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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Marine Industry expects competition to stimulate innovation in the sector

It is hoped that the Technology Strategy Board will be opening a new collaborative R&D competition in the marine sector, in January 2013.

Details are still being finalised, but if approved, funding will come from Technology Strategy Board, MOD/dstl and Scottish Enterprise, and with 50% matchfunding from industry, is expected to generate £16 million-worth of project value.

The competition will be aimed at commerialisation and growth, so the priority will be in getting projects to market and developing the UK SME and supply chain.

Building on UK capability

In support of this and further to the findings in the marine industries roadmap, Ricardo have been commissioned by the Technology Strategy Board on behalf of the UK Marine Industries Alliance (MIA) and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, to assess UK-based innovation capability in two technology areas: 

  • Clean and efficient propulsion & on-board power, and 
  • On-board information, communications & control technology

The study will guide the Technology Strategy Board in defining the scope of the research.  Therefore, participation in the capability study will give companies the chance to ensure their technology interests are fairly considered. 

Make sure your interests are represented

To find out more about how to get involved in this study - and a chance to participate at the workshops in September and October -  please read the MIA's press release.

Building partnerships

The Transport KTN will also be working closely with the UK's Marine Industry Alliance, Technology Strategy Board, our sister KTNs and other stakeholders, to provide rich and fertile ground to enable the development of industry partnerships to deliver real innovation into the marine supply chain.


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