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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Innovation Vouchers

The TSB have introduced an Innovation Vouchers programme which is aimed at small and medium sized businesses and offers grants of up to £5k to explore new ideas with a specialist knowledge provider. If you are a larger company (over 249 employees) then you can share this with any small businesses in your supply chain or your networks who may be able to benefit from this scheme.  Funding for start-ups and sole traders is available - anyone looking to extend their knowledge network to support their new ideas.


The application is very simple and should take less than an hour to complete. Grants are awarded quarterly on specific themes - see the Innovation Vouchers Portal for more details.


Next closing date is 23rd January - there is still time to make an application in this round.


Next month they will be bringing you the latest on the _connect activity supporting Innovate UK, the UK's largest multisector networking event for business. Join the Innovate UK conversation on _connect  now.




2 people have had something to say so far

I am personally worried that TSB is busy discriminating amongst SMEs in all their grants and that minority ethnic community SMEs are bearing the brunt of their discrimination. Should this be happening in a multi-cultural Britain at a time the country and TSB should be encouraging entrepreneurs from all parts of the society? Are minority Ethnic Community not UK tax payers? Although I have formerly lodged my complain with the Minister in charge Lord Green, but I still think that TSB is way out of order in entrenching discrimination even when it is harmful to UK economy
Dr O. Laurence
E. ocl.valhospital@gmail.com
T. 07424630900
Posted on 28/01/13 14:34.
Dear Mr Lawrence,
Thank you for your feedback.
Please note that the Transport KTN has posted this article in the hopes that this information will be useful to visitors to and members of the KTN, but as a separate company from the TSB, we are not responsible for Technology Strategy Board competitions.
Please could you explain in what way the TSB is specifically discriminating against ethnic communities, and we will pass your comments on to the Technology Strategy Board.
Thank you.
Posted on 28/01/13 16:33 in reply to O'jibulem Laurence.

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