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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New Technology Strategy Board Competition - Highly Innovative Technology Enablers In Aerospace 2

Possible opportunity for technology transfer from other sectors

£5m in collaborative research and development from the Technology Strategy Board, that encourages innovation solutions to some of the higher-risk challenges facing the UK aerospace industry.

Themes for investment include

  •  Advanced aerostructures maintenance and repair technologies
  • Advanced health management and intelligent systems
  • Advanced power generation and distribution for greener aircraft
  • Alternative power sources on future engines
  • Approaches to reducing scheduled maintenance
  • Electronics for increasingly harsh environments in future aircraft designs
  • Highly efficient and reliable electrical actuation
  • Near-net and net-shape manufacturing processes for advanced metallic materials
  • New concepts for complex integrated structural components
  • Optimising electromagnetic capability/electromagnetic interference robustness of aircraft systems and equipment
  • Reduced size, weight and increased efficiency of airborne power electronics
  • Unconventional approaches to multifunctional/multimaterial components for aerospace
  • Wireless communication technology for avionics

Key dates

Competiton now open (opened 30 JANUARY 2013)

Technology Strategy Board webinar briefing: 07 FEBRUARY 2013

AAD KTN HITEA 2 Networking event: 11 FEBRUARY 2013

Registration DEADLINE: NOON 06 MARCH 2013

Expressions of interest DEADLINE: NOON 13 MARCH 2013

The second stage for invited applicants opens: 08 APRIL 2013 

Proposal submission DEADLINE: NOON 15 MAY 2013 


Click here to access the briefing document.

Click here to register for the AAD KTN HITEA 2 Consortia Building Session.

Click here to register for the TSB briefing webinar. 


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