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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.

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SpaceTech 2012

On 5th November the UK Space Agency and Science & Technology Facilities Council are holding a two day ESA Technology Transfer Network SpaceTech 2012 event linking the unique world of space research with successful commercial business development.


Monday 5th November - UK Space Agency Technology day

A day to inform on technology programmes managed by the UK Space Agency, presenting overall shape and elements currently underway, moreover to provide a perspective on the new programmes and initiatives in space. The need to prepare for future space programmes, which are more and more demanding in terms of performance and cost is well understood. In response, UK Space Agency has embarked on new a Technology Programme (TRL2 to TRL5) which covers the five main areas involved in space systems.


Tuesday 6th November – convened by STFC Innovations and the ESA Technology Transfer Network

A focus on technology transfer and aimed at companies involved in medical devices, automotive, (including motorsport), electronics, sensors, robotics, energy and environmental technologies. Attending companies will become more familiar with technologies developed within the European space program and how they can be applied successfully outside the space domain and in this way contribute to innovation and new business generation.


In addition, presentions of some of the 65 patents available for licence from ESA in areas such as communication, electronics, materials and robotics.


Tailored networking (including one2one sessions) allowing you to develop future projects and new business will be a priority for this event.


This event is free to attend.


To register for either or both days and to see the full programme click here


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