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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 ICT 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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Future Opportunities for In-Orbit Demonstration event - 10th November

The satellite communications sector has experienced continuous change in the past few years; increasing versatility in satellite manufacturing, the need for new business models to keep revenues up and increased private investment outside of fixed satellite services (FSS) operators.
Growth opportunities lie ahead in building new services for the Internet of Things (IoT), media, security applications and the connected vehicle.
In this environment, what is the best use of Government support mechanisms to make UK businesses world leaders in creating and trialling new applications and services?
Workshop Objectives
Several funding mechanisms already exist nationally or via the EU and the European Space Agency. While these, for the most part focus on using existing capacity, new initiatives have been set-up to offer regular opportunities for service and technology demonstration in space.
Innovate UK has created the In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) Programme, delivered by the Satellite Applications Catapult, while the European Space Agency has published an “Announcement of Opportunity” for Pioneer, both of which aim to lower the barriers to entry and stimulate new in-orbit test missions for innovative applications and services.
This workshop seeks to establish the obstacles across the value chain in trialling new products and services, and how demonstrating in-orbit can remove them and open up new opportunities. We would welcome input from across the community particularly service and access to space providers, operators, ground system solution providers but also hardware manufacturers.
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