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 sustainability 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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Find Out More About Horizon 2020 Funding for Resource Efficient Bio-Based Value Chains, 13 Oct 2015, Manchester

Would you like to find out more about Horizon 2020 funding for resource efficient bio-based value chains?

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), in collaboration with Innovate UK, invites you to join us at our briefing event on 13th October in Manchester to learn more about the funding available within the Horizon 2020 Work Programme on Resource Efficient Value Chains.


About Horizon 2020 Funding

With a total budget of €79bn, Horizon 2020 is the largest ever EU Research and Innovation funding programme. It has an emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges, with a simpler structure than previous programmes - reducing red tape and time so that participants can focus on what is really important.

The 'Societal Challenges' pillar of Horizon 2020 has a budget in the region of €30bn, and has many areas of relevance to Agri-Food, Bioscience and Biotechnology (e.g. Climate, Transport, Food Security, Blue Growth etc.).

Find out more about Horizon 2020 >>


Briefing Event on Resource Efficient Value Chains

Tuesday 13th October 2015 (10:00-17:00), Manchester

KTN, in collaboration with Innovate UK, is organising a series of events to launch the 2016 Horizon 2020 work programme for Societal Challenge 2 (Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy) and Societal Challenge 5 (Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials).

This event will focus on Resource Efficient Value Chains and features:

  • Keynote presentation by Annette Schneegans (DG Research and Innovation, Directorate F, Bioeconomy)
  • Introduction to Resilient Value Chains under Societal Challenges 2 & 5
  • Case studies, and guidance on how to write a good proposal
  • Opportunities for 1:1 sessions with the National Contact Points (NCPs), KTN and Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)
  • Networking and pitch presentations by delegates

View the agenda >>


Who should attend?

  • Businesses and other organisations from any industry sector wishing to lead or collaborate in European-funded research and innovation
  • Businesses from any industry sector wishing to understand the potential for participating in European projects in the future


Pitch your project idea or capability

A limited number of short pitch presentations slots will be available to enable delegates to pitch project ideas or capabilities. Please indicate you interest interest in a pitch presentation slot on the registration form. We will then contact you nearer the date to allocate slots.


Event at a glance

What: Briefing event for Horizon 2020 funding for 'Resource Efficient Value Chains'
When: Tuesday 13th October 2015 (10:00-17:00)
Where: Manchester Hall, 36 Bridge Street, Manchester, M3 3BT

Register today >>


Got a question?

Bryan Hanley (bryan.hanley@ktn-uk.org) will be happy to to provide advice and further information about this event.

We hope this event may be of interest to you or members of your network - please feel free to pass on this invitation to colleagues.

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