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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A Transport Catapult would benefit the United Kingdom

New report available

The formation of a Transport Catapult (see previous article on Catapults for more information) would be a major step forward for the UK's transport economy, enabling UK organisations to take a global leading position resulting in the opening up of multi billion pound market opportunities.

The Transport Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) commissioned a study as part of a wider activity of work to both help gather evidence for a Technology & Innovation Centre in Transport as well as helping to further draw together the road, rail and marine sector communities.  The findings have been presented to the Technology Strategy Board to aid their decision making as to whether there should be a Transport Catapult. 

View the report

The report from this study is now available to view in the documents area.  You will have to be a member of the Transport KTN to view this document.  To join the Transport KTN please click here (or on the Join Now button in the banner above). 

The mission of the Transport KTN is to support the development of the integrated, efficient and sustainable transport systems, by bringing together independent, but interrelated organisations.  The formation of a Transport Catapult would be a major step forward to achieving this goal, enabling UK organisations to take a global leading position, resulting in the opening up of multi-billion pound market opportunities.

Who would find this report of interest?

This report though should not just be read by those interested in Catapults, but by anyone seeking to understand key cross sector challenges and enabling activities that will help to deliver greater transport efficiency, capacity with reduced cost and environmental impacts.

Thank you to everyone who contributed

We are grateful to all of the organisations that contributed to this study.

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