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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H2020 Webinar 7 October: Small Business Innovation for Transport Initiative Update

As mentioned at our recent brokerage event for the Horizon 2020 European Green Vehicles Initiative, and relevant to the official pre-publication draft of Transport Programme for 2016/2017 the KTN is hosting an update webinar on the Horizon 2020 Small Business Innovation for Transport on 7 October, 2 to 3pm.

Louise Mothersole, Horizon 2020 UK National Contact Point for Transport, will deliver the sixth in our series of Horizon 2020 related webinars, this time focusing on the SME Instrument: Small Business Innovation for Transport.

H2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). There is over €50m per year for the next two years that has been ring-fenced for small and medium sized businesses working in the Transport sector, each of which can apply for over €2.5m without any requirement to collaborate.

Within that the SME instrument supports close-to-market activities, with the aim to give a strong boost to breakthrough innovation. Highly innovative SMEs with a clear commercial ambition and a potential for high growth and internationalisation are the prime target.

According to Louise, “we have now significant lessons learned and links to additional useful information to help increase probability of success.”
“The Phase 2 element of the SME Instrument (i.e. up to €2.5m) had not been launched when I did the first webinar on this topic so we only really had details of Phase 1 (up to €50k).”

Join us on this webinar to

  • Learn what the SME Instrument is intended to achieve
  • Understand the necessary eligibility criteria and how to apply
  • Maximise your chances of success by finding out what the evaluators are seeking

Register for 7 October Webinar - The SME Instrument: Small Business Innovation for Transport


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