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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Funding summary update: Boosting innovation in manufacturing competencies

Full info on this competition: http://www.innovateuk.org/content/competition/boosting-innovation-in-manufacturing-competencies.ashx

Download the brief: http://www.innovateuk.org/_assets/comp_supportinginnovationinmanufacturing_final.pdf

Type of competition: Collaborative R&D

Download the Transport KTN’s useful guide to the TSB’s collaborative R&D competitions: http://bit.ly/tktn_guide_crd_comp

How much will be available? Up to £6 million

Who is funding this? Technology Strategy Board

What is the challenge?

The focus is on recent technological discoveries or breakthroughs that have inspired people to innovate in a context of significant technology risk, or have led to ideas that are yet to find application in a recognised market or business sector. Innovation in manufacturing capability often builds on new-found technology and can be a significant driver of economic growth and enhance the quality of life.

The aim is to support new technologies with strong potential to underpin new production processes for a wide range of industrial applications and market sectors.

Key Dates

16 Jan 2012 Competition opened

7 Feb 2012 Consortia building and information day Coventry /web/boosting-innovation-in-manufacturing-competancies-extra-briefing-at-mtc

13 Feb 2012 Consortia building and information day Huddersfield /web/boosting-innovation-in-manufacturing-competencies-technology-strategy-board-competition-briefing

22 Feb 2012 noon Competition EOI closes

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