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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HiPerNano - Exciting event and KTN members get 15% discount!

Why nano?

Whether it's coatings to reduce friction (and thus increase fuel efficiency), micro-sensors for vehicle and infrastructure health monitoring (applications in NDT/NDE, and associated cost and safety savings for conducting in-time maintenance only when necessary), or new nano-materials for better and more lightweight design, nano technologies have a huge relevance right across the transport industry.

HiPerNano 2012 - who is it for?

This exciting event is for manufacturing supply chains and end-users across many disciplines including automotive, marine, aerospace, defence, sports, medical, offshore and energy and will showcase new materials, coatings and surfaces which can enhance durability, reduce weight and add functionality.  

HiPerNano 2012 is perfect opportunity to see some of the new developments in nanotechnology for engineering applications and this year's showcase event features six highly topical seminars:

  • Barrier and Protective Coatings – organised by The Institute of Metal Finishing
  • Aerodynamic Flow – finishes for fuel efficiency – organised by Aerospace, Aviation & Defence KTN
  • Tribology – reducing cost by reducing friction – organised by IET Tribology Division
  • Nanocomposites – organised by the British Composites Society
  • Graphene and New Materials – organised by IOM3 NNC
  • Sensors and Monitoring – organised by IOM3 NNC

For the full lineup and to register, please visit the event page.

Missed it last year?  View HiPerNano 2011 presentations by clicking here.

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