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.

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Big Turnout for Marine Industry Technology Event

The stakeholder engagement workshop held in on 22nd July to discuss opportunities for technology and innovation in the marine industries was hailed a great success. 

Called to give the UK marine industry and academia an introduction to the nine technology themes in the first marine industry technology roadmap, nearly 80 delegates attended the event held under the auspices of the Technology Strategy Board’s recently formed Transport KTN.

“There was intense discussion in all the breakout groups and the majority of attendees agreed to continue the exchanges by participating in their chosen theme working groups in the coming weeks” said John Murray, Co-chair of the MILC Technology and Innovation Group. “We organised this workshop to encourage industry engagement and that has certainly been achieved”, added John.

The Technology Strategy Board provided the facilitation for the discussion as part of its support for the newly formed Transport Knowledge Transfer Network (TKTN) for Transport. Nick Bromley, Interim Director for the KTN commented: “Most of the concepts discussed clearly identified the opportunities for the automotive, rail and marine sectors to share their technology requirements. I’m delighted the workshop clearly demonstrated the value of knowledge sharing and how this type of engagement event can create sector crossover and lead to new business”.

The TKTN website will shortly be hosting areas specific to each of the nine strands discussed, so it will be easy to get involved, and help technology transfer across all modes.

The MILC Technology and Innovation Group is one of four strands of the Marine Industries Leadership Council (MILC) which aims to build and maintain the UK’s lead against global competition in the naval, commercial, leisure and marine renewables sectors. Others are concerned with people and skills, environment and regulation and international trade.

For more information and to get involved in any of the nine themes, please contact John Murray on +44(0) 20 7448 7020 or Patrick Carnie +44(0) 7917 577124, and keep an eye on the TKTN for the latest updates.

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