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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Transport KTN supports Technology Strategy Board delivery plan for innovation in Transport

The Technology Strategy Board has recently published its delivery plan for 2013-14

This very useful and informative document sets out how the TSB support innovation through its array of tools, as well as the investments that they are going to make in their priority areas.

These priority areas are broken down in to three main groups:

1. Challenge-led areas

  • Energy,
  • Built environment,
  • Food ,
  • Transport,
  • Health

2. Competence areas

  • High value manufacturing,
  • Digital economy,
  • Space applications,
  • Resource efficiency

3. Enabling technologies

  • Advanced materials,
  • Biosciences,
  • Electronics, sensors and photonics,
  • Information and communication technology

The full delivery plan document is comprehensive and runs to over 60 pages, and you are strongly recommended to read it.


Transport Theme Synopsis


2013-4 TSB expenditureHowever, for those who want a short synopsis of the specific Transport investments, we have created an extracted version which contains the relevant transport pages from the full document, which you can read here or by clicking on the image to the left.  




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The KTN will be supporting those activities over the year and we look forward to working with you to ensure maximum benefit for you.


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