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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Nuclear R&D competition - applicants briefing event, 17th November

As part of the Government’s commitment to supporting clean, secure and affordable energy, BEIS recently announced the first phase of their nuclear R&D programme with funding in excess of £20m.

Five technology themes have been prioritised within the nuclear innovation and R&D programme which will target improving the prospects for the economic deployment of nuclear power technologies in the UK, skills development, business growth and export opportunities

These are as follows (with the delivery mechanism in brackets):

  • Advanced fuels (Invitation to Tender (ITT) through BEIS)
  • Reactor design (ITT through BEIS)
  • Recycle and waste management (ITT through BEIS)
  • Nuclear Safety and security (ITT through BEIS)
  • Advanced Manufacturing and Materials (SBRI competition, managed by Innovate UK)

This event will provide information on the technical scope of the programmes, how to apply for funding for each of the themes and their associated timescales and budgets

For details of the event and to register visit:

The link to the ITTs is here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/funding-for-nuclear-innovation

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