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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Using Data in Transport

Large datasets

Transport networks are complex systems that, through constant monitoring, generate large datasets regarding the state of the infrastructure, its capacity and safety. Models of scheduling can be exploited to manage a transport system more effectively. With the aid of such methods, schedulers and planners can explore options in both the planning and operational phases.

Simulations of airflow, EM radiation, noise and vibration, combustion, structure and materials are required to design complex systems with the desired capabilities. This presents significant challenges in the creation of multi-physics models and in combining data and analysis with quantified risks and uncertainties.

Build on what's gone before!

The Industrial Mathematics KTN has supported a number of transport-related projects, which may prove to be of use to any organisations seeking greater involvement in any of the areas listed above for industrial application now, as a base for further research, or perhaps to get ideas for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP).

Previous projects
  • Condensation in fuel tanks (Airbus/Nottingham)
  • Landing gear modelling (Airbus/Sheffield)
  • Hybrid search methods for landing operations at London Heathrow (NATS/Nottingham)
  • Optimal trip planning subject to known delay distributions (BT/ Birmingham) (see also our blog post about this)
  • Chauffeur braking (Jaguar Land Rover / Cambridge /Edinburgh /Oxford/ WPI/ Bristol/ Bath/ Limerick)
  • LANCS Initiative
  • Sonar and radar contact tracking (Thales Underwater Systems/ Oxford)
  • Environmentally adaptive noise estimation for active sonar (Thales Underwater Systems/ Cardiff)
  • Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications 
  • Optimisation of aircraft taxi operations (Airbus/ Bristol)

For detailed information on these, please visit the Industrial Mathematics archive for Transport and Automotive projects


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