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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Morphing Structures in Marine Applications - report available

This report, co-authored by the Transport KTN's Marine Specialist Adrian Waddams, looks at the potential for both passive and active adaptation of structures in marine craft and related applications to increase energy efficiency / improve performance.

Areas discussed include:

  • Market needs, with reference to the Marine Industry Technology Roadmap 
  • An explanation of morphing structures and the main ways of achieving both passive and active adaptation
  • A summary of potential application areas, giving examples of existing applications
  • A summary of key UK research capability in this area

To download a pdf of the report (2.7MB) click here.

(Membership of the Smart Materials Group (free) is required to download - click “Join this group” in the Smart Materials Group's banner.)




2 people have had something to say so far

To people who cannot get the link to work; note the last para in brackets; you have to join the Smart Materials Group for the download to work.
Very interesting report. The shipping world has been pushing multi-function ships as the way ahead, rather than TRIZ dynamization. http://argentaeurop.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/triz-dynamization-vs-multi-function­ality/ discusses.
Posted on 26/12/11 10:58.
Still cannot access report despite joining group. I get "Sorry, you do not have permission to access this page." when I try.
Posted on 21/10/14 15:19.

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