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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£25m Aerospace CR&D Call To Open 20 October - aligned with aerodynamics, propulsion, aerostructures and advanced systems

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) working in partnership with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and Innovate UK is to invest up to £25m in collaborative research and development that supports the delivery of the priorities set out in the joint industry and Government industrial strategy for aerospace.

Proposals for the Building UK’s leadership in aerospace technology competition must be collaborative and business-led and include at least one SME partner; smaller businesses are particularly targeted. However, the participation of major manufacturers or suppliers is encouraged where it will accelerate exploitation of the project outputs.

The expected total project size to range between £1m and £5m. Larger projects will be considered, but applicants should contact ATI directly before making their application to discuss further. Projects must last no more than three years.

This is a two-stage competition that opens for applicants on 20 October 2014. The deadline for registration is noon on 21 January 2015 and the deadline for expressions of interest is noon on 28 January 2015.


Aligned with four technology pillars – aerodynamics, propulsion, aerostructures and advanced systems

Projects should be aligned with the following topics (contact points included):

Aerospace Technology Competition Briefing

There’s a briefing event on 30 October 2014 in London - detail on scope and if you do not find what you need there, please contact Peter.Murray@KTN-UK.org.

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