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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Size & Health of the UK Space Industry 2016 - Your Views Are Needed

The UK Space Agency is currently running its biennial survey of the UK space sector and is inviting industry and public organisations to have their say and take part.

 The information gathered is used to track the growth of the industry, identify emerging trends and any limiting constraints, and to make the best possible case for funding. It will study the characteristics and performance of space-related organisations in the UK, covering research, science, engineering, supply and use of space and satellite services and is the best source of definitive information about the size and shape of the UK space sector. All input will help the UK Space Agency shape UK space policy and support industry in reaching the ambitious target of growing to £40 billion by 2030.

 This year’s survey has been significantly streamlined in response to feedback, and should be completed in approximately 20 minutes. If you are only able to provide partial or approximate information, that would still be useful, and all information provided will be treated in the strictest confidence with only aggregate information published.

To complete the survey, you will need the following data:

Annual accounts: 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 (if available)

Turnover / Budget / Funding (net received)

Employee headcount

Sales data

Breakdown of turnover into space-related and non-space activities

Breakdown of space-related turnover by domain, customer region and customer type

HR / Payroll data


Breakdown of employee headcount by location and role

Employee qualifications by type

Finance data


R&D spend in total and by source (internal, external)

Internal costs/budget data for details on spend on subcontractors and other supplier inputs by location (UK and non-UK based) and sector (space and non-space)


If you have any queries about the survey please contact Greg Sadlier at London Economics (020 3701 7707) or Will Lecky at the UK Space Agency (0207 215 4230). The survey is open until Friday 22nd July and can be accessed here.

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