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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Navigate your way through the energy funding maze

Finding the right support for energy research, development, demonstration and deployment (RDD&D) projects has just become easier thanks to the launch of the Energy Generation and Supply Knowledge Transfer Network (EG&S KTN) Energy Funding Landscape Navigator.

This online resource, created by the Knowledge Transfer team at the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), takes users through the energy funding landscape, providing clear guidance on the key public bodies and support mechanisms for UK energy projects. Users can search a live list of energy RDD&D opportunities and can get help in finding the right partners to build project teams.

The Navigator is a resource for the entire energy RDD&D community. It will be particularly valuable to smaller technology companies who struggle to keep up to speed with the myriad of support mechanisms in the UK. By placing this information at the users’ fingertips the Navigator will reduce time wasted and opportunities missed.

The Navigator will be the central resource to keep the UK energy community up to date on the changes to the energy RDD&D landscape that are expected to be announced in the Government Spending Review on October 20th.

Dr Jeff Hardy, UKERC knowledge exchange manager, who developed the Navigator for the EG&S KTN said:

The Energy Funding Landscape Navigator is a resource for anyone in the UK energy community who has credible idea for an energy technology, but is unsure about where they can get the support to take it on to the next level. In designing this resource we have consulted both the user community and those who provide the support mechanisms. A clear message from the user community, particularly small businesses, is that there simply isn’t time to keep up to date with all the different schemes and find the right partners, and as a consequence opportunities are being missed. The Navigator aims to address these issues.

Click here to access the Energy Funding Landscape Navigator.


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