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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Don’t’ miss out on the Cities Integrated by Design Competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £800,000 in technical feasibility studies that explore the operational and financial feasibility of integrating planned new or retrofit infrastructure projects into other urban systems in a beneficial way.


Infrastructure projects traditionally find it difficult to look beyond their own system – usually because integration into other systems is not seen as being critical to the success.


of a project. Yet, integration of infrastructure systems is a significant commercial opportunity. This competition seeks to take advantage of existing investment in major infrastructure projects to test out new concepts in integration across city systems, which create long-term success and maximise value for all stakeholders.


The quality of life for city populations depends on a combination of factors ranging across health, transport, energy, food, economic success and access to leisure activities.


Cities grow and thrive by successfully meeting the needs of their citizens – providing them with shelter, transport, culture, education, employment and so on – and those that have been most successful throughout history have had the resilience to adapt to changing circumstances and human demands.


The Cities integrated by design competition, announced by Innovate UK on 12th October, is the opportunity to ensure that innovation in Transport is included in the future design of our cities.


The assessors for the competition are looking for Ideas from companies, large or small, that have projects for which funding from Innovate UK could create extra value or increase the level of innovation.  


The deadline for registration is at noon on 18 November 2015 while the deadline for applications is at noon on 25 November 2015.

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