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

Funding Calls

Funding Available Through the Business Growth Programme

The £33 million Business Growth Programme (BGP) is designed to strengthen supply chains, stimulate innovation and grow existing Small to Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) across the Greater...

Opportunities for the chemicals sector under Innovate UK’s grant funding programme

The recording and slides are now available from the recent Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) webinar to provide innovators from the chemicals sector with an update on opportunities for...

Opportunities for the Chemicals Sector under Innovate UK’s Grant Funding Programme - Webinar on 14 November

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) is hosting a 1.5 hour webinar on Monday 14th November to provide innovators from the chemicals sector with an update on  Opportunities for the...

New funding for vaccines for global epidemics

The Department of Health is to invest up to £25 million in projects to develop new vaccines against infectious diseases. This competition will support projects seeking to develop candidate...

£6.5M funding to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within existing businesses

Analysis for Innovators (A4I)  is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies...

£6.5M funding to solve an analysis or measurement problem from within existing businesses

Analysis for Innovators (A4I)  is a new funding programme that targets competitiveness and productivity head on, by offering cutting edge R&D, expertise and facilities to UK companies...

£10K Business Interaction Vouchers from the Plants to Products (P2P) Network

The Plants to Products (P2P) Network has opened its 4th Business Interaction Voucher (BIV) call for up to 5 vouchers worth up to £10k. The call closes on 14th December at 16:00hrs. ...

The UK MoD and French DGA Sponsored MCM ITP Programme is Seeking Proposals for Projects Starting September 2017

The UK MoD and French DGA sponsored MCM ITP programme is currently seeking proposals for projects to start in September 2017, funding 1 and 2 year projects from an annual research budget of...

Do you work with technology that could have applications in the rail industry

Do you have an innovative idea or developing a technology that could be used in the rail industry? If so the Shift2Rail and H2020 programme : 2016 conference is the must event to attend on...

£15M Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition - Register now for briefing events

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘ Emerging and Enabling...

£15M Emerging & Enabling Technologies Competition - Register now for briefing events

The Knowledge Transfer Network, in partnership with Innovate UK, will be hosting a series of events across the UK to discuss Innovate UK's forthcoming competition ‘ Emerging and Enabling...

New ESA ITT Waste Management - deadline 16th December

Waste is a growing concern for society. In the EU alone, around 3 billion tonnes of waste are generated every year. The negative effects are increased by collateral effects such as pollution,...

Shell Springboard Awards - Supporting UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions

The Shell Springboard programme supports UK businesses with bright solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Applications are now open for the Shell Springboard Awards 2017, with...

£11M cell and gene therapies industrial manufacture funding competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £11 million in collaborative research and development projects to stimulate large-scale manufacturing in the cell and gene therapy sector. They are seeking...

Did you miss the Health & Life Sciences Competition Briefing? Recording of webcast available now

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK...

Do you have a technology that could be applied for the detection of explosives and weapons?

£3 million funding for innovative research to support new methods for the detection of explosives and weapons   The Home Office is seeking proposals to support new methods for...

Do you have a technology that could be applied for the detection of explosives and weapons?

£3 million funding for innovative research to support new methods for the detection of explosives and weapons   The Home Office is seeking proposals to support new methods for...

£15M Health & Life Sciences Competition now open

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK...

£15M Health & Life Sciences Competition now open

Innovate UK is investing up to £15 million in projects addressing technical or commercial challenges in health and life sciences (H&LS), with the aim of increasing competitiveness for UK...

SBRI Funding Competition Now Open- IRC 2016 for Explosives & Weapons Detection

The Home Office and its partners in the Innovative Research Call (IRC) 2016 for Explosives and Weapons Detection are to invest up to £3 million in research projects. Projects can develop...

Funding Information

This page contains information relating to useful sources of funding & support. Engaging with KTN can strengthen your funding applications and projects by demonstrating credibility and providing connection to key knowledge on the one hand and relevance and routes to end users on the other. One of the benefits of being a Member of the KTN is that we will keep you up to date with funding calls, support and potential investment opportunities. Here is a list of some of the types of funding & support available. For more detail relating to current opportunities browse the other parts of this group.

• Horizon2020

• Current and forthcoming Innovate UK funding opportunities

Innovate UK Smart Awards

• Innovate UK Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)

• Innoavte UK SBRI

• Innovate UK Innovation Vouchers

Research Councils – EPSRC, NERC, ESRC

 Business Growth Service