude Prize for devising an accurate method for navigating at sea, David Cameron has called for innovators to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.


In 1714, the challenge was to find a way to measure longitude and so reduce the number of shipwrecks, today the challenges range from curing dementia, to making a flight from Britain to New York carbon free.

Announcing the prize at the Technology Strategy Board’s G8 UK Innovation Conference, the Prime Minister said:


"More than any time in history our world is being shaped by innovation, new ideas, new technologies and new companies."


The £1 million Technology Strategy Board-funded prize will be managed by NESTA, whose committee, headed by Astronomer Royal Lord Martin Rees, will develop the prize topics, for selection by public vote. NEST will also set the criteria by which they will judge success.



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