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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reFINE future transport infrastructure and get support for Horizon 2020 and FP8

The Transport KTN is supporting an exciting new initiative

The National Platform for Construction, via the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transport Network (MBE KTN) and with support from the Transport KTN, are convening a workshop to bring together construction professionals, academia and the wider supply chain to produce a roadmap for research and innovation in the UK transport sector.

Don't miss this workshop

The workshop (register here) will form part of UK engagement with a new European Construction Technology Platform (ECTP) initiative “reFINE” (Research for Future Infrastructure Networks in Europe) and aims to support UK consortium development for bids to forthcoming EU research funding via Horizon 2020 and FP8

Further information on the reFINE programme can be found in this article: The reFINE initiative promotes a global approach for innovation in transport infrastructure

Attend the workshop and shape the roadmap

The workshop will take place on Wednesday 17th April in London and contributions will be received from such luminaries as: 

  • Deborah Pullen, Director, MBE KTN 
  • Terry Hill, Arup & reFINE Working Group Chair 
  • Tim Embley, Costain & Chair of MBE KTN Infrastructure Working Group
  • Steve Phillips, FEHRL and ERTRAC Steering Group member
  • Dr Andrew Quinn, University of Birmingham (FUTURENET)
  • Prof Cam Middleton, University of Cambridge (Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure & Construction)

Places at the workshop are limited, so you're encouraged to register for a place as soon as possible if you'd like to attend.

The organisers are hoping to obtain a balance of attendees across the different modes of transportation, and with different viewpoints (eg regulators, clients, supply chain).


If you have any questions about this event or the reFINE programme, please contact Ben Kidd at the Modern Built Environment KTN.


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