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.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here


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Innovation Vouchers - Round 11

Up to £5k funding for for start-up, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to work with an external expert to gain the knowledge to innovate and grow.

An Innovation Voucher can help your business to work with an external expert for the first time by paying towards the cost of their services. 
We are providing Innovation Vouchers for start-up, micro, small and medium-sized enterprises to work with ‘knowledge suppliers' such as: 
  • universities and further education colleges 
  • research and technology organisations 
  • technical consultancies 
  • Catapult centres 
  • design advisers 
  • Intellectual Property advisers.
Innovation Vouchers will be available to businesses that are aiming to work on ideas applicable to one of our priority themes. 

What will we fund? 

The Innovation Voucher can enable your business to access knowledge for all types of innovation – for example: 
  • ideas for new or improved products, processes and services 
  • using design to improve your ideas 
  • managing your Intellectual Property. 
However, you need to be clear that accessing this knowledge will help your business address a real challenge, not just a small improvement or change to what you currently do.
Innovation Vouchers help you to obtain expert advice from a knowledge supplier you haven't worked with before, not to fund general business needs such as training or equipment.  
For more details and to apply please click here
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