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 to support UK marine industries research

New European funding competition for Marine Industries Research

Funding to support UK marine industries research via ERA-NET MARTEC II is open for proposals in:

  • shipbuilding (design/production);
  • maritime equipment & services;
  • ship and port operation services;
  • offshore industry/technology;
  • offshore structures for renewable energy;
  • safety;
  • security; and /or 
  • environmental and climate impact. 

Prospective UK participants are advised to read this information which contains the national eligibility rules.

Deadline is 30 Apr 2012, for work to start in 2013.

About the ERA-NET MARTEC call

The vision for the ERA-NET MARTEC action, is to support and develop an extensive co-ordination and integration of national, regional, and European research programmes and policies in the field of maritime technologies.

MARTEC opened a transnational call for collaborative research projects in different areas of maritime technologies (deadline 30.04.2012). This call is initiated by twelve ministries and funding organisations from different European partner countries from the ERA-NET MARTEC consortium. Each country has own national maritime programmes and the financial support will be awarded by the national funding organisations for project duration of up to 36 months. Priority funding is for projects which include at least two independent industrial participants from two partner countries. Only projects, which receive funds from at least two countries, will be supported by MARTEC.

This announcement represents a MARTEC II call and it is meant to establish transnational collaborative research projects in twelve European countries on maritime technology areas.

Visit the MARTEC ERA-NET website to find out more and to register your interest.



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