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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Marine Industries Technology Roadmap

The UK Marine Industries Alliance has developed a technology roadmap to identify future priority gaps, opportunities and capability needs for the UK Marine Industries.  The roadmap funded by the Technology Strategy Board and Transport KTN with support from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) aims to underpin the national marine growth strategy.

The report represents the summary outputs from more than 200 participant days of workshop time, with representatives from across the industrial and academic communities.  The workshops were facilitated by the Transport KTN and Cambridge University’s Institute for Manufacturing, who also compiled the report.

The process identified priority drivers, opportunities, capabilities and enablers in the short, medium and long timeframes.  The most important market opportunities were highlighted where UK capability could deliver against major global market needs.  These assessments were based on defined criteria for value (global and UK market, competitive strength, added value and impact on societal and environmental challenges) and capability in the marine industry, academia, research organisations and from adjacent industries.

To view the report click here

You can view previous information on the marine roadmapping process via this article on the Transport KTN.  This article includes a summary of the key trends, drivers and priority opportunities identified from each of the five workshops that we ran, as well as links to the full and summary output documents.


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