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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Check out the two events coming up in the Defence diary

CDE Innovation Network meeting, 24th June 2014

CDE will once again be hosting one of their Innovation Networking events on Tuesday 24th June 2014 at Cardiff City Stadium. 

This event will enable you to find out more about:

  • The Additive manufacturing themed competition - benefit from briefings and opportunities to meet the experts behind this current competition.
  • Working with CDE – if you are new to CDE, Andy Nicholson, Head of CDE will tell you what they are all about.
  • CDE Enduring Challenge - hear from the Dstl Military Advisors and Programme Managers about the CDE enduring challenge which is a continually open competition.
  • Creating effective proposals - Bruce Hardie, CDE Technology Manager will outline what is important in proposal writing and how best to use CDE's online portal.
  • Armour and protection industry and academia group - provides an open forum between members, ranging from large defence companies to small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), academia and Dstl armour specialists.
  • Plus much more.


DSTL Suppliers Conference, 1st July 2014

The MOD's Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl) will be holding its annual Supplier Networking event at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford, on Tuesday 1st July 2014.

Dstl manages MOD's defence research programme, worth around £400m a year. The Supplier Networking event is designed to give both existing and potential new suppliers a chance to connect directly with those leading, and working on, the Dstl programme, as well as providing the opportunity to network with other companies (large primes and SMEs).

On the day, Dstl will provide information about the future research programme and how to engage with funding opportunities during FY2014/5 - this year there is an increased focus on potentially disruptive technology.

Last year's well-received event attracted over 400 delegates, so book early to avoid disappointment.



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