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 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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Horizon 2020 Space Info Day

On the 5th July KTN, UK Space Agency and Innovate UK gave details on the content of the Horizon 2020 Space 2017 Work Programme. The European Commission and the European GNSS Agency presented the upcoming topics and information on the support and tools available. 

Government note on the result of the referendum:

The referendum result has no immediate effect on those applying to or participating in Horizon 2020. UK researchers and businesses can continue to apply to the programme in the usual way. The future of UK access to European research and innovation funding will be a matter for future discussions. Government is determined to ensure that the UK continues to play a leading role in European and international research and innovation.


Presentations from the day:

Welcome by UK Space Agency, Lee Boland

European Commission presents the H2020 2017 space calls, Mats Ljungqvist  

European GNSS Agency presents the 2017 Galileo call, Vojtech Fort

Experiences of EU Funding, Mark Dumville, Nottingham Scientific Ltd

Tips for Space businesses applying for Horizon 2020 funding, Ed Chester, System Level

Support from the EEN, Mark Hofman

Space topics across Horizon 2020 document, Catherine Holt

University mapping across space topics document, Catherine Holt

You may also find the following links useful:

Register for news and information on Horizon 2020

Contact details of all UK National Contact Points

Network of EU Space National Contact Points – COSMOS 2020

Information on European Info Days on space in Horizon 2020

  • 14th -15th September 2016, Lisbon (general space in H2020)

  • 4th -5th October 2016, Prague (Galileo calls focus)

The topics that will be part of the 2017 space calls are:

Earth Observation

  • Downstream applications

  • EO Big Data Shift

  • NEW TOPIC Preparation for a European capacity to monitor CO2 anthropogenic emissions

Satellite Navigation

  • EGNSS transport applications

  • EGNSS mass market applications

  • EGNSS professional applications

  • EGNSS awareness raising and capacity building

Competitiveness of the European Space Sector

  • Technologies for European non-dependence and competitiveness

  • Competitiveness in Earth observation mission technologies

  • High speed data chain

  • Scientific data exploitation

  • Space Weather

  • Space portal

  • Technology transfer and business generators


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