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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Technology and Innovation Centres - update

Over the last couple of months, the Transport KTN has been working with Andrew Everett at the Technology Strategy Board to help shape a compelling argument for a transport-related Technology and Innovation Centre to be included as one of the  three new TICs to be selected in the next round (following on from the High Value Manufacturing TIC, Cell Therapies TIC and Offshore Renewable Energy TIC).

A previous article posted on the Transport KTN, and another one posted in the Transport Systems and Integration TIC group requested active input into this process, and a number of quality responses were received to this initial stage, both as comments on the articles, and directly to the KTN and Andrew Everett.  The Transport KTN followed this up with a workshop in London at the end of July, where over 60 senior delegates from across numerous disciplines gathered to provide valuable input during a highly interactive day.

Subsequent to the workshop, Andrew has sought further input to the process, receiving indication of business opportunities presented by the creation of a transport-related TIC, which have proved very helpful.  He has also met with key facilitators at the workshop to discuss and amalgamate the valuable input received on the day from industry and academia.

Andrew is still accepting input to this process.  There are plenty of ways to contribute - please contact him directly, post to this article as a comment, join the Transport and Systems Integration TIC group and post your own comments and articles there.

You can find out a full update on the progress of all the TICs by clicking HERE.

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