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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UK Space Agency Space Exploration Education and Outreach funding

The UK Space Agency is making in the region of £150k available for education and outreach activities related to its space exploration programmes. Our space exploration programmes provide a range of opportunities for inspiring learning and interest in UK space activities and science in general.

The objectives of the education programme are:

  • Encourage children to take up and excel at STEM subjects;
  • Raise awareness of careers in space-related industries and research;
  • Raise wider awareness of the UK’s space exploration programme.

The purpose of this AO is to build upon the Agency’s investment in two areas:

  • the Aurora programme for robotic exploration of Mars
  • the ELIPS programme for microgravity research

Where proposals concern the ELIPS programme or human spaceflight, this must be clear and distinct from activities concerning Tim Peake’s mission, which has its own extensive programme of dedicated education.  Under the terms of the present call, the Agency is primarily interested in those complementary research platforms which underpin human spaceflight (e.g. drop towers, the Concordia station, bed rest, parabolic flights, etc).

The Agency expects to make between 3 and 6 awards, up to a total value of around £150k.

Projects may be targeted at specific audiences and may include:

  • Delivery of curriculum enrichment activities
  • Delivery of activities to promote careers in the space sector 
  • Broader outreach projects in less formal settings

Criteria and Review Proposals will be judged by a Review Panel led by the UK Space Agency and supported by representatives of the UK space community. 

For more details and to apply.

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