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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Maintaining Soil Health in the UK

In an article on the BBC News website Environmental Analyst, Roger Harrabin, reviews the first report on Soil Health produced by t he Commons Environmental Audit Committee. The report highlights the need for a clear plan for managing UK soil - not only for food production but also for sequestering carbon and meeting carbon dioxide emission targets. The following people provided...
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Visible and Invisible CO2

An article by Roger Harrab in, BBC environmental analyst, on the BBC News website discusses a report from the Sustainability Research Institute (SRI ) at the University of Leeds. The discussion highlights the importnace of the definition of system boundaries.  Calculations of a countries direct emissions gives a figure but to determine the overall CO2 footprint of a nation the net...
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Design for Future Climate - Climate Resilient Infrastructure

DEFRA inform us that, through the mechanism of an SBRI competition, they intend to invest in projects for development of proposed actions, innovations and associated feasibility studies that will increase the resilience of UK infrastructure to a future changing climate. The DEFRA Climate Ready Programme is working to enhance infrastructure resilience to climate change through the...
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  The Technology Strategy Board, Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) are to invest up to £4m in feasibility studies and collaborative research and development (R&D) projects to stimulate innovation in the...

Water White Paper - 'Water for life' published today

DOWNLOAD IT HERE   Britain faces a future of water shortages, and lasting environmental damage, with some rivers running dry, unless attitudes to water use change, Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman cautioned today.   Launching a new approach to water management, Mrs Spelman said that severe weather events, population growth and the need to grow more food...
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Seeing the whole picture - ETAP Forum recordings available

I have just returned from a very interesting couple of days spent at the 10th Environmental Technologies Action Plan Forum on Ec-innovation, held at the ICC in Birmingham, webcasting the entire event live via the Environmental Sustainability KTN's free to view webstreaming channel service ESKTN TV . The recordings from the Forum are now available on demand on the ESKTN TV...
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