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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Create the workforce we need for the future

Does higher education equip people with the skills we need for the future?

Higher education is going through massive change at the moment, as is the country. So much focus is on dealing with the here and now, which is obviously critical, but there is not enough thinking about what the future is going to be for our universities. 

New venture to help match up education and industry

A new initiative, University_vision has been launched, to help match up education and industry requirements.  University_vision plans to establish a sector-led vision to ensure that our universities are able to sustain their global competitiveness and deliver the knowledge, networks and places of the future.

University_vision would like to hear your views and predications on how higher education should be shaped by, and need to respond, to various challenges in the coming years.

To contribute to the debate, please visit their website and help to create a vision for universities for 2025.



1 person has had something to say so far

We need a similar focus at FE level. The average age of a truck driver is over 55; as is the average age of crane drivers. That means in 10 years time, half the truck drivers in this country will have retired. It's no good having the engineers if we don't have anyone to operate the kit.
This piece from Archomai's Skills Blog might also be useful background reading - http://archomai.co.uk/skillsblog/2012/02/skills-policy-is-the-best-policy-for-go­vernment-to-do-little/
Posted on 02/07/12 09:45.

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