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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DfT will shortly launch a competition for proposals to mitigate NOx

DfT to launch a grant funded competition in the area of Air Quality on 20th Oct 2014.

This competition will look at improving air quality at localised areas and in particular seeking solutions to mitigate NOpost tail pipe. The call will therefore be designed to provide proof of concept for effectively mitigating NOX:  feasible solutions will be wought to address at least one of the three different aspects of the NO2 air quality challenge:

·         Landscape/Infrastructure mitigation measures on the SRN;

·         Landscape/Infrastructure mitigation measures in the urban environment;

·         Traffic management mitigation measures.

Organisation/consortia can submit up to three separate proposals (each addressing a different one of the three NO challenges described above).


Approx. £300k has been allocated for this Air Quality research with the individual projects each being valued approximately £25-£50k, therefore approx 4-6 projects are epxected to be successful. 


·         Application forms and the full scope documents will be available here on the KTN website on 20 October 2014. Interested organisations will need to submit proposals using the proposal forms. The closing date for proposals is 20thNovember 2014.

·         Proposals will be reviewed and projects commissioned by the end of November 2014/beginning of  December 2014 with project work to commence immediately in December 2014.

·         Project duration is approximately 12-15 weeks with the delivery of the draft report and findings presented by the end of March 2015 and the final report delivered by the end of May 2015.


As soon as we have the full scope and application forms, we will be make them available!

Watch this space for more info, or post a comment below to be informed!

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