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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TSB £2m call for feasibility studies of innovative projects across the technology sector


The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £2m in feasibility studies to stimulate innovation across our core technology areas and to help ensure that small and micro businesses in the UK are well equipped to respond to society's current and future challenges.


They are seeking projects in the fields of advanced materials and nanoscale technologies; biosciences; electronics, photonics and electrical systems; and information and communications technology. Innovation in these key enabling technology areas can be a significant driver of economic growth and enhance quality of life.


The competition is open to small and micro companies only, working either singly or in collaboration with one partner. Projects can last up to four months and are eligible for grants of up to £25,000. Total project costs must not exceed £33,000. This is a single-stage competition. It opens on 12 March 2012 and the deadline for receipt of applications is at noon on 11 April 2012. Successful projects must start on 1 August 2012. A briefing event for potential applicants will be held in London on 20 March 2012.


To download the brief go to http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/techinspired.pdf 

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