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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Clean Sky 2 third Call for Proposals offering €58 million for 63 calls - time to register for the 2016 Clean Sky Forum on 4 April

A third Call for Proposals opened on 10 March for the Clean Sky 2 Joint Undertaking with an overall indicative funding value, (according to its Bi-Annual Work Plan And Budget 2016-2017), of €58 million.

The Clean Sky programme aims to identify, develop and validate the key technologies necessary to achieve, by 2020 when compared to Year 2000 levels, reductions in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 50%, Nitrous oxides (NOX) emissions by 80%, a reduction in perceived external noise of 50%; and improve the environmental impact of the life cycle of aeronautical products.

The programme also aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the European Aeronautical industry.

Clean Sky activities cover all sectors of the Air Transport System and the associated underlying technologies.

The latest round includes 63 calls each with a deadline of 2 June 2016, covering topics in Large Passenger Aircraft, Regional Aircraft, Fast Rotorcraft, Airframes, Engines, and Systems.


Information Day 17 March in Brussels

An information day is top be held tomorrow, 17 March, at 10:30 - 18:00 at the White Atrium Building Floor 1 Avenue de la Toison d'Or 56-60, Brussels, Belgium, as an opportunity to meet potential partner applicants.


Clean Sky Forum - 4 April

More realistically, there’s time to sign up to attend the Clean Sky Forum being held on 4 April, also in Brussels, providing a chance to meet the Clean Sky team.

Although the third call for proposals isn’t on the agenda, the 2016 Forum will focus on three main areas of interest within Clean Sky: research centres and academia as a source of innovation; newcomers in Clean Sky 2; and Synergies with regional Structural Funds.

The Clean Sky Forum is promoted a bringing together Clean Sky Members and Partners as well as aeronautics’ stakeholders and representatives from the European Parliament and the European Commission.

Registration is open until 23 March 2016 unless capacity is reached.

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