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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Executive summary from Marine Services and ICT roadmapping event now available

This summary report results from a one-day workshop to assist the Technology Strategy Board, BIS, UK Marine Industries Alliance and the Transport KTN to develop a roadmap to identify future priority opportunities and capability needs for the UK Marine Industries. This workshop was the first of five  “Deep  Dive”  explorations  of  the  sector,  focussing  on  Marine  Services  and  ICT.  

The workshop took a sub-set of the landscape roadmap, developed in June 2011, which was then developed further to identify priority trends & drivers and then to identify and characterise around 30 Market Opportunities in Marine Services & ICT.

Priority Opportunities were identified across a range of services and ICT areas, with a significant overlap emerging for knowledge-based services. The leading opportunities included ..... read more.

There are still some spaces available on the other 4 "deep dive" workshops:

  • Marine Renewables and Resources (1 Nov, Glasgow) more info
  • Marine Leisure and Equipment (9 Nov, Midlands) more info
  • Shipbuilding and Repair (16 Nov, venue TBC) more info
  • Ports and Infrastructure (30 Nov, London) more info
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